Georgia Equestrian Tops K-State
Leading the Wildcats in English competition was Ashley Collett, who defeated Kitt Ritter, 79-76, in Equitation over Fences, earning K-State’s lone MVP honor. Also getting a victory in the Equitation over Fences category was Leslie Yates, who beat Alex Lieppe, 81-73.
“We turned in consistent rides again today,” said Ashley Foster, Hunter Seat head coach. “While I’m not thrilled with the end result, I am still happy with our riding. We have things to work on before we see Texas A&M. However, it is very refreshing to turn in two days of solid riding to begin the year. Ashley Collett was awarded an MVP for her over fences round. Both she and Leslie Yates were outstanding over fences today. I was proud of all of our riders. We are really looking forward to competing against A & M at home on October 3.”
In Equitation on the Flat, the lone winner for K-State was freshman Stephanie Patterson, who defeated Lauren Kulwicki, 59-57.
On the Western side, Laura Browne led the Wildcats by turning in a win over Kelley Mundrick, 72-70.5, in Horsemanship. Alyssa Freeman tallied another win for K-State by defeating Alicia Shrum, 74-71.
“We made some mistakes today and learned a lot about what we need to go home and work on, said Casie Williamson, Western head coach. “I'm proud of the girls for keeping their chins up and riding through their mistakes; we need that every time we enter the arena. We have some things to go home and work on, and we will be working extremely hard to prepare for Texas A&M in 2 weeks. It will be great to ride at home on our own turf."
In the Reining category, Alecia Zimbelman was the only winner for the Cats, tallying a close 71-70.5 victory over Kelly Truesdell.
K-State’s exhibition squad performed as well, tallying two total wins. Sierra Fredrick defeated Allie Hush, 70.5-69.5, in Horsemanship and Dana Johnson beat out Shannon Larsen by a large margin, 61.5-0, in Reining.
Results from Saturday’s competition, UGA vs. KSU: