K-State's Bovaird Competes at AQHA Challenge

Nov. 21, 2013

K-State Athletics

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Kansas State equestrian rider Kelly Bovaird competed in the 2013 American Quarter Horse Association Horsemanship (AQHA) Challenge on Wednesday and made it to the second round.

"Kelly rode amazing at the AQHA Horsemanship Challenge in Oklahoma City,” said head coach Casie Maxwell. “She represented K-State extremely well and had a great experience riding among the nation’s top riders. We are extremely grateful to AQHA for providing this opportunity for collegiate riders and to the industry horse owners and professionals who provided horses to make this event possible."

In the first round, Bovaird was matched up against North Central Texas College’s Kodi Anderson. She was able to easily make it to the next round with a 139-127.5 win. In the second round, Bovaird ran into a familiar face in Oklahoma State’s Katy Krshka. Despite putting up an impressive score of 147, Krshka was just able to slip by, with a score of 147.5.

Bovaird will now return to Manhattan and join her team as they prepare to take on No. 4 Georgia on Friday. The meet is free and open to the public. The Wildcats will begin the spring season on Feb. 1, when the team travels to Brookings, S.D., for meets against Fresno State and South Dakota State.