Wildcats Fall to Fresno State

FRESNO, Calif.- The No. 4 K-State equestrian team tried to clinch a win before ending its fall schedule on Saturday, but Fresno State defended their home turf at the Student Horse Center with a 12-8 win over the Wildcats. The Wildcats have now dropped four straight meets, following an unbeaten start to the season.

Noteworthy

  • Kansas State equestrian is now 4-4 this season, and 1-2 in Big 12 matchups.
  • The Wildcats took home one Most Outstanding Performer (MOP) honors. In Equitation over Fences: sophomore Alexis Graves clinched the title with an 84-71 ride against Fresno State's Kara Spicer.
  • The Wildcats claimed the discipline in Hunt Seat, as they clinched the victory, 6-4, but in Western struggled to keep up with a score of 8-2 in favor of the Bulldogs. 

Equitation over Fences

  • Kansas State captured Equitation over Fences by a 4-1 margin.
  • K-State received scoring rides from four underclassmen: sophomores Taylor Schmidt, Henley Adkins and Alexis Graves along with freshman Halle Kutsche.
  • Schmidt has been riding extremely well for the Wildcats as she rode past Fresno State's Sierra Swaffer, 82-35.
  • Adkins carded a score of 83 to ride past Fresno State's Paige Pastorino, 75, gaining a point for Kansas State.
  • Kutsche tallied her second win of the season with a conquest over Kylina Chalack, 78-73. 

Equitation on the Flat

  • K-State battled out the discipline, but fell to Fresno State, 3-2.
  • Schmidt eased past Sierra Swaffer of Fresno State, 82-76, and now advances her season record to 13-4-1.  
  • Adkins once again pulled through for the Wildcats as she rode past Fresno State's Randi Pomrehn, 87-81, to advance her season record (11-7). 

Horsemanship

  • The Wildcats fell short today as they fell to the Bulldogs, 4-1.
  • K-State received scoring rides from junior captain Danielle Kemper.
  •  Kemper carded a score of 73 to defeat Linne' Beason, 72.5.
  • Kemper is now (6-2) this season while earning one MOP.

Reining

  • The Bulldogs clinched the discipline with a 4-1 decision.
  • Junior Kara Guy picked up her second season win with a victory over Fresno State's Taylor Brown, 71.5-68.

Coming up Next

  •  No. 4 Kansas State will resume their season, Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31, as they will travel to Martin, Tennessee to compete against Tennessee-Martin and Georgia, respectively.