Wildcat Equestrian Hosts Fresno State

MANHATTAN, Kan. The Kansas State equestrian team looks to continue its current winning streak this Saturday and Sunday as it hosts Fresno State at Fox Creek Stables in a varsity competition.


The weekend’s show will be split up into two groups, beginning with Reining on the Western side Saturday at 2 p.m. On Sunday, the English riders will begin at 9 a.m. with Equitation over Fences kicking off the show.


This will be the final regular season head-to-head match for the Wildcats. Junior Whitney Snyder will attempt to take home her eighth MVP award of the season on the English side. In Western junior Lindsey Salsbury will go for her ninth win of the season in varsity matches.


K-State has won the last two home head-to-head varsity shows at Fox Creek Stables against two of the top programs in the nation, defeating Texas A&M, 10-9, on March 4 and beating Georgia in a tie breaker, 9-9, on March 11.


“This is our last regular season competition and we would like to continue our success, but we do need to improve our riding in the Reining category,” Slough said.


Splitting the two shows will allow seven K-State riders to compete in IHSA Western Regionals Sunday in Springfield, Mo. The following riders will make the trip to Springfield, Alden Haugh, Michelle Schneider and Leanne Thompson in Novice, Sarah Coomes, Erin Paulsen and Katie Steinle in Intermediate Horsemanship and Emily Wolfe in Beginner Horsemanship.


“For the IHSA show we are hoping some girls will place in the top two of their classes to qualify for sectionals,” head coach Teresa Slough said.


Results from the weekend’s show will be available online at kstatesports.com as they become available.