Equestrian To Hold Inaugural Scrimmage

Stephanie Patterson

Sept. 8, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. –The Kansas State equestrian team will kick off the 2011-12 season as it will hold the inaugural Purple-White scrimmage on Saturday at 10 a.m., at Timbercreek Stables.

Saturday’s scrimmage will give the Wildcat coaching staff a gauge of where the team is at as it prepares for the upcoming regular season.

"We're looking forward to kicking off our season with the team scrimmage this weekend,” said K-State head coach Casie Lisabeth.  “It will be the first opportunity of the year to get our riders into the arena in a show situation, and I am looking forward watching them handle a little pressure.  It will be a great starting point to build on before we open regular season to competition in a few weeks."    

Wildcat riders will compete in equitation over fences, horsemanship, equitation on the flat and reining, in that order. All riders will be riding in one event as competition will function as a normal, gameday setting with riders competing head-to-head on pre-drawn horses. This format will give each K-State equestrian student-athlete an opportunity to compete in a varsity setting.

All four events will take place in the indoor arena at Timbercreek Stables, as the construction on a new riding surface remains ongoing in the outdoor arena.

Admission to Saturday’s event is free to the public. The 2011-12 fall season will officially get underway on Sept. 23, as K-State will face Division II foe, Minnesota-Crookston at Timbercreek Stables in Manhattan.

– k-statesports.com –