No. 4 K-State Continues Run at Home

MANHATTAN, Kan. - With a little over a week since its last meet, the No. 4 Kansas State equestrian team hosts Alabama on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Hunt Seat disciplines at Timbercreek Stables. Admission to the meet is free and open to the public.


"We are looking forward to hosting Alabama this weekend and helping show them how great our NCEA format is," said head coach Casie Maxwell. "They have a Hunt Seat only team this year and are looking to hopefully add a Western squad and go Varsity in the coming years. Our Hunt Seat squad is refreshed after a weekend off from tough competition in September, so I know they are anxious to get back out and compete."

The Hunt Seat team will be led by senior captain Madison Wayda and sophomore Henley Adkins. Adkins' outstanding performance this season has helped lead the Wildcats to a 3-0 start. Adkins, who was named National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) Rider of the Month for September in Equitation on the Flat, will try and earn her ninth career Most Outstanding Performer (MOP) Award on Saturday.

Wayda and Adkins will be accompanied by sophomores Alexis Graves, Christiana Martinelli and Taylor Schmidt in both disciplines, Equitation over Fences and Equitation on the Flat. Freshman Halle Kutsche will make her Wildcat debut as she rides in Equitation over Fences in hopes to bring home a point for the Wildcats. Sophomore Gretchen Koenen will continue her strong streak as she will partake in Equitation on the Flat.

Following this weekend, K-State will conclude its five-meet home stand on Nov. 8 against Big 12 foe Oklahoma State at 10 a.m.

Fences:
Henley Adkins
Alexis Graves
Halle Kutsche
Christina Martinelli
Taylor Schmidt
Madiosn Wayda

Flat:
Henley Adkins
Alexis Graves
Gretchen Koenen
Christina Martinelli
Taylor Schmidt
Madison Wayda