K-State's Webster named Rider of the Month

Rachel Webster

Nov. 7, 2012

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State equestrian rider Rachel Webster was named  the Big 12 Rider of the Month for her strong performances in Equitation Over Fences for the month of October. The junior captain, along with riders from TCU and Baylor picked up this season’s first honors.

Head coach Casie Maxwell was pleased to hear that Webster had received the honor.

“I am so proud of Rachel for earning Rider of the Month honors,” Maxwell said. “She truly puts 100 percent into this team and bettering herself as a rider and her hard work has paid off.”

A junior from Mechanicsville, Va., Webster holds an overall record of 12-2, while going 7-0 in Equitation Over Fences this year. Webster went 4-0 in the month of October with victories over Baylor, New Mexico State, West Texas A&M and South Dakota State.

Maxwell has seen how Webster’s confidence has improved throughout the season and the leadership her captain brings.

“Rachel has found her rhythm this season and really just stepped up her game in the show pen as is evident in her 12-2 record this season,” Maxwell said. “She is an outstanding rider, but her confidence in herself and her ability have helped accelerate her success this season.”

Baylor’s Samantha Schaefer (Equitation on the Flat), TCU’s Samantha Bayer (Horsemanship) and Chantz Stewart (Reining) were also named to the list by the conference office.

K-State returns to action on Nov. 17, as the Wildcats travel to Stillwater, Okla. to face Oklahoma State. The team is currently riding a six-meet winning streak and ranked No. 5 in the nation.

– k-statesports.com –