Outside the Arena with Dysart and Gaches

Name: Valerie Dysart

Year in School: Senior

Year on the Team: 4th

Discipline: Western

Hometown: Netawaka, Kansas

Major: Animal Science, Pre-Vet

Riding Background (before college): I competed in mostly local shows.  I did a lot of barrels and poles, ran in NBHA, and rodeoed a little as well.

Why I chose K-State: I chose K-State because they have a great pre-vet curriculum and veterinary school.

My favorite part about being a member of the KSUET: Meeting so many girls with the same interests.

Favorite Manhattan restaurant: Carlos O’Kelly’s

The last book I read:  Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

If I could have any superpower it would be: Probably the ability to heal myself and others.

Favorite TV show: “CSI: New York

Favorite Holiday: Christmas

The last CD I bought: Cross Canadian Ragweed

Plans after graduation: To attend veterinary school.




Name: Celia Gaches

Year in School: Junior

Year on the Team: 3rd 

Discipline: Hunter Seat

Hometown: Tempe, Arizona

Major: Animal Science, Pre-Vet

Riding Background (before college): I rode dressage and competed in 3 Day Eventing for 11 years.

Why I chose K-State: I chose K-State because of the veterinary school and because of the Equestrian Team.

My favorite part about being a member of the KSUET: Being able to ride so many awesome horses and hanging out with such great gals!

Favorite Manhattan restaurant: It depends on what I’m in the mood to eat.

The last book I read:  Kushiel’s Justice by Jacqueline Carey

If I could have any superpower it would be: The ability to mimic any other superpower or, barring that, teleportation (think of the fuel savings!)

Favorite TV show: “Grey’s Anatomy”

Favorite Holiday: Christmas

The last CD I bought: I don’t even remember...it’s been awhile!
Plans after graduation: To attend veterinary school and then get a job as a vet.  The location of said job is uncertain...preferably back east or Australia.