K-State Hits Road for IHSA Hunter Seat Show

Wildwood, Mo. The Kansas State equestrian team will go on the road to the IHSA Hunter Seat show on Saturday and Sunday. The show is set to kick off at 8 a.m. both days.

 

Twelve riders will show for the Wildcats, and this will be the season debut for junior Celia Gaches. Katie Mellon, Caroline Sweeney, and Jenni Wright will lead K-State this weekend. All riders, other than Gaches, have shown already this season.

 

Eight different levels of Hunter Seat riding comprise the IHSA format from beginner through USEF Medal/Maclay riders. Riders compete individually for a first through sixth placing, and their points are added up to declare a "High Point Team" or "Reserve High Point Team" which are awarded to the top two point-earning teams at each show. 

 

On an individual basis, riders accumulate points from season to season in all divisions but the open division to determine postseason consideration. Acquiring 35 points in a respective division earns a rider a trip to regionals, where riders will then compete for the top two placings in their class to go on to zones.  At zones, a rider must also place first or second to move on to nationals, which will be held this year at the Miller Coliseum in Murfreesburo, Tennessee, April 23-26. However, open riders have to start their points over each year as there is no division to point up.

 

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

 

Complete K-State line-up is as follows:

 

Open Equitation over Fences:

            Christine Fosnacht

            Jenni Wright

 

Equitation on the Flat:

            Christine Fosnacht

            Jenni Wright

 

Intermediate Equitation over Fences:

            Christina Costello

            Katie Mellon

            Allie Archer

 

Intermediate Equitation on the Flat:

Christina Costello

            Katie Mellon

            Allie Archer

 

Novice Equitation over Fences:

            Caroline Sweeney

            Soffia Farrall da Cruz

            Kayla St. Clair

            Wendy Wert

 

Novice Equitation on the Flat:

            Caroline Sweeney

            Celia Gaches

            Trish Carney

 

Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter:

            Kim Buran

 

          -kstatesports.com-