Nov. 20, 2013
MANHATTAN, Kan. - After ending a two-meet losing streak with wins over UT-Martin and SMU, the No. 7 Kansas State equestrian team will look to end the fall season on a positive note, as the team faces No. 4 Georgia at Timbercreek Stables on Friday at 8 a.m.
"The team is ready to end our fall season back here in Manhattan," said head coach Casie Maxwell. "Georgia has a tough team and we have been hard at work preparing to host them. We are in a good place mentally, physically and I expect to see the team display that this weekend and finish off a great fall season."
K-State last competed against Georgia in the 2011-12 season. The Bulldogs won the meet, 13-7.
The Wildcats' Hunter Seat team will have the same lineup that helped pick up two impressive wins. The side will be led by captains Rachel Webster and Madison Wayda. Henley Adkins is coming off of a 3-1 performance against SMU and UT-Martin. The freshman from Moorpark, Calif., will look to continue her strong debut season. Senior Cat Avolese will once again be called upon to compete in both Equitation on the Flat and Equitation Over Fences. Avolese earned Most Outstanding Player (MOP) in Fences against UT-Martin.
K-State's Western team will look to build off of their 7-2 win against SMU.
The Horsemanship team will be led by Kelly Bovaird. The senior from Tulsa, Okla., was named NCEA and Big 12 Rider of the Month for October in Horsemanship. Bovaird has been a standout performer, racking up a 7-1 record, while earning two MOP's in the event.
The K-State Reiners will also enter the meet with the same lineup that earned a win against UT-Martin. Kara Guy is coming off an MOP winning ride against SMU and will try and continue her momentum into the meet.
The meet is free and open to the public. The Wildcats will being the spring season on Feb. 1, when the team travels to Brookings, S.D., for meets against Fresno State and South Dakota St.
Equitation on the Flat
Equitation Over Fences