Riders Selected for AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge

Sixteen collegiate equestrian riders have been chosen to participate in the 2017 AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge November 11-12 during the Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City.

The American Quarter Horse Association

The preliminaries will take place on November 11, with the finals on November 12. (Journal photo)

Sixteen collegiate equestrian riders have been chosen to participate in the 2017 American Quarter Horse Association Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge November 11-12 during the Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City.

The preliminaries will take place on November 11, with the finals on November 12.

The student-athlete riders representing National Collegiate Equestrian Association institutions selected for the AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge are as follows:

  • Payton Anderson, University of Georgia
  • Kirsten Chamberland, Oklahoma State University
  • Abbi Demel, Baylor University
  • Kara Kaufmann, Auburn University
  • Ashley Mauney, Southern Methodist University
  • Josie Mootz, Texas Christian University
  • Maddie Thiel, University of South Carolina
  • Rachel Williams, Fresno State

The following collegiate riders representing Intercollegiate Horse Show Association institutions in the AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge are as follows:

  • Brittany Abernathy, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
  • Kinsey Ayres, Black Hawk College
  • Elizabeth Ellis, Berry College
  • Margherita Guerra, University of California Davis
  • Mark Mowbray, St. Andrews University
  • Taylor Overmier, The Ohio State University
  • Marissa Phillips, University of Findlay
  • Hayley Ruffner, Alfred University

For more information on the Lucas Oil World and for the tentative schedule, visit www.aqha.com/worldshow.

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