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Four Recognized as Novemberís Equestrian Riders of the Month
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Four equestrian student-athletes were recognized with Big 12 Rider of the Month awards for competition during the month of November. In the Equitation over Fences event, Sam Schaefer (Baylor) was named Rider of the Month, while Jacquelyn Bogstad (K-State) was honored in the Equitation on the Flat discipline. In Western, Katy Krshka (Oklahoma State) was named Horsemanship Rider of the Month, while Alexi Child (TCU) claimed the Reining honor.

Big 12 Equestrian teams wrapped up the fall portion of the 2013-14 season on Saturday, Nov. 23 and will return to action starting on Friday, Jan. 31. Each of the league’s four teams landed in the top 10 of the final fall NCEA rankings (No. 3 Baylor, No. 5 K-State, No. 7 Oklahoma State and No. 8 TCU).

Equitation over Fences Rider of the Month
Sam Schaefer, Baylor, Jr., Westminster, Md.
Schaefer outscored Auburn’s Elizabeth Benson 91-80 in Baylor’s 10-9 loss to the third ranked Tigers. Schaefer earned MOP honors in fences with a score of 87.

Equitation on the Flat Riders of the Month
Jacquelyn Bogstad, K-State, Sr., Woodland Hills, Calif.
Bogstad had a phenomenal November, going 3-0 with one MOP honor. The senior from Woodland Hills, Calif., had her strongest performance of the year when she scored an amazing 94 against Rachel Crinklaw of UT-Martin. Her ride earned her MOP honors. She followed that performance with wins against Adeline Audette (SMU) and Kylee Arbuckle (UGA)

Horsemanship Rider of the Month
Katy Krshka, Oklahoma State, Jr., Yukon, Okla.
Krshka dominated the horsemanship event in the month of November. Her 76.5-70.5 win over SDSU’s Danielle Dickerson on Nov. 2 opened the floodgates for the Cowgirls as they swept the Jackrabbits in the event. In the Nov. 16 match, Krshka garnered a 77.5-74.5 win over Taylor Gillete (TCU). Her score earned her MOP for the event. Once again, her opening round win helped pave the way for the Cowgirls to sweep the Horned Frogs in the horsemanship event. Krshka was also crowned as the winner of the AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge.

Reining Rider of the Month
Alexi Child, TCU, Jr., Aurora, Ore.
In Reining, Child currently leads the squad with a 6 -1 record and is perfect in the Big 12. On a four-game winning streak, the junior sits atop the leader board with two MOP accolades garnered on back-to-back away competitions against New Mexico State and South Dakota State.

2013-14 EQUESTRIAN RIDERS OF THE MONTH

  Equitation Over Fences Rider of the Month
October: Alicia Gasser, Baylor, Fr., Scottsdale, Ariz.
November:   

Sam Schaefer, Baylor, Jr., Westminster, Md.

  Equitation on the Flat Rider of the Month
October: Caitlin Ader, TCU, Sr., Palm Coast, Fla.
  Sam Schaefer, BU, Jr., Westminster, Md.
November:    Jacquelyn Bogstad, K-State, Sr., Woodland Hills, Colo.
  Horsemanship Rider of the Month
October: Kelly Bovaird, K-State, Sr., Tulsa, Okla.
November:    Katy Krshka, Oklahoma State, Jr., Yukon, Okla.
  Reining Rider of the Month
October: Chantz Stewart, TCU, So., Cave Creek, Ariz.
November:    Alexi Child, TCU, Jr., Aurora, Ore.
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