Oklahoma State Equestrian’s western team captured its fifth overall western national championship by defeating Big 12 foe Kansas State, 6-2, Saturday evening at the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) National Championships at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, Texas.
This year’s Big 12 Champions jumped out to a commanding 4-0 lead after horsemanship.
OSU sophomore Katy Krshka capped off her All-American season with a 145-130.5 victory, improving her season record to 18-1. All-Americans Lauren Halvorson and Lindsey McMullen secured points with Halvorson winning, 151-149, and McMullen, 151-150. Senior Marissa Dalton finished off her career today at Oklahoma State with 150-141.5 victory.
In reining, junior Jenna Blumer defeated her opponent, 141-140, to secure the national championship for the Cowgirls. Krshka would add to the Cowgirls point total with a 140-139 victory.
This is the Cowgirls' first western national championship since the 2008 season. They also won the western national championship in the 2000, 2003 and 2004 seasons.