Welcome to another exciting year for Cowgirl Equestrian! Our competition season is well underway and we have already competed in four meets and currently have a 3-1 record. We couldn’t be more proud of the way we have started the season and the girls are continuing to work hard both in and out of the arena. We look forward to seeing many of you at our upcoming competitions leading to the National Championship next spring.
Our Future is Bright
As most of you may already know, collegiate equestrian had quite a scare in 2014 with the NCAA announcement to drop it from its list of Emerging Sports. We are happy to share that the NCAA has since stated that they are no longer looking to drop Equestrian and are going to continue to work with the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) and the NCEA National Advisory Board to continue the recognition of Equestrian as an NCAA sport. Mike Holder, OSU Athletic Director, also announced his support in a press release in May 2016, “Equestrian is a good fit for our university and athletic department, both now and as we move forward.”
We Need Your Help
We are proud to announce that we seeing new changes every day with Phase One construction. As we strive to bring this facility up to date (Phase Two), we’ve identified a dire need for our female student athletes. Following practice, the student athletes do not have adequate shower facilities, forcing them to drive home after working the horses to clean up before attending class. Your gift to Phase Two will help us provide a top-tier experience for Cowgirl Equestrian by supporting this advancement, as well as many more:
Covered Wash Rack for the Horses
Horse Friendly Pipe & Cable Fencing
Covered Horse Walker/Exerciser
We continue to need your support to see these additional projects become a reality. If you would like to help, no matter how big or small, please do not hesitate to make a gift through our PhilanthroPete campaign or contact me directly at (405) 612-5126 or Larry.Sanchez@okstate.edu.
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