About the Team
Welcome to another exciting year for Cowgirl Equestrian! The girls are really coming together in preparation to make another run at the Big 12 and NCEA Championships. In addition to the team’s successes in the arena, I would like all to know that our fall semester grades were again very impressive! Twelve of our team members received a 4.0 and there were 16 others that had a 3.5 GPA or higher. That means more than half of our 50 member roster had a 3.5 or above, contributing to an overall team average of 3.44. I must say, we are very proud of our team.
Phase One of the Equestrian Facility Expansion Project is complete and we could not be happier with how it turned out. The locker room and offices are even better than expected and we are proudly using them every day. We also added some finishing touches to the Saddling Barn by building a cedar entryway, installing wood paneling on the ceiling and updating the front landscape.
Again, we want to thank Terri & Rick Pedigo, Kaye & John Hull, Malinda & Steve Webb, Margie & Brad Shultz, Lori & Mark Collins and Julie & Dan Chamberland for going above and beyond in their support of this project. Phase One was a huge success because of the loyal support of our donors.
We Need Your Help
It is very exciting to see the new changes that have been made, however there are still some much-needed improvements to be addressed with our facility in Phase Two. The most important is covering our existing outdoor riding arena. This will provide much needed all-weather riding for our practices and competitions. During days of inclement weather, we are not able to ride outdoors and have been very fortunate to use the Totusek Arena, which we share with the Animal Science Department. We have approval to move forward with this project this spring, if we can secure the financial support.
In addition to the Covered Arena, we would like to continue to address our fencing issues and install shelters in our paddocks and pastures. We have started replacing the existing t-posts & hot-wire fences with a more horse-friendly pipe & cable fence. My plan is to continue to replace portions of the fence as the donations come in and until all of our fencing needs are met.
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 or contact us directly at (405) 612-5126 or Larry.Sanchez@okstate.edu.