Riders Selected for AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge

Sixteen collegiate equestrian riders have been chosen to participate in the 2016 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge, which will take place Nov. 13-14 as part of the AQHA/Lucas Oil World Championship Show in Oklahoma City.

The preliminaries will take place on Nov. 13, with the finals on Nov. 14.

The student-athlete riders representing the National Collegiate Equestrian Association institutions selected for the AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge are Megan McMullen, Texas Christian University; Taylor Dixon, Fresno State University;  Libby Collins, Oklahoma State Universty; Kelsey Swainston, South Dakota State University;Avery Ellis, Texas A&M University; Lauren Diaz, Auburn Universty; Abigail Buckwalter, Delaware State University; and  Morgan Matzdorff, New Mexico State University.

The collegiate riders representing the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association institutions in the AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge are Hanna Hedderick, University of Findlay; Olivia Turner, North Carolina State University; Holly Phillips, University of Findlay;  Dylan Dombrowski, Cazenovia College; Michelle McDowell, Grand Valley State University; Codi Uecker, Rocky Mountain College; Kayla Magrum, University of Findlay; and Lauren King, Middle Tennessee State University.

For more information on the AQHA/Lucas Oil World Championship Show, visit www.aqha.com/worldshow.