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.