Webster named Rider of the Month

By The Mercury

Kansas State equestrian rider Rachel Webster was named the Big 12 Rider of the Month for her strong performances in Equitation Over Fences for the month of October.

The junior captain, along with riders from TCU and Baylor picked up this season’s first honors.

K-State head coach Casie Maxwell was pleased to hear that Webster had received the honor.

“I am so proud of Rachel for earning Rider of the Month honors,” Maxwell said. “She truly puts 100 percent into this team and bettering herself as rider and her hard work has paid off.”

A junior from Mechanicsville, Va., Webster holds an overall record of 12-2, while going 7-0 in Equitation Over Fences this year. Webster went 4-0 in the month of October with victories over Baylor, New Mexico State, West Texas A&M and South Dakota State.

Baylor’s Samantha Schaefer (Equitation on the Flat), TCU’s Samantha Bayer (Horsemanship) and Chantz Stewart (Reining) were also named to the list by the conference office.

K-State returns to action this Saturday, as the Wildcats travel to Stillwater, Okla., to face Oklahoma State. The team is currently riding a six-meet winning streak and ranked No. 5 in the nation.

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