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Equestrian to Host Cowgirls

Valtie Riddle will compete in Reining for the Lady Bears against OSU.

Valtie Riddle will compete in Reining for the Lady Bears against OSU.

Nov. 16, 2007

WACO, Texas - Baylor's equestrian team will close out its fall schedule on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. when they host the undefeated Oklahoma State Cowgirls at the Willis Family Equestrian Center.

Baylor enters the competition riding a three-match win streak while Oklahoma State, who faces off against Stephen F. Austin on Saturday, is a perfect 4-0 on the season. The Cowgirls recently dealt the Texas A&M Aggies their first loss of the season with a 16-9 victory. Most recently, Baylor claimed the championship of the four-team Baylor Invitational with victories over TCU (8-4), Stephen F. Austin (8-4) and Delaware State (10-2) to raise it's fall record to 3-4.

The competition format will feature a series of head-to-head match ups. The team accumulating the most head-to-head victories will win the overall match. In the event of a tie, the victor will be determined by total points. In addition, there will be an individual award for the most valuable player in each event. Five riders will compete in each event and each event will feature exhibition competition as well but exhibition scores will not figure into the scoring.

In the Hunter Seat discipline, Nicole Brown, Mary Smitson, Kendra Vicary, Beth Banister and Heather Healy will represent Baylor in Equitation Over Fences while Shelby White, Smitson, Cara Wilson, Banister and Brown will compete in Equitation on the Flat. Riding exhibition for the Lady Bears in Fences will be White, Amanda Miller, Analisa Muti and Lauren Purkey. Vicary, Healy, Whitney McIlvain and Katie Ross will compete in exhibition Equitation on the Flat.



In Western Horsemanship, Lindsey Tomko, Missy Gonzalez, Lindsay Douglas, Allison Orosz and Nicole McCoy will represent the Lady Bears, while Morgan Williams and Anna Bowers will see exhibition action. Western Reining will feature Madelyn Mooney, Valtie Riddle, Katie Buss, McCoy and Tomko with Williams and Kim Marlowe participating in the exhibition portion.

The show is open to the public, no admission is charged.

Full show results will be posted at www.baylorbears.com upon the show's completion.

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