DeVoe Wins AQHA Horsemanship Challenge

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senior Lauren DeVoe won the 2014 AQHA Horsemanship Challenge Thursday evening at Jim Norick Arena .

For this collegiate competition, riders were mounted on unfamiliar horses, donated to the event by AQHA Professional Horsemen and Horsewomen.

"We were thrilled to be a part of this great event. Lauren rode with brilliance and showed each horse in each round with confidence,” NM State head coach Robin Morris-Walters said. “Her finals pattern was flawless. I am very proud of her accomplishment."

The AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge blends the styles of Intercollegiate Horse Show Association and National Collegiate Equestrian Association competition, drawing the best horsemanship athletes from each organization.