For most young horse people, representing a collegiate team while using your equestrian skills is a dream come true.
A number of our graduating AjPHA members have committed to collegiate equestrian teams across the country beginning in the fall of 2014.
University of South Carolina –– Shelby Friday
Shelby Friday of Dublin, Ohio, has signed with the Gamecocks for the 2014-2015 season. She will be a part of their Western team and compete in horsemanship.
Oklahoma State University –– Libby Collins
Carrollton, Texas, resident and APHA world champion Libby Collins secured her spot on the Cowgirl roster through her successes within AjPHA.
Baylor University –– Lindsey Valdiviez and Shain Powell
The No. 3-ranked Baylor Equestrian team announced Lindsey Valdiviez of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and Shain Powell of McKinney, Texas, will compete for Baylor beginning next school year.
New Mexico State University –– Morgan Matzdorff
The New Mexico State Equestrian Team announced the signing of AjPHA world champion Morgan Matzdorff of Paradise Valley, Arizona.
Kansas State University –– Paige Kemper
Paige Kemper of Gilbert, Arizona, will join the K-State Horsemanship team—and her sister, Danielle, another KSU rider—for the 2014-2015 season.
If you are or know of AjPHA members who are going on to compete at the collegiate equestrian level, tell us about it! Send an email to [email protected]
Curious about the road to making a varsity equestrian team roster spot? Check out a special article in the March 2014 Paint Horse Journal—subscribe today
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