MANHATTAN, Kan. - The South Dakota State equestrian team got three points in reining and two points in horsemanship to tie Kansas State in the western events, but the Wildcats swept fences and took four of the five points on the flat in a 13-6 win over the Jacks on Saturday in Manhattan, Kan.
The loss drops the Jackrabbits to 0-3 on the season, while the sixth-ranked Wildcats improve to 5-1, with their only loss coming in a hunt seat only event against SMU.
"It was a disappointing day on the hunt seat side. The first road meet identified some weakness in our hunt seat riders," head coach Megan Rossiter said. "The western riders, however, really stepped up their performances and were able to tie a tough team in the western events. After last week's loss, they really practiced hard and came today with a new attitude."
Danielle Baker scored two of the Jacks six points on the day with a 73 in horsemanship and a 58 in reining. Shelby Webb scored a 71.5 to earn the second point in horsemanship, while Laura Dunlavy's 71.5 gave her a point in reining. Jana Basler also scored a 71.5 in reining, and added MOP honors as well.
Santana Wright scored the lone SDSU point on the hunt seat side. She scored an 88 on the flat, good enough for the point, and for MOP.
The Jacks get some time off before returning to the ring on Nov. 3, in Dover, Del., with shows against UT-Martin and Delaware State.