No. 4 Oklahoma State Equestrian will host No. 8 Baylor in each team's first Big 12 meet of the year. OSU is 0-1 on the season after falling to No. 2 SMU on October 1. Baylor is 0-2 with losses to then No. 10 South Carolina and No. 5 Georgia.
About the Cowgirls
The Cowgirls are led by 24th-year head coach Larry Sanchez, fourth-year assistant Laura Brainard and first-year assistant Carter Anderson.
Fresh Face on Staff
Carter Anderson joins the Cowgirl staff as the Jumping Seat assistant coach after one season at UT-Martin, where she was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Equestrian Assistant Coach of the Year. In her one season on the UT-Martin staff, Anderson oversaw a group of jumping seat riders that was amongst the ECAC conference's best. The jumping unit collected 44 victories and 10 MOPs in fences to go along with 38 wins and eight MOPs in flat.
The Cowgirls went 9-1 against Big 12 opponents last season, including two wins on their way to a conference championship and two more at the NCEA National Championships.
An Oklahoma State Win Would...
- Make it nine-straight wins against Baylor, dating back to 2019
- Make it five-straight wins against Big 12 opponents
- Improve its overall record to 23-8 against Baylor
- Prevent back-to-back losses for the first time since 2018
Who to Watch
"The girls have been riding really well and with a sense of purpose these past two weeks," head coach Larry Sanchez said. "We had a bump in the road last time out and are looking forward to getting back into the arena on Saturday."
- Grace McReynolds posted a career-high in her 85-78 win in Fences in OSU's season-opening meet against SMU, topping her previous best of 84 at Nationals last year.
- Freshman Tristan Bagby earned an important point for the Cowgirls in their comeback effort against SMU, getting a 68.5-67 Reining win in her first-career ride.
- Despite losing the point, Ella Reinauer scored a career-high 86 in Flat against SMU, falling just short of the 87 posted by the SMU rider. Reinauer's previous career-high was 79 in a win against UC Davis last season.
- Sophomore Riley Hogan picked up where she left off from her impressive freshman season to get a 74-73 fences win in the season opener against SMU. The win makes it four-straight wins for Hogan in Fences dating back to last season when she went 3-0 at Nationals.
- Claire McDowall is off to a hot start for the second year in a row, posting a meet-high 78.5 in Horsemanship against SMU. McDowall is coming off a 7-2 sophomore season and has won six of her last seven points dating back to last season.