Meet Notes (PDF)
No. 7 Oklahoma State Equestrian will host No. 5 Georgia in its first meet of the spring. The Cowgirls went 2-3 in the fall, with both wins coming at home over conference foes Baylor and Fresno State. Georgia is 6-3 on the year, having won its first two meets of the spring last weekend against then No. 5 South Carolina and Sweet Briar College.
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 joined 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 among 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.
Oklahoma State entered the 2022-23 season as the defending NCEA National Champions after winning the first overall title in program history last spring. The Cowgirls also became the first women's team in OSU history to win a national championship in any sport.
The Cowgirls went 9-1 against Big 12 opponents last season, including two wins on their way to a title at the Big 12 Championship and two more at the NCEA National Championships.
Newcomers Making an Impact
Five Cowgirls made their collegiate debuts in the fall (Tristan Bagby, Payton Baxter, Mackenzie Carreras, Elizabeth Carter and June Roberson) and found success in doing so, going 4-1 in those rides. Freshman Tristan Bagby has been an important addition to the Western squad, boasting a 2-1-2 record in the fall while riding in every meet. Sophomore Peyton Baxter also stepped up in a big way, going 2-2 in her four meets.
An Oklahoma State Win Would...
- Improve the Cowgirls to 3-3 in the Georgia series
- Improve the Cowgirls to 3-0 against Georgia in Stillwater
- Prevent three straight losses against the Bulldogs
- Prevent back-to-back losses for the first time since 2018
"We are very excited to get started with the spring portion of our season," head coach Larry Sanchez said. "I'm looking forward to seeing confident rides on Saturday like we've had in practice the past couple of weeks. Georgia will be a tough opponent, but I believe we are ready."
Cowgirls To Watch
• Captain Jojo Roberson added to her impressive career in the fall, earning NCEA Rider of the Month for the first time in her career and Big 12 Rider of the Month for the second time. The dual-threat senior went 3-2 in Horsemanship with two MOPs and posted a 4-1 record in Reining.
• Riley Hogan followed a stellar freshman season with perhaps an even more impressive start to her sophomore year. Hogan went 5-1 in the fall in Fences, making her 11-3 in her career.
• Junior Claire McDowall has proven to be a reliable part of the OSU Horsemanship squad, going 4-1 in the fall. Her MOP honor against Baylor was the third of her career.
• Emma Pacyna has been extremely solid for the Cowgirls in Fences this season. The senior opened the fall on a four-meet win streak before falling at Auburn, and she earned an MOP in the win against Baylor.
• It was last spring when Quincee Clark hit her stride in Reining, and the sophomore continued her success in the fall. Clark didn't lose a point until the last of her five meets, finishing 3-1-1.