The Basics

The seventh-ranked Cowgirl equestrian team looks to bounce back this Saturday at home against the No. 4 Baylor Bears. The match starts at 10 a.m. at Totusek Arena in Stillwater, Okla.

About the Cowgirls

The Cowgirls (0-1, 0-0 Big 12) are led by 20th-year head coach Larry Sanchez, fourth-year assistant coach Jenna Blumer, fourth-year assistant coach Sammy Elser and second-year director of operations Kate Chesley. Carly Barrick also joined the staff as a first-year graduate assistant.

About the Bears

Baylor is 3-0 on the year after sweeping the Willis Invitational.

  • An Oklahoma State win would...
  • Give the Cowgirls their first win of the 2018-19 season.
  • Give the Cowgirls their fourth straight win over Baylor. 
  • Keep the Cowgirls undefeated against Baylor at home. OSU is 15-0 all-time against the Bears at home. 
  • Improve its overall record to 24-12 against Baylor.

The Series

The Cowgirls currently hold a 23-12 advantage over Baylor. The teams met three times last season with OSU winning all three. 

10/7/2017      W, 14-4*                                            

3/17/2018      W, 14-6*                                             

3/31/2018      W, 13-7^ 

*denotes conference match

^denotes Big 12 Tournament match                                            

Who to watch for

Harley Huff was last year's NCEA and Big 12 Horsemanship Rider of the year. Huff also earned a team-high eight MOP honors in 2017-18.

Huff currently has a seven meet point streak dating back to last season. She extended the streak after edging TAMU's Katie Conklin, 74-73.5.

Sophomores Abigail Brayman and Stephanie Helsen were named NCEA All-American Honorable Mentions.

Brayman posted a 21-8 record with a 10-3 record in Equitation on the Flat and an 11-5 record in Equitation over Fences. She also earned five MOP honors with four coming in Fences and one in Flat.

Helsen posted an 8-5 record with one MOP honor against South Carolina. She won the Big 12 Rider of the Month honor in October. 

Hannah Mitchell returns to the Reining arena after going 12-4 and making the All-Big 12 team for Reining. Mitchell was also a NCEA Second Team All-American. 

Hannah Janson is back after going 18-15 (8-8 in Flat, 10-7 in Fences) as a sophomore. She was given an honorable mention NCEA All-American selection as a freshman. Last season she was the November Big 12 Rider of the Month.

Sydnie Ziegler impressed at her first collegiate equestrian competition. The freshman earned two points, one in fences and the other in flat, at Texas A&M.