Football Season Opener


Kimberly HewsonBudnik
Kimberly  HewsonBudnik

Westlake Village, Calif.

High School:
Westlake High School

Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Fresno State


National Championships Are Here

The Fresno State equestrian Western team qualified for the NCEA National Championships in Waco, Texas from April 18-20, 2013.


Bulldogs Defeat Aggies

The Fresno State equestrian team defeated New Mexico State 9-7, Saturday afternoon.


'Dogs Tie In Tennessee

The Fresno State equestrian team tied the University of Tennessee Martin 8-8, Friday afternoon.


No. 9 'Dogs Ready For Two In Tennessee

These are the final two regular season competition for the Fresno State equestrian team.


'Dogs Sweep Competition On Senior Day

The Fresno State equestrian team defeated New Mexico State and South Dakota State on Senior Day.

Last updated: May 23, 2013

2013: Hired as Fresno State Assistant Coach

2012-13 (Senior): A strong leader in both English events in her senior season ... competed in all 12 Equitation on the Flat events picking up eight wins ... she earned an MOP honor against Oklahoma State with her score of 81 ... earned her career high score of 93 against TCU ... maintained an average score of 75 in this event ... competed in 11 Equitation over Fences events ... earned three MOP honors against Baylor, New Mexico State, and South Dakota State ... earned a season-high score of 89 over Fences ... maintained an average score of 78 over Fences ... competed in the Winter Equestrian Festival for the third time in her collegiate career where she earned a third place finish ... earned her fourth varsity letter ... received the Fresno State 2012-13 MVP Award for Equitation over Fences ... was the Hunt Seat Competition committee member for Fresno State equestrian.

2011-12 (RS Junior): A strong competitor in both Equitation on the Flat and Equitation over Fences ... named an NCEA Honorable Mention All-American in Equitation on the Flat ... competed in 21 total events this season ... picked up seven wins on the Flat and four MVP honors ... her season-high score came against Baylor with an 86 ... on the Flat she maintained an average score of 76 ... in Fences she picked up three wins and one MVP honor against South Dakota State with a high score of 82 ... maintained an average score of 71 in this event ... led the team with five MVP honors ... competed at the Winter Equestrian Festival for the second year ... was one of four riders invited to compete in the inaugural Equitation on the Flat event ... competed at the NCEA National Championships, scored a 147 in the first round and earned her third varsity letter.

2010-11 (RS Sophomore): As one of the team captains she brought strong performances and leadership to the program ... competed in nine Equitation over Fences matches winning six of them and recorded a high score of 85 ... also competed in three Equitation on the Flat matches ... was the first ever Bulldog to compete at the Winter Equestrian Festival and earned a 6th place finish ... won Honorable All American award at the 2011 VENC.

2009-10 (Sophomore): Took a break from competition.

2008-09 (Freshman): Went 9-6 and captured wins over Georgia, TCU, South Dakota State, Oklahoma State, Delaware State, New Mexico State, University of South Carolina and Tennessee-Martin ... earned three MVP honors against three different opponents ... was voted Hunter Seat Rookie of the Year by her teammates ... earned the only victory against defending national champion team Georgia at the 2009 VENC.

Westlake HS: A 2006 freshman I.E.L. overall reserve champion and equitation reserve champion ... comes from Westlake Village, Calif., and hails from the same training stable as former Bulldog standout Katie Nenneker ... competed for the Internationally renowned Foxfield Bridleless, Saddleless Drill Team.

Personal: Born January 1, 1990 in Westlake Village, Calif. ... parents are Janie Hewson and Viktor Budnik ... enjoys music, being with her horse, hanging out with friends and reading ... a member of the Foxfield drill team where they rode without saddles or bridles and would jump four feet, six inches with no hands ... lists her favorite athlete as her horses because they always try hard for her ... her biggest athletic thrill is being on the Foxfield Bridleless, Saddleless Drill Team ... came to Fresno State because former team member and friend Katie Nenneker was on the team and encouraged her to come here.

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