Kirsten McKillop
Kirsten  McKillop


Alamo, Calif.

High School:
Las Lomas



Animal Science


National Championships Are Here

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


Equestrian Excels In Academics

The NCEA announced the Academic Award winners for the 2012 spring and fall semesters.


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.

Last updated: Sept. 18, 2013

Academic Accolades
•Dean's List - Spring 2012
•NCEA Academic All-American Second Team, 2012-13
•NCEA Academic Honor Roll, 2012-13

2013-14 (Junior): Member of the Fresno State equestrian team.

2012-13 (Sophomore): Competed in all 11 Horsemanship events and all 11 Reining events ... picked up six wins in Horsemanship against Texas A&M, Georgia, TCU, New Mexico State, South Dakota State and UTM ... recorded a career best score of 75.5 against Georgia ... maintained an impressive season average score of 72 in Horsemanship ... earned four wins in Reining against Auburn, Oklahoma State, and New Mexico State twice ... picked up a MOP honor against New Mexico State with her score of 74.5 ... earned her second varsity letter ... served as the 2012-13 Horse Care committee member ... received the Horseman of the Year Award selected by the coaches ... was named the Western Captain for the 2013-14 season.

2011-12 (Freshman): Competed in six Horsemanship events ... earned a win against Miami of Ohio with a 71.5 and earned an MVP honor against South Dakota State University ... competed in two Reining events recording a high score of 69 ... earned her first varsity letter.

Las Lomas HS: Veteran competitor at Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show for 13 years ... earned six Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Championships in 2011 ... including pure bread and half Arabian horsemanship (14-17), Arabian trail horse (14-17), HA-AA reining seat (14-17), Arabian hunter pleasure (14-17), and Reserve Champion in HA-A trail horse ... Youth Director at the Region 3 Arabian Horse Association.

Personal: Born February 17, 1993 in Walnut Creek, Calif. ... parents are Jill Mitchell and Tom McKillop ... hobbies include playing soccer and riding her horses ... most admires her mom because she has given her the opportunity to achieve many things ... chose to attend Fresno State because she loved the school, the town and got the opportunity to ride horses for the team.

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