Nov. 13, 2012
By Kelly Mason
By Kelly Mason
FRESNO, Calif. --- Fresno State's Lauren Crivelli was selected to compete at the inaugural Horsemanship Challenge being held at the 2012 American Quarter Horse Association Amateur World Show in Oklahoma City, Okla. November 14 and 15.
Crivelli, a native of Visalia, Calif., had an outstanding sophomore season as she was named an NCEA Honorable Mention All-American in 2012. As a junior she was named the Western team captain and is already off to a great start earning three wins, two against Texas A&M and one win in Reining against Baylor.
"It is such an honor and privilege to be able to compete at the World Championship Show in the Collegiate Invitational," said Crivelli. "I can't wait to represent the Bulldogs while doing something that I love!"
Eight NCEA Horsemanship riders were selected to participate in the Horsemanship Challenge. The four 2012 NCEA Horsemanship All-American riders received automatic bids, then four of the Honorable Mention All-American riders were drawn and Crivelli was one of the riders drawn to participate.
These eight NCEA riders will join eight Intercollegiate Horse Show Association riders to compete in the two-day event. Horses are being generously donated by contestants showing at the AQHA World Show.
The eight NCEA riders competing in the Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge are: Lauren Crivelli (Fresno State), Alexie Estrada (Texas Christian), Megan Hawkins (Georgia), Katy Krshka (Oklahoma State), Johnna Letchworth (South Carolina), Carey Nowacek (Texas A&M), Parris Rice (Baylor) and Indy Roper (Auburn).
The preliminary rounds will start at approximately 9 a.m. and the finals will take place on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. The top four riders out of the sixteen competitors will advance to the finals. For more information check the AQHA World Show website.
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