The Oklahoma State equestrian team added a bounce back victory Saturday and some valuable experience Sunday on a weekend trip to South Dakota.
A week after getting pummeled by top-ranked Baylor, the Cowgirls did some pummeling of their own, defeating South Dakota State 12-4 on Saturday in Brookings, South Dakota.
No. 4 OSU (5-2 overall) road in abbreviated competition Saturday, suiting up only four riders per event, but captured three points in each. Senior Jordan Davis started the Cowgirls’ morning with an 85-76 victory against South Dakota State’s Jessica Martinez in equitation over fences.
It was the first of seven scores of at least 84 points in both equitation events. Davis, a two-time All American, earned the first of the Cowgirls four Most Outstanding Performer honors and scored in equitation on the flat, too.
Freshman reiner Hannah Mitchell earned her sixth straight head-to-head victory and captured her second straight MOP award with a 68.5-64.5 victory against Nicole Harvey.
After handling South Dakota State (2-6), OSU moved on to a scrimmage with visiting Minnesota-Crookston on Saturday afternoon, which wrapped Sunday morning
The Cowgirls swept every event en route to a 16-0 victory. Again, OSU took home all four MOP awards, of which three went to freshman.
Mitchell defeated Hannah Van Dyke 67.5-66 in reining; redshirt freshman Sarah Miller defeated Skyla Knudston 72.5-63 in horsemanship, and true freshman Hannah Janson defeated Megan Motter 87-62 in fences, the largest margin of victory in any event.
OSU is back in action against No. 10 TCU at 10 a.m. Friday at Totusek Arena in Stillwater.