Nov. 19, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia equestrian Paige Stawicki will compete in the 2013 AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Nov. 20-21 in Oklahoma City, Okla. The eventswill be held in conjunction with the AQHA World Championship Show. Stawicki will be amongst 16 of the top collegiate riders in the nation.
“I am looking forward to this year’s Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge,” Associate Head Coach Mary Meneely said. “Her goal is to go out and take home the championship after Megan [Hawkins] won the Reserve Championship last year. I know that Paige will go out and continue to represent Georgia in positive way and compete at the highest level.”
Riders from the NCEA were selected based on their performances during the 2012-2013 season. Stawicki finished the season with a 9-5 record with one MOP honor and averaged a score of 73.1, while defeating her opponents by an average of 1.5 points. She posted a season-best score of 79.5 against UT-Martin and followed that performance with a score of 77 at Texas A&M. Stawicki went 2-0 at the NCEA Championship with wins over her opponents from Texas A&M and Kansas State.
The pool of riders is comprised of eight representatives from the NCEA (National Collegiate Equestrian Association) and eight riders from IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association). In last year’s inaugural event, Texas A&M’s Carey Nowacek was named champion, while Georgia’s Megan Hawkins earned Reserve Championship honors.
A live webcast is available at www.aqha.com/showing/world-show.