May 15, 2015
For the fifth time in seven years, the Texas Tech University Ranch Horse Team captured the national championship at the American Stock Horse Association Collegiate Championship Show in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Team members compete in four separate individual riding events: stock horse pleasure, trail, reining and working cow horse. They compete in three categories: novice, limited non-pro and non-pro.
“The hard work and dedication shown by the Texas Tech Ranch Horse Team was evident in the way they captured their fifth national championship,” Texas Tech president M. Duane Nellis said. “This championship also is an example of how the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is committed to ensuring its students are allowed to achieve great things both in the classroom and beyond.”
The Ranch Horse Team, which won titles in 2013 and from 2009-2011, outlasted Texas A&M and Missouri State among 18 colleges for the title. In addition, eight individual riders finished in the top 10 in their categories, including two national champions:
Other team members are:
“This team won by 40 points, which is one of the widest margins ever,” said second-year Ranch Horse Team coach Robert Rivers. “They are extremely hard-working, positive and driven.”
The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is made up of six departments:
The college also consists of eleven research centers and institutes, including the Cotton Economics Research Institute, the International Cotton Research Center and the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute.Facebook