KENZIE PERRY SELECTED AS ALTERNATE FOR 2014 AQHA COLLEGIATE HORSEMANSHIP CHALLENGE

July 25, 2014

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MARTIN, Tenn. – Kenzie Perry, a rising junior at the University of Tennessee at Martin, has been chosen as the second alternate at the upcoming American Quarter Horse Association Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge on Nov. 19-20 as part of the AQHA World Championship Show.

The National Collegiate Equestrian Association recently announced eight participants as well as two alternates for the Horsemanship Challenge, which will take place in Oklahoma City, Okla. The preliminaries take place at 11 a.m. CT on Nov. 19, followed by the finals are set for 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 20. Riders were selected using last season’s individual statistics in horsemanship.

A native of Granville, Ohio, Perry was a key member of the Skyhawk equestrian squad in 2013-14. She recorded a 7-6 record in Horsemanship with a pair of MOP honors (against Southern Methodist and Minnesota-Crookston). She notched victories against South Dakota State, Baylor, New Mexico State, Southern Methodist, Miami (Ohio) and Delaware State.

Perry also rose to the occasion at the biggest moments, tallying a point for UT Martin at Baylor in the NCEA Championships. She also earned a point in the second round of the independent conference tournament against South Dakota State.

The 2014 AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge participants include: Samantha Chiodo, South Carolina; Lauren DeVoe, New Mexico State; Sydney Elliot, Fresno State; Lindsey McMullen, Oklahoma State; Megan McMullen, TCU; Elizabeth Niewonja, South Dakota State; Logan Pluhar, Texas A&M; Heather Schmidt, Georgia; first alternate Lucy Igoe, Auburn; second alternate Kenzie Perry, UT Martin.



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