AUBURN, Ala. – Sophomore Kara Kaufmann of the No. 3 Auburn equestrian team will represent the Tigers at the 2017 AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge Sunday as a part of the AQHA World Championship show in Oklahoma City.
“Kara has proven early on that she is among the college elite in Horsemanship,” head coach Greg Williams said. “We are proud to have Kara as Auburn’s representative in this all-star event.”
A total of eight riders were selected from National Collegiate Equestrian Association institutions. In addition, eight riders from the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association will also participate. All 16 riders are set to compete on unfamiliar America Quarter Horses.
Kaufmann, a Belvidere, N.J., native, was chosen by the NCEA selection committee based on her performance from the 2016-17 season. Last year, she was an NCEA All-American and the 2017 SEC Freshman Horsemanship Rider of the Year. She finished with an 11-3-1 overall record, including an undefeated run at the NCEA Championships.
The Tigers close out the first half of the 2017-18 season on the road, traveling to No. 9 South Carolina. Auburn and the Gamecocks will face off Friday, Nov. 17, at 12 p.m. CT in Blythewood, S.C.