Golden Eagle Western Equestrian Team to Host 11 Other Teams at Annual Home Show

Contact: Chris Vito - Assistant Sports Information Director - (218)281-8445

(Crookston, Minn.)- The University of Minnesota, Crookston Western Equestrian team will host 11 other teams at its annual home show on Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24 at the University Teaching and Outreach Center (UTOC) on the U of M, Crookston campus. Saturday's events begin at 1 p.m. while Sunday's begin at 9 a.m.

In addition to the host Golden Eagles, Bethany Lutheran College, Ellsworth Community College, the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, North Dakota State University, Ripon College, Rochester Community and Technical College, South Dakota State University, St. Cloud State University, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls will also take part.

U of M, Crookston Western Coach Nicky Overgaard is looking forward to hosting the show and showcasing her squad's talents at home. "We are looking forward to having home field advantage," says Coach Overgaard. "Our horses have been working really well for us and we are looking to having a good horse show. The team is working really well together and I hope to see that continue through the season."

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The University of Minnesota, Crookston is an NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).