Fergus grad to compete at AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge

John Uecker, Penny Uecker, and Codi Uecker pose with Coach Chris Brown (Rocky Mountain College) and Utah State Coach Jason Romney at the IHSA Nationals in Lexington, Ky.

Photo courtesy of Karen Kuhlmann

The American  Quarter Horse Association has selected Lewistown’s Codi Uecker as one of 16 collegiate equestrian riders that will face off in the 2016 American Quarter Horse Association Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge, set for Nov. 13-14 as part of the Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City.

Participants chosen (12 competing and four alternates) are the top IHSA and NCEA college equestrians in the country based on points and placings at national competitions from the previous year. Collegiate riders will compete head to head on horses drawn and donated for the Horsemanship Challenge. There are over 8,000 IHSA and NCEA collegiate riders that compete every year. 

A sophomore studying biology at Rocky Mountain College, Uecker was the 2015-2016 AQHA Regional High Point Rider and finished as the AQHA Reserve National Champion in Lexington, Kentucky in May.

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