WT Teams Excel at Reined Cow Horse Contest

Chip Chandler Feb 24, 2021
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WT Teams Excel at Reined Cow Horse Contest

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CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University teams ranked highly at the recent Reined Cow Horse Contest in Fort Worth.

WT’s teams ranked second and third overall, with four team members placing in the Individual Top 10.

"The team’s performance was an excellent start for the 2021 competitions,” said coach Dr. John Pipkin, Equine Industry program director and Regents Professor of animal science. “The students continue to amaze and impress with their ability to prepare during challenging times, and represent WT so effectively. They made WT proud.”

Taylor Scheulen, a junior agricultural business major from Linn, Mo., placed third overall. Sierra Stammen, a junior agricultural business major from Allen, placed fourth. Reilly Dhaliwal, a junior agricultural business major from Boulder, Colo., placed sixth. And Josh Worten, a junior pre-veterinary major from Lake Butler, Fla., placed ninth.

The teams competed against 12 others from around the region on Feb. 13 and 14 in Fort Worth. The contest was hosted by the National Reined Cow Horse Association in cooperation with the National Horse Judging Team Coaches Association.

Also competing were Stephanie Bushnell, a junior agriculture education major from Fort Lupton, Colo.; Quinn Dunham, a sophomore agriculture communications major from Greensboro, N.C.; Mollie Green, a senior animal science major from Broadview Heights, Ohio; Makenzie Knipe, a sophomore agriculture education major from New Braunfels; Hannah McLochlin, a junior agriculture communications major from Plymouth, Ind.; Calli Montaque, a senior agricultural business major from Mason; Lacy Petty, a junior agriculture communications major from Adrian; and Sal Washington, a junior agricultural business major from Levelland.

WT’s commitment to agricultural education is a key tenet of the University’s long-term plan, WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World.


About West Texas A&M University

WT is located in Canyon, Texas, on a 342-acre residential campus. Established in 1910, the University has been part of The Texas A&M University System since 1990. With enrollment of more than 10,000, WT offers 60 undergraduate degree programs, 40 master’s degrees and two doctoral degrees. The University is also home to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the largest history museum in the state and the home of one of the Southwest’s finest art collections. The Buffaloes are a member of the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference and offers 15 men’s and women’s athletics programs.