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NEO Rider Competes at National Equestrian Competition

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 – Cole Enloe, of the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) Equestrian Team, recently travelled to the 2016 International Horse Show Association National Equestrian Competition in Lexington, Ky. Enloe showed in the individual beginner class and placed eleventh in the nation.

Enloe qualified for the National Competition after placing fourth in the Western Semi Final Competition in Galva, Ill. In preparation for the event, he practiced by riding several horses each day. In the event, Enloe drew a random horse provided by the host and had to demonstrate his ability to control the unfamiliar horse.

“I am so proud of Cole,” said Amanda Burrows, equestrian team head coach. “He worked very hard all year, especially leading up to the tournament. He drew a very challenging horse and had a great show.”

NEO President’s Partners funded the trip to the National Competition.

“We couldn’t do this without the support of the partners along with Dr. Hale,” added Burrows.

For more information on the NEO Equestrian Team or the NEO Agriculture Dept., contact Gentry Hutchison at gentrsh@neo.edu or 918-540-6368.

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