Sidney's Katie Ramsey signs with Oklahoma State
SIDNEY - Katie Ramsey, a senior at Sidney High School, realized a dream last Wednesday. Ramsey officially signed a Division I National Letter of Intent to compete in equestrian at Oklahoma State University. She is one of 11 riders who signed to compete for the Cowgirls from around the country.
Katie has been competing in reining for seven years under the guidance of her trainer Drake Johnson. She is a 2-time American Quarter Horse Youth Association level 3 finalist and a top 10 finisher at the National Reining Horse Association World Standing. In 2022, Ramsey competed in the Tulsa Reining Classic and the North Central Affiliate, where she was the Non-Pro and Limited Non-Pro champion in both.
Ramsey tells News Channel Nebraska it has been one of her dreams to sign and go to Oklahoma State. "I sent in some videos to get noticed. I went to a camp there. And then the first day that they could contact me my junior year, they called me and let me come on an official visit." She committed in November of last year and made her dream official November 8th.
Oklahoma State is led by Larry Sanchez, who enters his 25th year as head coach, and western coach Laura Brainard. Under Sanchez, Oklahoma State Equestrian won the overall national title in 2022 and Western National Championships in 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2013.
"I am very excited about our signing class this year," Sanchez said. "We have a lot of talent in this group, and I look forward to what they will bring to our team, both in and out of the arena, next fall."
Ramsey is considering majoring in business with a possible minor in animal science.