Kansas State sticks with scrapping equestrian program

Kansas State University (KSN Photo)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Parents of equestrian athletes at Kansas State University are questioning the school’s decision to cancel the program now that the NCAA plans to continue supporting it.

The university’s Athletics Department says the sport’s viability remains unclear and the department won’t reverse its decision.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that parents raised the issue after the Waco, Texas-based National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced on its website Thursday that the NCAA had shelved an internal recommendation to cut off support for Division I equestrian. That internal recommendation dated to September 2014 and was cited by Kansas State soon after it revealed plans to scrap the sport in 2016 and replace it with women’s soccer.

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