SNU's Western Equestrian Team wins at Texas Tech

SNU's Western Equestrian Team wins at Texas Tech

Congratulations are in order to the Southern Nazarene University (SNU) Western Equestrian team.  The team returned last week from a win at a horse show in Lubbock, Texas.  

The team placed first in the afternoon show, beating second place finisher, West Texas A&M, and third place school, Texas Tech.  

SNU brought only five riders to the show, (making them a third the size of the two nearest finishing schools) yet still managed to score a total of 29 points to capture the victory.  

Highlights of the show include Janislynn Isackson (Senior), with a first place in the Reining and second place in the open horsemanship class. Janislynn was also the reserve high point rider for the show.  

Johannah Isackson (Junior) placed fourth in the advanced horsemanship division, Aubrey Falkner (Freshman) placed first in the novice horsemanship division, Morgan Totty (Sophomore) placed second in the beginner horsemanship class, and Stephanie Bailey (Junior) placed first in the beginner horsemanship division.  

Congratulations to the team for a great show, and good luck to Janislynn Isackson who qualified to represent SNU at the Zone Semi-Final Championships in Canyon, Texas.    

Southern Nazarene University's Equestrian Center is committed to furthering the education of men and women looking for a career in the Equine Industry.  Our students begin in basic horsemanship classes and quickly move into more advanced and increasingly focused fields of study,” said Bill Bowen, SNU Barn Manager. 

For more information about the SNU Equestrian Center, or if you would like to make a donation or contribution to the program, contact Bill Bowen at 405-495-1489.  You may also email Mr. Bowen at  

Visit for additional news and photos.   Special thanks to SNU’s Scott Case for this good news.