The Purdue Equestrian Team is excited to announce that we have selected Kathryn Kraft to take over the mantle of coach after Krista steps down at the end of this season!
Kathryn has a background in the hunter/jumper industry and IHSA experience. She has been riding in the Indianapolis area since she was 5 and has shown on the “A” circuit in the equitation and hunters for most of her life. She was a scholarship basketball player and rider at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. There she was an open rider and team captain on the hunt seat team as well as a very competitive rider on the western team. She had lots of success in the IHSA including many high point rider awards and top 3 placings at national events. Unfortunately, COVID-19 did not allow her to participate in post season. Over the last year she has served as the graduate assistant for the equestrian team at SMWC. Kathryn has shown a love for Purdue and wants to continue to build upon the successful foundation the Steinmetz have created!
We are excited to have Kathryn joining our program and can’t wait to see what the future of the team holds!