Ranch Horse Team

Make your mark on LCC and the region on our Ranch Horse Team.  As part of the Stock Horse of Texas collegiate program and its affiliate Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska Stock Horse Association, and the American Stock Horse Association, the mission of LCC’s Ranch Horse Team is to prepare you and your horse to compete at the collegiate level in versatility ranch horse. You will prepare for competition in ranch riding and stock horse pleasure, ranch trail, ranch reining, ranch cutting and working ranch, and working cow horse.


Savanna Mauch, Ranch Horse Team Coach
Savanna is the Equine, Ag, and Rodeo Department Chair and the Equine Business Management instructor. Savanna holds a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and a Master of Education degree from South Dakota State University. Savanna was on the Equestrian Team at South Dakota State University is excited to bring collegiate competition to Lamar Community College. Savanna strives to help students become well rounded in their knowledge and continue to grow to become leaders of the equine industry.


Kelli Gaines, Ranch Horse Team Advisor

As a full-time LCC employee, Kelli is responsible for managing major grant-funded projects. She is excited to bring her experience as an amateur equine competitor to support LCC’s ranch horse team. Gaines is experienced in showing stock horses and in the ranching industry. She is currently competing with the National Versatility Ranch Horse Association as a limited amateur rider. Kelli is excited to support and lead this team with her experience of higher education and in the equine industry.



Aubrie Brown, Team Member 2022-2023
Hometown: Gunnison, Colorado

Major: Equine Business Management and Horse Training Management

Year: Freshman

Aubrie was a qualifier and competed in the 2022 National High School Girls cutting event. She also competes in Trap Shooting and .22 Shooting competitions.

She was raised on a ranch and plans to eventually return to that lifestyle and to the Ag industry after college. Her ideal job is to train horses to rope and cut, and to be a leader in the horse breeding industry. Aubrie is competing on LCC’s Rodeo Team in team roping, breakaway and barrels.

“I love to rope and ride,” said Aubrie.


Gains Lunsford. Team Member 2022-2023
Hometown: Dimmitt, Texas

Major: Equine Business Management and Horse Training Management

Year: Freshman

Gaines is a third generation cowboy. He was President of his high school FFA Chapter and competed in numerous FFA contests.

“I enjoy ranching, riding and training colts, and preparing horses for the cutting pen,” said Gains.


Bela Meza, Team Member 2022-2023

Hometown: Elizabeth, Colorado

Major: Equine Business Management

In high school, Bela competed in soccer. In addition, she has enjoyed working at a boarding stable.

She is also on LCC’s rodeo team and is spending time improving her roping skills and plans to compete next fall.

“I like working with horses and helping a horse get more comfortable in its environment,” said Bela.


Want to join us? Fill out the Equine Student Questionnaire today!

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