Karley Schaefer has spent her first year at NDSU in Fargo competing as a member of the IHSA Equestrian Team under the direction of Tara Swanson.
Regional competition was held March 3 at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. At this competition Schaefer placed first in her division allowing her to move on to the semi-finals at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky.
The semi-finals were held March 23 and 24. In Morehead, Schaefer did well again. She placed fourth in her class of 18. This has allowed her to move on to finals competition May 2-5 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
NDSU took 16 competitors to Regional competition, and qualified 10 for competition at the Semi-Finals, of those 10, 3 are moving on to compete at the Finals in May.
NDSU is part of the Zone 7, Region 3 division of the IHSA, eight colleges competed at Regional completion. Those eight schools are: University of Minnesota- Crookston, University of Wisconsin – River Falls, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, North Dakota State University, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Rochester Community and Technical College, St. Cloud State University, and Bethany Lutheran College.
Colleges that competed in Morehead, Kentucky were:
Arcadia University, Bloomsburg University, Buck County Community College, Delaware Valley College, Penn State Berks, North Carolina State University, St. Andrews University, Virginia Tech, Middle Tennessee State University, Murray State University, Tennessee Tech University, University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Western Kentucky University, Berry College, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of North Georgia, Northern Kentucky University, Midway College, Morehead State College, University of Cincinnati, University of Kentucky, California University of Pennsylvania, Clarion University Venango Campus, Indian University of Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock University, West Virginia University, North Dakota State University, University of Minnesota-Crookston, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, University of Wisconsin- River Falls, Black Hawk College, Missouri State University, College of the Sequoias, Stanford University, University of California Davis, Arizona State University, Rock Mountain College, Utah State University, University of Montana and the University of Montana - Western.
Schaefer is a graduate of West Fargo Public High School and still lives in West Fargo.
She is the Daughter of Wendy (Dammen) Schaefer and Duane Schaefer. Both graduates of Starkweather Public High School, and granddaughter of Curtis and Jolene Dammen formerally of Starkweather and Dude and Kathy Scheafer currently of Cando, ND. She is the great-granddaughter of Lenora Dammen of Starkweather.