Audrey Buck begins her second season as head coach of the NM State Equestrian team, as the third head coach in program history since its start in 2004-05. Buck handles the day-to-day operations of the entire team while primarliy coach the Hunter Seat squad.
In her first season, Buck guided the Aggies to a showing at the 2011 Varsity Equestrian National Championships. She helped the Hunter Seat team garner a7-7 overall record. Buck guided Amy Lang, Brianna Raab, Emily McConnell and Laura Bostwick to a combined ten MVP honors on the season. Bostwick also represented the Aggies at the 2011 Winter Equestrian Festival Collegiate Invitational. Buck guided Chelsae Keyes to All-America honors, a first for Keyes and the NM State program in Equitation on the Flat.
Buck came to NM State with over 23 years of experience in competitive horse riding, four of those years as a member of the Oklahoma State equestrian team and six years of professional instruction, training and showing at competitive show facilities. She has also participated in many disciplines including hunter seat, dressage, cross-country and reining. As a junior rider, Buck earned multiple circuit championships at both the state and regional levels.
On the collegiate level, Buck was a member of the Oklahoma State equestrian team from 2000-03. During her time with the Cowgirls, Buck helped OSU win two national championships, while placing fifth and seventh at the IHSA National Championships in Individual Open Fences. She was a team captain for two years at Oklahoma State and was named team MVP in 2003.
Upon graduating from Oklahoma State, she became an active professional member of USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) and USHJA (United States Hunter Jumper Association), and served as an assistant, head and private trainer at several show stables in greater Oklahoma. Within two years as a head trainer, Buck led students showing both locally and in the AA hunter-jumper circuits to over 15 top year-end championships. These included Oklahoma Hunter Jumper Association's 2005 "Horse & Rider of the Year", as well as local medal finals champions.
In 2006, Buck moved to Los Angeles. For four years she served as assistant trainer at Freeway Farms where she trained junior and children's equitation riders, as well as their horses, who successfully showed or qualified for medal finals in such prestigious events including: ASPCA Maclay, WCE (West Coast Equitation), WIHS (Washington International Horse Show), CPHA (California Professional Horsemen's Association) Junior and Foundation, Pessoa, PCHA (Pacific Coast Horse Show Association), LAHJA (Los Angeles Hunter Jumper Association), Foxfield, Rosewood, HBO, and Taylor Harris Medals. Previous students and horses have been contenders in the USEF showjumping talent search, 15-17 equitation championship titles, and have won reserve in the Intersholastic Equestrian League Medal Final Championship.
Buck was born in Tulsa, Okla., where she started to ride at the age of seven. She also enjoys movies, fishing, and camping.