PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2014 AQHA COLLEGIATE HORSEMANSHP CHALLENGE
Eight National Collegiate Equestrian Association riders have been chosen to participate in the 2014 American Quarter Horse Association Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge, set for November 19-20 as part of the AQHA World Championship Show to be held in Oklahoma City, Okla., the NCEA selection committee announced Thursday...more
GEORGIA EQUESTRIAN RECEIVE SEC SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
The Georgia equestrian team received the Southeastern Conference Sportsmanship Award, it was announced today, June 19 by the league office. The Bulldogs are one of four honorees for this award, as the Missouri football team, the Tennessee men’s basketball team and the SEC women’s golf coaches also received the honor. The honor marks the third time that a team or student-athlete from Georgia has received the honor in the seven years that it has been presented...more
NCEA ANNOUNCES PARTICIPANTS FOR 2014 NRHA DERBY CATCH RIDE
The 2014 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby is scheduled to host the NRHA Derby Catch Ride competition on Saturday, June 28 at State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City. The competition will feature four riders from the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA), representing four different institutions...more
BOO MAJOR NAMED NCEA COACH OF THE YEAR
University of South Carolina head coach Boo Major has been named 2014 National Coach of the Year, it was announced on Tuesday by the National Collegiate Equestrian Association.
Major, who just completed her 17th season at the University of South Carolina, was voted national coach of the year by her peers. She guided the Gamecocks to a 15-3 record this season and their second straight Southeastern Conference championship, becoming South Carolina's first team to win back-to-back SEC titles. She was also voted SEC Coach of the Year for the second year in a row.
"This is a big honor for Boo and we felt she was very deserving of this award," said Meghan Cunningham Corvin, president of the NCEA and head coach at UT-Martin. "She's one of the longest serving coaches in the country and has been a leader in our sport."
NCEA SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD ANNOUNCED
South Dakota State's equestrian team was chosen as this year's NCEA sportsmanship award winner. An example of the Jackrabbits sportsmanship this year was towards the University of South Carolina during the teams' Nov. 23, 2013 competition in Brookings, S.D. Several Gamecock student-athletes and staff members still had missing luggage the morning of the meet, but South Dakota State's student-athletes and coaches agreed to move back the competition and offered to provide the Gamecocks with competition attire for the meet until their luggage arrived.
The SDSU Equestrian team has 46 members on their roster. In addition, they were the winners of the Independent tournament that was hosted at their facility this spring which included Fresno State University, Delaware State University, and University of Tennessee-Martin. When not competing, the team posted 826 community service hours at a variety of different charities and posted a 3.15 GPA. The team is coached by Head Coach Megan Rossiter and Assistant Coach, Kamerra Brown.
The NCEA sportsmanship trophy was donated by Carly Anthony, Pot Creek Farm and Champions Choice Trophies.
"I wanted to bring this award to the NCAA because great sportsmanship from a team aspect should not only be the norm, but should be held at the forefront of the team's mission," said Anthony.
For more on NCAA equestrian, follow @NCEA_Equestrian on Twitter or visit www.collegiateequestrian.com.
2014 NCEA CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS ANNOUNCED
Below is a recap of the 2014 National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) postseason and championship awards. The NCEA All-Championship Team was determined by a vote of the NCEA head coaches, and Most Outstanding Player awards were determined by the judges...more
NCEA ANNOUNCES TOP HORSES FOR 2013-2014 SEASON
The National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) has released its top horses list for 2013-2014 in each of the four events - reining, horsemanship, equitation on the flat, and equitation over fences. These horses are chosen by the NCEA selection committee based on a formula similar to the student-athlete awards that are announced during the regular season. All horses selected were nominated by the opposing schools at each meet and have shown at least 3 times during the regular season...more
GEORGIA WINS 2014 NCEA CHAMPIONSHIP
WACO, Texas - The Georgia equestrian team brought home the 2014 NCEA National Championship when it defeated Southeastern Conference foe South Carolina an 8-8 (2,323.5-2,219) in a rematch of the SEC Championship on Saturday, April 19 at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, Texas. It was the program's sixth national title and the first since 2010. Georgia ends its season with an overall record of 11-4.
"What an exciting day this was for our entire team," Head Coach Meghan Boenig said. "I could not be more proud of how these riders performed, especially in pressure situations. For the first time, this competition has been about the entire team and we had outstanding efforts from every single person on the team today. This is a `hunker down' group that has competed to the very last point in every single ride in every single meet this season. They have never given up and I am so proud of them for that."
Taking home MOP honors for the Bulldogs were McKenzie Lantz (Reining) and Liza Finsness (Equitation on the Flat).
After jumping out to a 3-1 in Equitation on the Flat, the Bulldogs needed a clutch performance by its Reiners, which it got, as the squad posted a 3-1 win over the Gamecocks, sealing the national championship for the Bulldogs.
NCEA CHAMPIONSHIP DAY TWO RESULTS
(1) South Carolina - 9
(9) TCU - 7
South Carolina advances to face Auburn in Saturday's semis
(4) Auburn - 13
(5) Kansas State - 3
Auburn advances to face South Carolina in Saturday's semis
(6) Baylor - 6
(3) Georgia - 7
Georgia advances to face Oklahoma State in Saturday's semis
(10) SMU - 5
(2) Oklahoma State - 11
Oklahoma State advances to face Georgia in Saturday's semis
NCEA CHAMPIONSHIP DAY ONE RESULTS
(8) Fresno State - 3
(9) TCU - 12
TCU takes on (1) South Carolina Friday
(5) Kansas State - 8
(12) Texas A&M -7
Kansas State takes on (4) Auburn Friday
(6) Baylor - 12
(11) UT Martin - 4
Baylor takes on (3) Georgia Friday
(7) New Mexico State - 6
(10) SMU - 10
SMU takes on (2) Oklahoma State Friday
NCEA ANNOUNCES MARCH RIDERS OF THE MONTH
The National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced its March Riders of the Month, recognizing outstanding performances from the final month of the 2013-14 collegiate equestrian season...more
NCEA CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION
The 2014 NCEA National Championship is coming to Waco, Texas April 17-19, for complete championship information, click here: ...more
NCEA ANNOUNCES 2013-14 ACADEMIC TEAMS
The National Collegiate Equestrian Association on Tuesday announced its annual academic awards, including the Academic Team and the Academic Honor Roll...more
2014 NCEA CHAMPIONSHIP - SELECTION AND SEEDING
Selection and seeding has been determined for the 2014 National Collegiate Equestrian Association National Championship, set to take place April 17-19 at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, Texas, the NCEA Selection Committee announced Monday.
Beginning with the 2014 championship, the top-12 overall teams (Western and Hunt Seat combined) are invited to compete. The NCEA Selection Committee determines and invites these teams based on a number of factors throughout the season.
The top-four seeds in the NCEA Championship each receive first-round byes in the 12-team format. The top-four seeds to this year’s event include Southeastern Conference Champion South Carolina, Big 12 Conference Champion Oklahoma State, SEC runner-up Georgia and SEC third-place team Auburn.
Auburn is the defending NCEA Overall National Champion. Oklahoma State won the 2013 NCEA Western Championship and Auburn won the 2013 NCEA Hunt Seat Championship.
2014 NCEA Opening-Round Match-Ups
(5) Kansas State vs. (12) Texas A&M (winner faces (4) Auburn)
(6) Baylor vs. (11) UT-Martin (winner faces (3) Georgia)
(7) New Mexico State vs. (10) SMU (winner faces (2) Oklahoma State)
(8) Fresno State vs. (9) TCU (winner faces (1) South Carolina)
Seeding For 2014 NCEA Championship
1. South Carolina
2. Oklahoma State
5. Kansas State
7. New Mexico State
8. Fresno State
12. Texas A&M
NCEA ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 ALL-AMERICANS
The National Collegiate Equestrian Association has selected its 2013-14 All-America class, it was announced Tuesday. The NCEA also announced its Second-Team All-America class and the All-America Honorable Mention squad...more
CANADIAN EQUESTRIANS IN THE NCEA
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ride on a university equestrian team in the United States? Did you even know that was an option for Canadian riders...more
CHOATE WINS SUN CIRCUIT SHOOTOUT
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - University of South Carolina junior Layla Choate won the 2014 Sun Circuit Shootout Championship on Sunday at the Arizona Sun Circuit horse show. Choate defeated opponents from South Dakota State, West Texas A&M, and Baylor to win the title.
"This is a great accomplishment for Layla and we are all thriled for her today," South Carolina head coach Boo Major said. "Layla has proven herself to be one of the best, if not the best reiner at the college level so it's always special when you're able to win at a national show. Layla has a great work ethic and is very focused on being the best she can be, and she's proved it this weekend between the New Mexico State meet on Saturday and the Shootout championship today."
In the opening round, Choate defeated South Dakota State's Ravienne Scott. In the semifinals, she knocked off West Texas A&M rider Marilyn Brandt to advance to the championship. In the championship round, she rolled past Baylor's Katherine Berg.
ARIAT BECOMES OFFICIAL BREECH OF THE NCEA
Ariat International, Inc., and the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) on Monday announced they have signed a one-year merchandising partnership that will make Ariat® the Official Breech of the NCEA beginning with the 2013-14 season.
As the Official Breech of the NCEA, Ariat will be providing equestrian breeches and denim jeans to the NCEA’s riders on an exclusive basis. The agreement makes an official long-standing partnership between NCEA’s equestrian programs and Ariat as an apparel provider...more
GEORGIA'S LANTZ WINS NRHA COLLEGIATE REINING CHAMPIONSHIP
Georgia’s McKenzie Lantz captured the 2013 NRHA Collegiate Reining Championship on Saturday in Oklahoma City. Overall, six riders from the National Collegiate Equestrian Association placed among the event’s top-10...more
FOUR NCEA ATHLETES TO PARTICIPATE IN NRHA REINING CHAMPIONSHIP
Four student-athletes from National Collegiate Equestrian Association institutions will participate in the 2013 NRHA Collegiate Reining Championship on June 29 in Oklahoma City, Okla...more
DELAWARE STATE WINS INAUGURAL NCEA SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
From an early age, the importance of sportsmanship has been impressed upon Georgia equestrian student-athlete Carly Anthony.
Her mother, Cara, is the head trainer at Potcreek Meadow Farm in Redmond, Wash., which, for the past 14 years has sponsored the Junior Sportsmanship Award at the Thermal Horse Show, and recently began supporting the award at the World Equestrian Festival...more
OKLAHOMA STATE'S LARRY SANCHEZ NAMED NCEA COACH OF THE YEAR
Oklahoma State head equestrian coach Larry Sanchez has been named the NCEA Coach of the Year, it was announced today. Sanchez was voted the top coach in collegiate equestrian by his NCEA peers at the spring meetings in Indianapolis...more
EQUESTRIAN COACH AND HUSBAND WIN NATIONAL FARM BUREAU AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
David and Meghan Corvin, new to Tennessee, joined their local chapter of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) as a way to make friends and meet others with similar interests. They did not anticipate, years later, winning national recognition for their work...more.
SMU'S RAPOSA WINS OVER FENCES, SD STATE'S VIOLAND TAKES THE FLAT AT FTI WEF COLLEGIATE EQUITATION CHALLENGE
The fourth annual Collegiate Equitation Challenge, hosted at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF), took place Friday evening at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). The top riders representing varsity teams from the National Collegiate Equitation Association (NCEA) competed head-to-head in a bracket format both over fences and on the flat....more.