NCEA ANNOUNCES JANUARY RIDERS OF THE MONTH
The National Collegiate Equestrian Association on Friday announced its January Riders of the Month, recognizing outstanding performances from the fourth month of the 2013-14 collegiate equestrian season...more
WEF PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED
The Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) is schedule to host the Collegiate Equitation Challenge on Feb 7, 2014. The competition will feature 16 NCEA and IHSA riders in a head to head competition over fences in Wellington, Fla.
Christina Lin Auburn University
Samantha Schafer Baylor Univeristy
Dayle Fischer California State University, Fresno
Rachel Webster Kansas State Univeristy
Jacqueline Yeager Miami Univeristy of Ohio
Emily McConnel NMSU New Mexico State Univeristy
Samantha Elser OSU Oklahoma State University
Santana Wright SDSU South Dakota State University
Julianna Fischer SMU Southern Methodist University
Hannah Wiliams TAMU Texas A&M University
Caitlin Ader TCU Texas Christian University
Emily Rizzo UF University Of Florida
Abby O'Mara UGA University of Georgia
Lauren Steiner Miami FL University of Miami - Florida
Reily Parker UNF University of Northern Florida
Katherine Schidt USC University of South Carolina
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.
SUN CIRCUIT PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED
Eight collegiate equestrian reiners, including six from National Collegiate Equestrian Association institutions, will compete in the Sun Circuit Shootout on Sunday, Feb. 2 in Scottsdale, Ariz., it was announced Tuesday.
The Sun Circuit Shootout featuring collegiate student-athletes is a new addition to Arizona Sun Circuit in 2014.
Sun Circuit Shootout Participants
Katherine Berg, Baylor, Florence, Texas, Sr.
Marilyn Brandt, West Texas A&M, Andover, Ill., Sr.
Taylor Brown, Fresno State, Strathmore, Calif., Fr.
Layla Choate, South Carolina, Murray, Ky., Jr.
Austin Griffith, Ohio State, Dublin, Ohio, Sr.
Brynn Larson, New Mexico State, Brush Prairie, Wash., Jr.
Darby Mailhot, Delaware State, Ontario, Canada, Fr.
Raivenne Scott, South Dakota State, Cornelius, Ore., So.
NCEA UPCOMING INDIVIDUAL COMPETITIONS
Individual National Collegiate Equestrian Association riders in both reining and equitation over fences will be competing in two upcoming competitions in February. Sun Circuit will host eight schools, each with one rider per school, to compete in a reining competition on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
In addition, the WEF Collegiate Equitation Challenge in Wellington, Fla., will host an Equitation over Fences competition on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. This competition will have two rounds and 16 competitors and will be a head-to-head match-up with featuring NCEA riders and IHSA riders. The top eight riders in the first round will advance to the final round that evening.
More details to follow with a list of riders competing in both events and the schools they represent.
NCEA ANNOUNCES FINAL FALL TEAM RANKINGS
The final fall national team rankings for the National Collegiate Equestrian Association have been released Monday by the NCEA Selection Committee.
South Carolina is the nation’s new No. 1 team, closing its fall slate with a 6-2 overall record and a back-to-back road wins against Auburn and South Dakota State to finish the fall semester...more
NCEA ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER RIDERS OF THE MONTH
The National Collegiate Equestrian Association has released its November Riders of the Month, the NCEA selection committee announced Friday.
The November Rider of the Month selections include: Auburn’s Christina Lin (Equitation Over Fences), Georgia’s Liza Finsness (Equitation On The Flat), Georgia’s Heather Schmidt (Horsemanship) and TCU’s Alexi Child (Reining)....more
EIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN HORSEMANSHIP CHALLENGE
Eight National Collegiate Equestrian Association riders will participate in the 2013 American Quarter Horse Association
Horsemanship Challenge, set for November 20-21 as part of the AQHA
Amateur World Show in Oklahoma City, Okla. ....more
OCTOBER RIDERS OF THE MONTH ANNOUNCED
The National Collegiate Equestrian Association on Friday announced its October Riders of the Month, recognizing outstanding performances from the second month of the 2013-14 collegiate equestrian season. ....more
LATEST NCEA RANKINGS ANNOUNCED
Many changes were seen in the latest National Collegiate Equestrian Association national team rankings, released Monday by the NCEA Selection Committee, including a new No. 1 team in Baylor. . ....more
NEW MEXICO STATE SEASON PREVIEW
Following an unusual 12-13 season, during which New Mexico State was short staffed and competed the fall semester without a hunter seat coach, New Mexico State looks forward to improving upon their Top 12 finish. Under the direction of a stable and dedicated coaching staff, the NM State Aggies look forward to kicking off the 2013-14 year....more
AUBURN SEASON PREVIEW
They rose up. They worked hard. They won big.
The Auburn Equestrian Team ended the 2013 season in dramatic fashion, beating SEC rival Georgia in a ride-off to win Auburn's second national championship title in the past three seasons, and third overall under 18th-year head coach Greg Williams. Last season showcased one of the most successful teams in program history with wins over Georgia, South Carolina, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State....more
TEXAS A&M SEASON PREVIEW
The Texas A&M equestrian team enters its second season in the Southeastern Conference on the hunt for a 12th national title. The Aggies ended the 2012-13 season with both the hunter seat and western squads in the quarterfinal round of the NCEA Championships in Waco with a 7-10 overall record (5-7 hunt seat, 6-6 western).
Texas A&M entered the fall of 2012 tied for No. 1 in the nation and remained in the top 10 throughout the season, ending the year ranked No. 8 in the NCEA poll. The Aggies faced nine top-10 opponents (out of 11 meets) in the regular season, including three matchups with the top-ranked team. Texas A&M was one of four challenging SEC teams, in their first year of being sponsored by the conference, that were often ranked first-through-fourth on NCEA lists...more
GEORGIA SEASON PREVIEW
Coming off of its third-straight NCEA Reserve National Title, the Georgia equestrian team looks to carry that momentum into the 2013-14 season. Last season, the Bulldogs finished with an 8-4 regular season record before falling just short of reaching the programs sixth national title.
“I am very excited for this season,” Head Coach Meghan Boenig said. “We have outstanding freshman and I am really looking forward to seeing how they perform throughout the year. We also have upperclassmen that are taking on tremendous leadership roles within the team. As a team, we love where we ended up last season from a competitive drive standpoint and we don’t want to lose that edge. I really believe that our junior and senior class are setting a high standard and bringing everyone along with them. With the talent and depth that we have this year, I think we can do some spectacular things.”...more
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 STAWICKI ADDED TO AQHA HORSEMANSHIP CHALLENGE
Georgia junior Paige Stawicki has been added to the participant roster for the 2013 American Quarter Horse Association Horsemanship Challenge, which is slated for November 20-21, as part of the AQHA Amateur World Show in Oklahoma City, Okla., the NCEA selection committee announced on Monday...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
NCEA ANNOUNCES RIDERS FOR AQHA HORSEMANSHIP CHALLENGE
Eight National Collegiate Equestrian Association riders have been chosen to participate in the 2013 American Quarter Horse Association Horsemanship Challenge, set for November 20-21 as part of the AQHA Amateur World Show in Oklahoma City, Okla., the NCEA selection committee announced on Wednesday...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
NCEA ANNOUNCES 2013 NRHA DERBY COMPETITORS
The National Collegiate Equestrian Association has announced its lineup for the 2013 NRHA Collegiate Reining Championship, which will be held on June 29 at the NRHA Reining Derby in Oklahoma City.
The Collegiate Reining Championship consists of 12 riders – four from the NCEA, four from the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, and four that are selected by the NRHA...more
2013 NCEA CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2013 NCEA Championships came to an exciting close on Saturday April, 20th in Waco, Texas. The western semi-finals took place Saturday morning, to decide which two teams would compete for the championship. Kansas, who entered the competition seeded second, defeated Georgia (3), 5-2 to advance to final round. Oklahoma (1) rode to victory over South Carolina (5) with a final score of 6-1...more
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NCEA AND EQUINE CHRONICLE ANNOUNCES TOP -10 NCEA HORSES
The National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) and Equine Chronicle have announced this year’s top horses in collegiate equestrian. The top ten horses were selected from each of the four events that the NCEA competes in – Reining, Horsemanship, Equitation on the Flat, and Equitation Over Fences...more.
NCEA ANNOUNCES 2013 ALL-AMERICA CLASS
The National Collegiate Equestrian Association has selected its 2013 All-America class, it was announced today. The NCEA also announced its Second-Team All America class and the All-America Honorable Mention squad...more.
NCEA MARCH RIDERS OF THE MONTH ANNOUNCED
The National Collegiate Equestrian Association has selected its Riders of the Month for March, it was announced today. The student-athletes chosen for each of the four events are as follows:
• Horsemanship – Lauren DeVoe (New Mexico State)
• Reining – McKenzie Lantz (Georgia)
• Equitation on the Flat – Katherine Schmidt (South Carolina)
• Equitation Over Fences – Katherine Schmidt (South Carolina)
GEORGIA NARROWLY EDGES AUBURN TO RECLAIM NO. 1 SPOT
In winning the inaugural SEC Championship on Saturday, South Carolina made the biggest week-to-week jump by any newly No. 1 ranked team in the history of the NCEA coaches poll, as the Gamecocks moved up five spots to take over the top spot in the final poll of the season. South Carolina received three first-place votes, followed by Georgia and Auburn with two each, and Big-12 champion Oklahoma State with one...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.