ANRC Intercollegiate Championships
The ANRC Intercollegiate Equitation Championship, traditionally held in April, is a National championship where colleges showcase their most talented riders in a team competition judged and scored on equitation skills in four phases:
o Program ride (includes USEF hunter equitation tests)
o Hunter seat equitation medal course at 3’
o Derby course (natural jumps in a field) at 3’
o Written test based on riding theory and stable management
Students may compete on a college-owned horse or a privately owned horse. The highest score in each phase will be awarded to the rider who demonstrates excellence in equitation and produces a smooth, cooperative performance exemplifying quality hunter movement both on the flat and over fences. In 2011, a Novice Division was added at 2’6” to provide an introductory level of competition for riders with similar goals.
USHJA is a primary sponsor of the ANRC National Intercollegiate Equitation Championship and ANRC competitors are eligible for the USHJA Affiliates Awards program. There are five ANRC Awards distributed annually at the ANRC Intercollegiate Championship, in addition to the competitive awards, four of which are sponsored by USHJA.