Hosted by Goucher College, the 36th ANRC National Intercollegiate Equitation Championship took place at McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Md. on April 19-21, 2013. Approximately 15 college teams showcased their most talented riders, who were judged and scored in four phases: a Program Ride including USEF hunter equitation tests; a Hunter Seat Equitation Medal Course; a Derby Style Equitation Course over natural obstacles in a field; and a written test based on riding theory and equine science. Novice division entries competed over fences at 2’6” and National division entries competed over fences at 3’.
Students may ride a college or a privately-owned horse in Nationals. The highest score in each phase is awarded to the rider who best produces a smooth, cooperative performance that exemplifies quality hunter movement on the flat and over fences.
USHJA is a primary sponsor of the ANRC National Intercollegiate Equitation Championship and ANRC competitors are eligible for the USHJA Affiliates Awards program. The top ten performers receive USHJA awards for “Excellence in Equitation” and the winning team receives commemorative jackets with the USHJA and ANRC logo. The overall individual winner is awarded placement in the next available USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Level I training session in the appropriate Zone if under the age of 21. In the event the winner is over 21 at the time of competition or when the EAP event is held, USHJA shall provide the winner with free registration to a USHJA Trainer’s Symposium.
2013 ANRC National Intercollegiate Equitation Championship Results:
CAPTION: The 2013 ANRC National Intercollegiate Equitation Championship High Point Team from Centenary College of Kelsey Bernini on Pacific, Cori Rech on Gentleman’s Way, and Kathryn Haley on Connery 9 (left to right.) Photos courtesy of Al Cook Photography.
CAPTION: The 2013 ANRC Novice Intercollegiate Equitation Championship team from Sweet Briar College of Kathleen “Katie” Drake on SBC’s “Oh So Fine,” assistant coach Louise Goodling, head coach Mimi Wroten, Brianna Belter on SBC’s “Chinook” and Abigail Strohmeyer on “Tortuga” (from left to right.) Photos courtesy of Al Cook Photography.
The following Nationals riders qualified for Level Three Certification at 2013 Nationals:
Natasha Klingenstein - Centenary
Cori Reich – Centenary
Ashley Ramey – Virginia Intermont
Congratulations also to the following riders who had qualifying score, but had already received Level Three Certification:
Kelsey Bernini – Centenary
Kathryn Haley – Centenary
Danielle Clark – Virginia Intermont
Katherine Hansen – St. Andrews
Liz Koslow – Sweet Briar
Olivia Smith – Sweet Briar
Two riders are to be congratulated for newly qualifying for Level Two Certifications:
Kathleen Drake – Sweet Briar
Justine Weaver – UVA
Nicole Mandracchia also had a qualifying score, but she had already received her Level Two Certification.
For more information about Nationals, contact:
Jennifer Bunty, Intercollegiate Chair, at email@example.com
or Patte Zumbrun, Meet Director, at PZumbrun@goucher.edu