The 35th ANRC National Intercollegiate Equitation Championship took place at Centenary College on April 20-22, 2012. 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 compete over fences at 2’6” and National division entries compete over fences at 3’.
Students may ride a college or a privately-owned horse. 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.