Fourth-Annual WEF Collegiate Equitation Challenge Set For Feb. 8

February 5th, 2013 7:37 AM | No Comments

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Macy Wilson riding flat classes. Photo courtesy of Julia Scrivani

WELLINGTON, Fla. – Featuring the finest collegiate riders, the National Collegiate Equestrian Association will conduct the fourth-annual Collegiate Equitation Challenge as part of the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla. The finals of the event will be held Friday, February 8 at 7 p.m. ET in the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

The event will be conducted utilizing the NCEA head-to-head bracketed format with the 16 top collegiate riders from across the country. Participating riders will compete over an equitation course that features heights up to three feet, six inches.

Competition begins at 2 p.m. ET with the preliminary round, which includes each of the 16 riders. The eight winners qualify for the finals to be held in the evening session at 7 p.m. ET, while the remaining eight horses will contest a consolation bracket immediately following the preliminary round. For the second consecutive year, the competition will include a four-rider equitation on the flat tournament that will occur during the finals.

The horses will be on loan from local professionals and unfamiliar to the riders. The winner of the consolation bracket will take home a trophy donated by Pierre and Martha Jolicoeur, while the champion will be presented a trophy sponsored by the South Florida Hunter Jumper Association.

A complete list of the participating riders:

 

Participating Schools and Riders

 

Equitation on the Flat Spotlight

Hillary West jumping Olivia. Photo courtesy of Julia Scrivani

 

For all of the latest information on the NCEA, please log on to http://www.collegiateequestrian.com or by following the NCEA on Twitter @NCEA_Equestrian.

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