NCEA Participants Announced For 2014 AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge

July 24th, 2014 2:47 PM | No Comments

Press Release

PrintWACO, Texas – Eight National Collegiate Equestrian Association riders have been chosen to participate in the 2014 American Quarter Horse Association Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge, set for November 19-20 as part of the AQHA World Championship Show to be held in Oklahoma City, Okla., the NCEA selection committee announced Thursday.

Eight riders, who will be current student-athletes during the 2014-15 season, will represent eight different institutions at the event. Riders were selected using 2013-14 individual statistics for horsemanship.

The preliminaries take place Wednesday, November 19 beginning at 11 a.m. CT, while the finals are set for 5:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, November 20.

The collegiate riders selected for the AQHA Horsemanship Challenge are as follows:

2014 AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge Participants
Samantha Chiodo, South Carolina
Lauren DeVoe, New Mexico State
Sydney Elliot, Fresno State
Lindsey McMullen, Oklahoma State
Megan McMullen, TCU
Elizabeth Niewonja, South Dakota State
Logan Pluhar, Texas A&M
Heather Schmidt, Georgia

First Alternate: Lucy Igoe, Auburn
Second Alternate: McKenzie Perry, UT-Martin

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