Lexington, VA, May 22, 2016 - The United States Eventing Association (USEA) and Virginia Horse Trials are pleased to announce the teams for the inaugural USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship taking place this week at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va.
Eight colleges and universities are fielding riders for the championships to make up nine full teams. The following teams will compete for the Championship:
Sarah Pyne / Call Me Commander - CCI*
Samantha Hay / Tre’ Jolie -Training
Anna Fogerty / Dunlavin Fox - Novice
Alex Peterson / Willie Wiggins - CCI*
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA RED
Devon Olivier / Karisma - Training
Emily Cardin / Schwalbestrum - Novice
Emily Cox / FR’s Check It Out Now - Training
Kaitlyn Ruff / Shadowfax - Training
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA BLACK
Katie Harivel / Counterpoint - Training
Johannah Crumpton / Tip Share - Novice
Erin Jarboe / Arsiero - Novice
Morgan Barnhardt / Come and Get It - Novice
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
Ellen Bouchard / Gibstar - Beginner Novice
Melissa Fox / Diamond Legacy - Training
Alex Reed / On Broadway - CCI*
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
Jordan Litter / Timekeeper - Novice
Jennifer Price / Timely Fashion - Training
Rachael Miller / Tough Enough - Novice
Claudia Romeo / Little Valkyrie - Training
Lydia Kennedy / Subtle Dream Unveiled - Novice
Andrea Glazer / Arctic Fernhill - Training
Sallie Johnson / One Moore Miracle - Training
Kaley Bush / Cooper - Training
BRIDGEWATER COLLEGE / AVERETT
Zach Hinch / Chamaco Loci - Novice
Michaela Bragg / Prado-Gee - Beginner Novice
Amelia Bayer / Road to Redemption - Prelim
Alex Argentieri / San Marco - Training
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY / TRANSYLVANIA
Michaela Yowaiski / Darla Doll (UK) - Intermediate
Renata Petraitis / Tappin’ to the Music (UK) - Training
Charlotte Pruet / Valadour (Transylvania) - Training
Abby Blackburn / Joy Girl (Transylvania) - Novice
BRIDGEWATER / CLEMSON
Amelia Bayer / Handsome Devil (Bridgewater) - Prelim
Sarah Pyne / Quinntisential (Clemson) - CCI*
Kaitlyn Bardos / The Myth of Arion (Clemson) - Training
COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY / UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
Melissa Fox / Command Approval - Training
Lily Barlow / Tullymor's Houdini - Beginner Novice
Erin Chalmers / Light the Lights - Novice
To account for differences in level difficulty, each rider’s score is multiplied by a coefficient appropriate for their level, and then the individual scores are added together to determine the team score. Only the best three individual scores will count towards the team score, so teams of four will have one “drop” score.
The coefficient system that will be applied at the Championship is as follows:
Beginner Novice: 1.1
The team with the lowest score at the end of three phases will be named the 2016 Intercollegiate Champion. Team ribbons and prizes will be awarded through fourth place.
The Spirit Award will be given to the college or university that shows the most school spirit and best decorations in the “College Town” stabling complex. Students will be able to show their school pride by decorating both an approximately 12‘x12’ designated space in the East Concourse as well as in their stable area.
Ride times are available on the Virginia Horse Trials website, www.vahorsetrials.com.
About the USEA Intercollegiate Program
In 2014, the USEA Board of Governors approved the creation of the Intercollegiate Eventing Program as an official program of the USEA. Originally proposed with input from the Intercollegiate Eventing League, the program was established to provide a framework on which Eventing teams and individual competition could flourish at universities and colleges across the country. Click here to see if your school is an University Affiliate.
Don’t forget if you have not yet renewed your membership with the USEA – Collegiate members get a $25 discount! Log onto your Online Services Account to renew, and a $25 refund will be issued after the USEA has received proof of enrollment.
About the Virginia Horse Trials
The Virginia Horse Trials has been a premier Eventing destination for over 25 years. Situated on 600 acres, the Virginia Horse Center is a first-class venue. Brian and Penny Ross founded the Virginia Horse Trials in 1989, and organized the Event through its 25th Anniversary in 2014. Andy Bowles took over the organization of the Virginia Horse Trials in 2015 and looks forward to maintaining it as a destination for east coast eventers in the years to come.