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Nine Teams to Compete for the USEA Intercollegiate Championship Title

Authored By: Leslie Threlkeld
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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:

CLEMSON TIGERS

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

AUBURN

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

Novice: 1

Training: 0.9

Preliminary: 0.85

Intermediate: 0.75

CCI*: 0.75

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.

Media Contact:

Leslie Threlkeld

678-378-0244

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