Sweet Briar College to Host 33rd Annual American National Riding Commission National Intercollegiate Equitation Championship
RELEASE: April 1, 2010
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By the American National Riding Commission
The 33rd Annual American National Riding Commission (ANRC) National Intercollegiate Equitation Championship will take place at Sweet Briar College in Lynchburg, VA, April 17-18. Approximately 12 college teams will showcase their most talented riders, who will be judged and scored in three riding phases: a Dressage Sportif (a program ride with USEF hunter equitation tests) on Saturday, a Hunter Seat Equitation Medal Course at 3' and a Hunter Trials Equitation Course in a field on Sunday. In addition, there will be a written test on riding theory and equine science for participants on Friday, April 16, at the Sweet Briar College Campus. Each team will consist of two or three riders, and individual riders will also compete.
Both individuals and teams will receive honors and awards from ANRC and the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA). Awards will be given for each phase, along with an Overall Individual Award and an Overall Team Award.
This year's judges are William J. Moroney of Keedysville, MD, and Anne R. Kenan of Dahlonega, GA. The written test judge is Marion Lee of Leesburg, VA. The course designer will be Glenn Moody of Charlottesville, VA.
The ANRC is an affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and USHJA. ANRC’s goals include promotion of a contemporary, systemic approach to riding, training and teaching that is appropriate for horses as well as riders at various stages of learning. The emphasis is on developing a cooperative effort between horse and rider, and ultimately achieving a quality level of performance. ANRC allows riders, trainers and instructors to improve equitation and teaching skills, gain a better understanding of riding theory, and improve performance of a field hunter, show hunter, jumper, or pleasure horse. Clinics, rider certification centers, and hunter competitions conducted by qualified ANRC clinicians and judges help ANRC achieve these goals.
For more information, visit www.anrc.org
or contact Mimi Wroten at email@example.com