2019 NCEA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

April 17-20, 2019
Waco, Texas | Extraco Events Center | 4601 Bosque Blvd. Waco, TX 76710

The 2019 National Collegiate Equestrian Association National Championship will take place April 17-20, 2019 at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, Texas, in partnership with the City of Waco and McLennan County. 

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Team Bracket 

Event Brackets: Equitation Over Fences | Equitation On The Flat | Horsemanship | Reining

Fans can watch all the action at this year's NCEA National Championship via EQSportsNet. EqSportsNet is the Official Host Broadcast Partner of the NCEA Championship.

PRE-CHAMPIONSHIP PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEOS:

AuburnBaylorDelaware State | Fresno State | Georgia | Oklahoma State | SMU | South Carolina | South Dakota State | Sweet Briar | TCU | Texas A&M | UC Davis | UT Martin

NCEA National Championship Team Title: The top 8 teams will be competing in the NCEA National Championship Team Title. Each team will compete head to head with 4 riders in each of the Events; Equitation Over Fences and Equitation on the Flat for the Hunter Seat events and Reining and Horsemanship for the Western events. The team that receives the most points (16 possible points available for each matchup) will advance to the next day. The team competition begins on Thursday with the quarterfinals and the semifinals. The conclusion of the team events run on championship Saturday.

NCEA National Championship Event Titles: The top 16 teams will compete in separate brackets for each event; Equitation over Fences, Equitation on the Flat, Horsemanship and Reining starting on Wednesday, April 18th with the first round of action. Each event quarter finals and semi finals will take place on Friday, April 20th and the finals for each event will take place on Championship Saturday following the Team Overall National Championship.

NCEA National Championship Discipline Titles for Hunter Seat and Western: The combined points each team accrues in the NCEA Hunter Seat Discipline Competitions (Equitation over Fences and Equitation on the Flat) and the NCEA Western Discipline Competitions (Horsemanship and Reining) will determine the Overall Discipline titles.

  • Schools may qualify teams for each of the event titles – schools do not need to enter teams in both disciplines. Schools with single discipline teams are now eligible for NCEA National titles.
  • All competitive opportunities will be organized in the bracket head-to-head format (event titles and team title).
  • Seeding for the event title competitions is based on regular season NCEA competitions for the four different events. To be eligible for seeding for any NCEA National Championship title, teams are required to compete in a minimum of three head-to-head competitions in the NCEA format.


SCHEDULE (all times central)

Wednesday, April 17 (Event Championships)
8:35 a.m. – Equitation over Fences (First Round) - Scoring
8:35 a.m. – Reining (First Round) - Scoring
1:40 p.m. – Equitation on the Flat (First Round) - Scoring
2:15 p.m. – Horsemanship (First Round) - Scoring

Thursday, April 18 (Team Championship)

Quarterfinals Scoring
(1) Auburn 12, (8) TCU 4
(4) Oklahoma State 8, (5) SMU 6
(6) Georgia 10, (3) Baylor 6
(2) Texas A&M 10, (7) South Carolina 6

Semifinals Scoring
(1) Auburn 11, (4) Oklahoma State 5
(6) Georgia 8, (2) Texas A&M 7


Friday, April 19 (Event Championships)
8:35 a.m. – Equitation over Fences (Quarterfinals)
8:35 a.m. – Reining (Quarterfinals)
11:26 a.m. – Equitation over Fences (Semifinals)
12:45 p.m. – Reining (Semifinals)
1:56 p.m. – Equitation on the Flat (Quarterfinals)
5:26 p.m. – Equitation on the Flat (Semifinals)
3:31 p.m. – Horsemanship (Quarterfinals)
6:01 p.m. – Horsemanship (Semifinals)

Saturday, April 20 (Team and Event Championships)
8:40 a.m. –  Team Final - (1) Auburn 8, (6) Georgia 7 - Champion: Auburn (Scoresheet)
2:25 p.m. – Equitation over Fences - Champion: Georgia (Scoresheet)
2:25 p.m. – Horsemanship - Champion: Georgia (Scoresheet)
3:50 p.m. – Reining - Champion: Georgia (Scoresheet)
4:10 p.m. – Equitation on the Flat - Champion: Auburn (Scoresheet)

NCEA CHAMPIONSHIP SEEDING

Team
1. Auburn
2. Texas A&M
3. Baylor
4. Oklahoma State
5. SMU
6. Georgia
7. South Carolina
8. TCU
9. Fresno State
10. UT Martin

Event Rankings

Equitation on the Flat
1. Auburn
2. Baylor
3. Texas A&M
4. SMU
5. Georgia
6. Oklahoma State
7. South Carolina
8. UT Martin
9. TCU
10. Fresno State
11. Sweet Briar
12. South Dakota State
13. Delaware State
14. UC Davis

Equitation over Fences
1. Auburn
2. TCU
3. SMU
4. South Carolina
5. Texas A&M
6. Oklahoma State
7. Georgia
8. Sweet Briar
9. Delaware State
10. South Dakota State
11. Baylor
12. UC Davis
13. Fresno State
14. UT Martin

Horsemanship
1. Auburn
2. Texas A&M
3. Oklahoma State
4. SMU
5. Fresno State
6. Baylor
7. TCU
8. Georgia
9. UT Martin
10. Delaware State
11. South Dakota State
12. South Carolina
13. UC Davis

Reining
1. Baylor
2. Oklahoma State
3. Georgia
4. SMU
5. Texas A&M
6. Auburn
7. UT Martin
8. South Carolina
9. TCU
10. Delaware State
11. Fresno State
12. UC Davis
13. South Dakota State

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