WACO, Texas - The National Collegiate Equestrian Association has announced its representatives for the "ultimate catch ride" at the 2016 NRHA Collegiate Reining Championship. The event will take place beginning at 8 a.m. CT on Thursday, June 30 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City as part of the NRHA Derby.
The receipients, which are the 2016 NCEA first-team reining All-Americans, include Fresno State's Taylor Brown, Texas A&M's Hannah Jechow, Oklahoma State's Ebba Lange and TCU's Chantz Stewart. Georgia's Lauren Garmon is the first alternate.
The 12-person field also includes four collegiate riders selected by the NRHA and the top-four individual reiners from the IHSA National Championship.
Additional riders from NCEA-sponsoring institutions may be added to the competition from the NRHA's four selections.
The NRHA Derby runs for one week each summer in Oklahoma City and showcases the world's best reining horses in the four to six year age range. Thousands of spectators, exhibitors, and horses attend the event each year. The Derby is one of two major events presented by the NRHA each year in Oklahoma City. For more information on this year's Derby, visit www.nrhaderby.com.
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