Exciting news about changes to the NCEA National Championship format, which will be introduced April 2018.
Changes have been approved to provide more inclusive opportunities to national championship titles.
The annual National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby will take place June 24-July 2 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and it will once again be a huge deal for riders across the country. It's also a chance to further show the great relationship between the NRHA and the NCEA.
The 2017 Norton Family NCEA Team Sportsmanship trophy was presented to the Delaware State equestrian team for humility in victory and defeat, and for outstanding character displayed by the student-athletes and coaching staff.
The National Advisory Board of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association recently announced two new members will join the board to help with the mission of elevating and advancing equestrian to the most sustainable and strongest of all NCAA women's sports.
After a historic second round on Friday, there was more history made on Saturday during the semifinals and championship meet of the 2017 NCEA Championship presented by the City of Waco and McLennan County.
There were eight teams at the beginning of competition on Friday, but by day's end only four squads remained standing. The second round of the 2017 NCEA Championship presented by the City of Waco and McLennan County featured three dominating performances and one historic upset.
After weeks of preparation, the 2017 NCEA Championship presented by the City of Waco and McLennan County finally got underway on Thursday, April 13. Eight teams were in action, but there was room for only four in the quarterfinals.
Four of the 12 teams present at the 2017 NCEA National Championships will do a lot of watching from the sideline during the first round on Thursday. Baylor, Georgia, Auburn and Oklahoma State did enough during the regular season to earn one of the top four seeds for the tournament.
The National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) announced Wednesday the American Quarter Horse Association NCEA Academic Teams and the American Paint Horse Association NCEA Academic Honor Roll, recognizing student-athletes for success both in the arena and in the classroom during the 2016-17 academic year.
The National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) has partnered with EQSportsNet to provide live coverage of the NCEA National Championship at Extraco Events Center in Waco, Texas, over April 13-15.
The National Collegiate Equestrian Association on Thursday announced its 2017 All-America Teams. Auburn collected the most All-America citations with nine, followed by Georgia and Oklahoma State with seven each.
The National Advisory Board (NAB) of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) today announced Bison Trailers, custom living quarter trailer manufacturer, and Great American Insurance, equine mortality and farm products, as its newest sponsors.
Not only has Randi LaChance and Bobbie Piddock racked up overall wins, but they've beaten some quality competition along the way. LaChance has wins over Texas A&M and Auburn while Piddock has defeated riders from Texas A&M, Auburn and Georgia. Two of her MOPs have come against Georgia and Auburn.
This weekend just got a lot more interesting for South Carolina student-athlete Aurie Engel Schmieding. Her original plan was probably to watch the South Carolina men's basketball team play in the Final Four on television back in Columbia. However, the junior member of the equestrian team will now help sing the national anthem prior to the big game in Phoenix, Arizona.
Georgia edged Auburn 10-9 to win the SEC Championship on Saturday, while Delaware State defeated SMU in a 6-6 (2557.75-2546.25) tiebreaker decision to win the UEC Championship. In the Big 12 Championship, Baylor took home the title with an 11-7 win over Oklahoma State.
The Big 12 Conference, Southeastern Conference and United Equestrian Conference will all determine their equestrian champions over Friday and Saturday. Baylor will host the Big 12, Auburn the SEC, and Delaware State the UEC Championships.
For the entire fall and most of the spring, a loss doesn't define your season. While no one likes losing, you're usually able to find a way to bounce back and work on things to get better for the next meet. However, that's starting to quickly change as the calendar gets closer and closer to April.
HITS, Inc. is pleased to announce the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) has once again named HITS as the host for the East Coast, West Coast, and now, the Midwest Finals for the NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal Finals.
The NCEA is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 NCEA Distinguished Alumni Awards. These awards are presented to women who, after the completion of their undergraduate degree at an NCEA institution, have made significant contributions in a professional field.
Oklahoma State took care of Fresno State, 14-5, on Senior Day, and Texas A&M did the same to TCU with a 12-7 victory. SMU spoiled South Dakota State's Senior Day with a 1576.75-1567.25 win on raw score following an 8-8 tie.
The final day of NCEA regular-season competition gets underway Saturday with a trio of match-ups. SMU competes at South Dakota State at 9 a.m. CT, Fresno State takes on Oklahoma State at 10 a.m. CT in Stillwater, and TCU faces Texas A&M at 11 a.m. CT in College Station.
The National Advisory Board (NAB) of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) today announced Der Dau, a custom boot manufacturer, as the most recent addition to the list of sponsors dedicated to supporting Women’s Equestrian on the path to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championship sport status.
Four TCU student-athletes were named recipients of the Big 12's Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award last week, including Kari Hancock from the Horned Frog equestrian team. The award is in its seventh year and is the Big 12 Conference's highest academic honor.
A day after beating No. 1, Auburn took down No. 2 Texas A&M, 12-7, in College Station. South Carolina defeated SMU, 14-5, on Senior Day in Blythewood, and Oklahoma State rode to a 10-5 win over New Mexico State in Las Cruces.
Auburn took down No. 1 Baylor in Waco on Friday after winning on raw score following a 9-9 tie, while Georgia scored an 11-8 win at Fresno State. UT Martin posted a 16-0 victory over Minnesota-Crookston on Senior Day.
It's not every day that a Bulldog gets the opportunity to travel the world and volunteer in communities over 7,000 miles from California, but Fresno State equestrian freshman Natalie Wendt did just that over the winter break, staying at an ashram, a place for religious retreat.
No. 5 Georgia defeated top-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday, 12-4, in Bishop, Ga., while No. 4 Auburn topped No. 8 South Carolina, 10-8, in Blythewood, S.C. No. 10 TCU upended South Dakota State, 9-6, in Las Cruces, N.M., as well.
Several teams are in action this weekend as the regular season winds down. New Mexico State is hosting TCU and South Dakota State over Friday and Saturday, while a pair of SEC showdowns take place on Saturday with Texas A&M at Georgia and Auburn at South Carolina.
Last season, Oklahoma State won the Big 12 Championship, but it was TCU who made the run to the NCEA National Championship final. In 2015, Baylor broke the Cowgirls' three-year streak of conference titles with one of its own.
Ever since the NCEA format was changed to recognize one overall national champion in 2014, the championship has been won by three different SEC teams. The league is obviously a strong one, and that did not change this past fall.
Every year teams have to endure some sort of turnover. Whether it's replacing one, two, three or half of your starters to graduation, or dealing with a student-athlete unexpectedly transferring, there's usually the need every year to incorporate new faces into the lineup, which can be challenging.
HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, California, hosted the top riders from the NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal Ranking List to compete in the inaugural West Coast NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal Final at National Sunshine II.
In 2010, while a junior at the University of South Carolina, Colvin Hedgepeth applied for an internship with the United States Olympic Committee. While she didn't get it then, Hedgepeth applied for the same internship four years later, and the second time proved to be the charm.
New Mexico State University, along with the New Mexico State Athletics Department, announced Friday that equestrian will continue as a varsity sport for the 2016-2017 season. The funding, however, for future seasons has yet to be determined.
The NCEA, in concert with the mission and vision of the NCAA, is committed to providing collegiate opportunities
for female equestrian student-athletes to compete at the highest level, while embracing equity, diversity and
promoting academic and competitive excellence.