Articles: Press Release
Texas A & M To Host Varsity Equestrian Championship
USA Equestrian, Inc.
(Formerly American Horse Shows Association)
4047 Iron Works Parkway,
Lexington, KY 40511-8483
Tel: (859) 258 2472
Fax (859) 231 6662
Web site: www.equestrian.org
The NCAA sport of equestrian would like to announce the Second Varsity
Equestrian Championship to be held Friday, April 18, at Texas A & M
University's Dick Freeman Arena in College Station, TX.
Female student-athletes from NCAA Division I and II equestrian programs
have qualified to compete in Hunter Seat Over Fences, Hunter Seat Under
Saddle, Western Horsemanship and Reining classes at the Varsity
Equestrian Championship. Riders from Kansas State University, Auburn
University, Texas A & M University, University of South Carolina,
Stonehill College, Brown University, West Texas A & M University,
California State University - Fresno State, Sacred Heart University,
Pace University and Oklahoma State University will compete for the Hunt
Seat Team Championship, the Western Team Championship and the Overall
Team Championship. Please contact the Texas A & M Equestrian Team coach
at 979-845-1094 for more information on attending the event.
Currently, Equestrian is a NCAA emerging sport. The NCAA defines an
emerging sport as; "a sport recognized by the NCAA that is intended to
provide additional athletics opportunities to female student-athletes."
For more information about equestrian and the NCAA please contact Andrea
Ice, Assistant Director, NGB Services, at 859-225-6977 or via email at
For more information, please contact Sarah Holt, Public Relations on
(859) 225 6974 or via email at email@example.com. USA
releases are available on our web site - http://www.equestrian.org/ .
USA Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the U.S.,
is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship sports of
dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping, and
vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian
competition. As the country's largest multi-breed organization, the
Federation has over 80,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800
competitions nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of
competition, including educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and
technical delegates who officiate at these shows.
The vision of USA Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian sport
in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of excellence from
the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe
competition and the welfare of its horses, and embracing this vision, to be
the best national equestrian federation in the world.