Intermont Equestrian Begins Championship Season This Weekend

Intermont Equestrian Begins Championship Season This Weekend

BRISTOL, Va. – The Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry College teams will compete in a trio of national championship shows over the next three weekends. The program currently boasts 19 team national titles and 30 individual championships.

The Schedule
- 40th Annual ANRC National Intercollegiate Equitation Championship
           Thursday, April 20-Sunday, April 23
           hosted by Savannah College of Art & Design
- 2017 IDA National Championships
           Friday, April 28-Sunday, April 30
           hosted by Centenary (N.J.) University
- 2017 IHSA National Finals
           Thursday, May 4-Sunday, May 7
           hosted by The Kentucky Horse Park

American National Riding Commission
The ANRC Intercollegiate Equitation Championship will be hosted by the Savannah College of Art & Design at the Ronald C. Waranch Equestrian Center in Hardeeville, South Carolina. The championship is divided into National and Novice Levels and consists of four different sections across four days. ANRC is different from the other championships in that the horses come from the participating schools instead of via blind draw.

Day one consists of the Written Phase. The second and third days will see the Program Ride and Derby Phase competed at the Novice and National divisions, respectively. Scheduled for day four is the Medal Phase for both the National and Novice divisions. The top two scores for each team are counted and the sections are weighted in the following manner: Written (5%), Derby (30%), Medal (30%) and Program Ride (35%).

Competing at the National Division for Emory & Henry will are:



Rider
Horse
National Division
Nick Martino
Saint


  Sr./Bel Air, Md.



Francisco Caba-Guil
Samson


  So./Almería, SPAIN



Billie Henard
Tobasco


  Jr./Kingsport, Tenn.



Bobbie Jo Adsit
Beau Noir


  Fr./Montpelier, Va.



Sydney Casady
Agincourt


  Jr./Harriman, Tenn.

 

Novice Division riders for E&H include:



Rider
Horse
Novice Division
Maddie Bonner
Kirby


  Fr./Powhatan, Va.



Odessa Thacker
Sunny Moon


  Sr./Yorktown, Va.



Jane Mikusa
Anastasia

 
  Jr./Crystal Lake, Ill.

Intercollegiate Dressage Association
For a second year in a row, the IDA National Championships will be held at the Centenary (N.J.) University Equestrian Center in Long Valley, New Jersey. The championship will be split in three parts, the quiz challenge, individual championship and team championship which will be contested on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday respectively.

E&H's representatives for the quiz challenge will be announced as the championship approaches.

Emory & Henry will have the most riders competing on individual day with eight. The Wasps won the Region H Championship in all four individual levels, earning automatic qualification for nationals. E&H also saw its riders finish as the reserve champions in each level, each of whom based on the IDA Wild Card tiebreaker will compete at the national show.

Emory & Henry's individual riders are:

First Level
Mandy Snow
Nick Martino


  Sr./Bradford, Maine
  Sr./Bel Air, Md.
Upper Training Level
Eli Worth-Jones
Katie Maharis


  Jr./Abingdon, Va.
  Fr./Howard Beach, N.Y.
Lower Training Level
Taylor Carroll
Sierra Davenport


  Sr./Garner, N.C.
  Sr./Chilhowie, Va.
Introductory Level
Hannah Phillips
Emily Johnston


  Sr./Virginia Beach, Va.
  So./Gloucester, Va.

 

The Wasps' team, which will compete for an unprecedented fourth-straight IDA Championship, is:

First Level
Nick Martino

      Sr./Bel Air, Md.    
Upper Training Level
Eli Worth-Jones

      Jr./Abingon, Va.    
Lower Training Level
Taylor Carroll

      Sr./Garner, N.C.
   
Introductory Level
Hannah Phillips

      Sr./Virginia Beach, Va.    

Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association
The IHSA National Finals return to The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky for a second year. The championship will see competition scattered over four days with the Wasps contending in each of the first three days.

Emory & Henry has four individuals who will compete this year in:

USEF/Cacchione Cup
Nick Martino



  Sr./Bel Air, Md.

Novice Equitation on the Flat
Bobbie Jo Adsit



  Fr./Montpelier, Va.

Walk/Trot/Canter Equitation
Eli Worth-Jones


 
  Jr./Abingon, Va.

Alumni Equtation on the Flat
Morgan Sollenberger



  Concord, N.C.

Alumni Equitiation Over Fences
Morgan Sollenberger



  Concord, N.C.

 

As a team, the Wasps will show in each of the eight classifications as they vie to add an IHSA National Championship to their region and zone titles from earlier in the season as follows:

Open Equitation on the Flat
Nick Martino



  Sr./Bel Air, Md.

Open Equitation Over Fences
Francisco Caba-Guil



  So./Almería, SPAIN

Intermediate Equitation on the Flat
Bobbie Jo Adsit



  Fr./Montpelier, Va.

Intermediate Equitation Over Fences
Madison McKinsey



  Fr./Waynesboro, Va.

Novice Equitation on the Flat
Eli Worth-Jones



  Jr./Abingdon, Va.

Novice Equitation Over Fences
Bobbie Jo Adsit


 
  Fr./Montpelier, Va.

Walk/Trot/Canter Equitation
Galen Reyes



  Jr./Abingdon, Va.

Walk/Trot Equitation
Kelsey Bergman



  Fr./Christiansburg, Va.

 

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