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AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge

The National Collegiate Equestrian Association announces its riders that will compete at the AQHA World Championship Show's special event.

National Collegiate Equestrian Association
May 22, 2013

Lauren Crivelli rides Zippos Gold N Sonnet in the 2012 AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge

Fresno State University's Lauren Crivelli rides Zippos Gold N Sonnet in Round 3 of the 2012 AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge. Based on her 2012-13 season statistics, Lauren was selected to compete at the 2013 event. (Journal photo)

Eight National Collegiate Equestrian Association riders have been chosen to participate in the 2013 American Quarter Horse Association Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge, tentatively set for November 20-21 as part of the AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City, the NCEA selection committee announced on Wednesday.
 
Eight riders, who will be current student-athletes during the 2013-14 season, will represent eight different institutions at the event. Riders were selected using 2012-13 individual statistics for horsemanship.
 
Tentatively, the preliminaries are scheduled to take place Wednesday, November 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the finals are tentatively scheduled for the evening of November 21.
 
The collegiate riders selected for the AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge are as follows:

  • Kelly Boviard, Kansas State University
  • Lauren Crivelli, Fresno State University
  • Erin Gillette, Texas Christian University
  • Molli Jacobs, Texas A&M University
  • Katy Krshka, Oklahoma State University
  • Johnna Letchworth, University of South Carolina
  • Parris Rice, Baylor University
  • Stephanie Rucci, Auburn University
  • Alternate – Paige Stawicki, University of Georgia

For all of the latest information on the NCEA, visit www.collegiateequestrian.com or follow @NCEA_Equestrian on Twitter.

About the AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge

Mounted on unfamiliar American Quarter Horses, 16 collegiate equestrian riders will square off in the AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge. The competitors are afforded four minutes of warm-up time before they ride for the Challenge championship.

Eight student-athletes from the National Collegiate Equestrian Association and eight from the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association will compete in the event's prelims. The Challenge is  held in conjunction with the AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City.

The inaugural event, held in 2012, was won by Texas A&M University's Carey Nowacek.