NCAA Vote Gives New Life to Equestrian
Equestrian will continue as a Division II collegiate sport.
January 17, 2016
Nearly 200 college administrators at the NCAA Convention voted January 16 to let equestrian’s ride continue in Division II.
The sport, which has been designated an NCAA emerging sport for women since 2002, was on track to be removed from the Division II emerging sports list after failing to meet requirements to continue in the program. Sports in the emerging sports program are expected to grow to 40 varsity teams within 10 years – the minimum level of sponsorship needed to be considered for the ultimate goal of becoming a full-fledged NCAA championship sport.