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Mon, 2018-01-22 08:33

Get Ready to Show Your School Spirit at the 2018 Intercollegiate Team Challenges

Kaley Bush riding for Auburn University. USEA/Kate Boggan Photo.

It may be the start of the new year, but for many college students January marks the halfway point in their academic year and for collegiate eventers it’s just a few short months until the third annual USEA Intercollegiate Championship will take place at the Virginia Horse Trials, May 24-27, 2018.

The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program was established in 2014 to provide a framework on which eventing teams and individual competitors could flourish at universities and colleges across the country. The USEA offers a discount of $25 on annual USEA memberships for current students of universities and colleges registered as Affiliates with the USEA and many events across the country now offer Intercollegiate Team Challenges throughout the year, where collegiate eventers can compete individually as well as on teams with their fellow students.

In Intercollegiate Team Challenges, each rider’s score is multiplied by a coefficient appropriate for their level to account for differences in level difficulty and then the individual scores are added together to determine the team score. Only the best three individual scores will count towards the team score, so teams of four will have one “drop” score.

The coefficient system is as follows:

  • Beginner Novice: 1.1
  • Novice: 1
  • Training: 0.9
  • Preliminary: 0.85
  • Intermediate: 0.75
  • CCI*: 0.75
  • CIC2*: 0.70

If you are interested in registering your university or college with the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program, click to download the Affiliate Application form

2018 Intercollegiate Team Challenges

Ocala Winter I Presented by Ocala Ranches | February 9-11, 2018

Poplar Place Farm March H.T. | March 22-25, 2018

Spring Bay H.T. | April 7-8, 2018

FENCE H.T. | April 14-15, 2018

Poplar Place Farm May H.T. | May 5-6, 2018

Winona H.T. | May 12-13, 2018

Intercollegiate Championship at Virginia Horse Trials | May 24-27, 2018

Stone Gate Farm H.T. | August 25-26, 2018

Pine Hill Fall H.T. | October 20, 2018

Tryon Riding & Hunt Club H.T. | October 20-21, 2018

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. | October 27-28, 2018

River Glen H.T. | November 9-11, 2018

Poplar Place Farm November H.T. | November 10-11, 2018

Pine Top H.T. | November 24-25, 2018

*This is a tentative list of events hosting Intercollegiate Team Challenges and may be updated regularly. Please check the 2018 Intercollegiate Team Challenge schedule for up-to-date information.

Want to learn more about the Intercollegiate Eventing Program? Check out committee chair Leslie Threlkeld's presentation from the 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention.

For more information on the Intercollegiate Eventing Program, please contact  Kate Lokey, (703) 779-9897, visit the Intercollegiate Eventing Program page, or check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

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