May 20, 2022

Fast Facts: 2022 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships

By Meagan DeLisle - USEA Staff

Where can you find fierce competition at every level, an overwhelming team atmosphere, and tons of spirit? The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships of course! The 2022 Championships gets underway tonight at 6:00 p.m. EST with the Opening Ceremony and Senior Awards Presentation, and the official competition kicks off first thing Saturday morning. A total of 87 championship competitors will be representing 12 schools and make up 22 championship teams which will compete over the course of the weekend at the Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials.

The Field:

  • The University of Kentucky has the highest number of teams entered with eight teams. This is the same number of teams that the UK brought to last year's Championships. The UK currently holds the record for the highest number of teams a school has ever brought to Championships.
  • Coming from College Station, Texas with over a 12 hour drive, Texas A&M University has the longest trek to this year's Championships.
  • There will be 23 seniors at the Championships who will be recognized during the opening ceremony on Friday, May 20.
  • Tallahassee Community College will be making their Championships debut this year.
  • All of the other schools represented have competed at Championships at least once previously.
  • Auburn University is the only school to have ever won the Championship title two years in a row in 2018 and 2019, but returning 2021 Champion, the University of Kentucky, no doubt aims to add their school's name to the list of consecutive victories.
  • While Auburn may not have won the Championships in 2021, they did win the coveted Spirit Award for outstanding camaraderie and school spirit. The University of Georgia was the recipient of this award in 2016, Texas A&M won it twice in 2017 and in 2019, and the University of Kentucky brought home the glory in 2018. Click here to see this year's Spirit Award criteria.
  • All four schools that have won the Championship title are entered to compete this year: the University of Georgia, Clemson University, Auburn University, and the University of Kentucky.

The Facts:

  • The Championships offers Beginner Novice through Advanced levels.
  • The intercollegiate activities will start on Friday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. with the opening ceremony being held in the main arena.
  • Each team is encouraged to set up gazebos and tents in College Town and decorate their stabling area with their school colors, banners, and gear to show their school pride.
  • There will be two divisions in this year’s Championships - the traditional Championship for undergraduate students and the graduate division. The graduate division is open to current graduate students and the seniors from the graduating class of 2021, who were unable to compete in the 2021 Championships due to their school's COVID-19 restrictions.
  • There are no qualifications necessary to compete in these Championships, but there are two requirements. First, for the Undergraduate Championships, each student must be registered as a USEA Collegiate Member and enrolled as an undergraduate student. Second, the school must be a currently registered Affiliate of the USEA.
  • The USEA would like to thank this year's USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships Sponsors: Bates Saddles, FITS Riding, Kerrits, Horse & Country, U.S. Equestrian, and World Equestrian Brands.
  • Click here to meet the teams of the 2022 Intercollegiate Eventing Championships!
  • Click here to view the official Championship event program!

Competition Schedule:

Saturday, May 21

8:00 a.m.: Dressage

10:30 a.m.: Cross-Country

Sunday, May 22

8:00 a.m.: Show Jumping

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