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

    Don't forget to follow the USEA event coverage on social media!

    Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

    Jun 30, 2022 Education

    Pressure Proof with Daniel Stewart: The Quickie Plan

    Last month we began a four-part series on mental preparation and the many kinds of pre-ride routines you can perform to control your emotions so they don’t take control of you. If you recall, the purpose of these routines is to give your brain the perception of predictability and control because as soon as your brain loses these it senses threat and stress which weakens your confidence and strengthens your jitters and fears.

    Jun 29, 2022 Eventing News

    USEA President Max Corcoran Appointed USEF Eventing Elite Program and Team Facilitator

    On May 1, 2022, Max Corcoran was appointed as the Eventing Elite Program and Team Facilitator. In her role, Corcoran will support the areas of communication, logistics, and management of the teams for the Eventing Programs to deliver sustained success at World and Olympic Games level. As the Facilitator, she will work closely with the interim Chef d’Equipe/Team Manager, Bobby Costello, and eventing staff to build solid lines of communication with athletes, grooms, owners, coaches, veterinarians, and all stakeholders linked to the athletes and develop the structures around the Elite Program and senior U.S. Eventing Team.

    Jun 29, 2022 Education

    A Case for Warming Up (and How to Do It Correctly) with Kyle Carter

    Imagine: you are at the biggest sporting event of your life. The stakes are high, and you have spent countless hours preparing for it. However, you are expected to just show up and immediately perform. You cannot stretch or take a practice swing. You have no time to loosen up or sharpen your eye. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, right? Just like us, our horses need adequate time to warm up each day. A warmup is any preparation for work, and it is often the leading edge of that work. It is the small aid response that becomes the more advanced aid response.

    Jun 28, 2022 Hall of Fame

    Newest Invitation to USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame Extended to Trish Gilbert

    This year a new class will be joining the 47 eventing legends currently in the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Eventing Hall of Fame. Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor awarded within the sport of eventing in the United States. Those invited to join the USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame have truly made a difference in the sport of eventing. Hall of Fame members have included past Association presidents, volunteers, riders, founding fathers, course designers, officials, organizers, horses, horse owners, and coaches

    Official Corporate Sponsors of the USEA

    Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA

    Official Feed of the USEA

    Official Saddle of the USEA

    Official Real Estate Partner of the USEA

    Official Equine Insurance of the USEA

    Official Forage of the USEA

    Official Supplement Feeding System of the USEA

    Official Outerwear of the USEA

    Official Competition & Training Apparel of the USEA