May 30, 2021

Rise and Ride: The Final Day of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Championships

By Kim Beaudoin - USEA Staff
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The final day of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships has arrived! Here's a quick rundown of what you may need to know moving into today's final competition, and some helpful links to help you follow along with all of the action throughout the day.

Day 3 Recap:

Based in Ashland, Va., Randolph-Macon College is no stranger to competing at Championships. In 2017, Randolph-Macon finished eleventh on a scramble team, in 2018 Randolph-Macon finished tenth. They were absent at the 2019 Championships, but, this is their year to shine as they have two teams and strong scores going into tomorrow.

The leading team out of 27 other teams consists of Morgyn Johnson on Peter Parker GS in the CCI1*-L, Austin Skeens on What Gives also in the CCI1*-L, Holly Shade on Hang on Caitlyn in the Modified, and Sydney Guy on Renegade in the Beginner Novice.

Read the full recap here.

Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets Team rider Sydney Guy. USEA/Kim Beaudoin photo.

Meet the teams of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships! A total of 105 competitors, 15 schools, and 29 teams have competed here at the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships.

Prizes!

The awards ceremony will be unmounted this afternoon. The USEA will be providing ribbons in the undergraduate division for the top six teams, and ribbons for the top four teams in the graduate division. Every team member on the Champion and Reserve Champion winning teams in both divisions will also receive trophy plates for keepsake.

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FITS Riding will be providing $100 gift certificates for all members in the top three teams. They are also on-site this week, located close to the covered arena. Be sure to visit their booth and thank them for their support!

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About the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program
The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program was established in 2014 to provide a framework within 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. Many events across the country now offer Intercollegiate Team Challenges 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. Click here to learn more about the Intercollegiate Eventing Program.

The USEA would like to thank Saratoga Horseworks, Bates Saddles, FITS, World Equestrian Brands, EQuine AMerica Magazine, Revitavet, Kerrits, R&J Equine Unlimited, LLC, and US Equestrian for sponsoring the Intercollegiate Eventing Program.

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