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Intermont Equestrian To Begin Championship Season This Weekend

Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry College

BRISTOL, Va. – The Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry College teams will compete in a trio of national championship shows over the next four weekends. The program currently boasts 19 team national titles and 32 individual championships.

The Schedule
- 41st Annual ANRC National Intercollegiate Equitation Championship
           Herndon, Virginia
           Friday, April 13-Sunday, April 15
           hosted by Frying Pan Farm Park
- 2018 IDA National Championships
           Mentor, Ohio
           Friday, April 27-Sunday, April 29
           hosted by Lake Erie College
- 2018 IHSA National Finals
           Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
           Thursday, May 3-Sunday, May 6
           hosted by Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex

American National Riding Commission
The ANRC Intercollegiate Equitation Championship will be hosted by Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, Virginia. The championship is divided into National and Novice Levels and consists of four different sections across three days. ANRC is different from the other championships in that the horses come from the participating schools instead of via blind draw.

Day one consists of the Novice Derby Phase and Program Ride.  The second day will begin with the National Program Ride and continue with the Derby Phase. The Written Phase will take place on the evening of day two. Schedueld for the third day is the Medal Phase for both the National and Novice divisions. The top two scores for each team are counted and the sections are weighted in the following manner: Written (5%), Derby (30%), Medal (30%) and Program Ride (35%).

Competing at the National Division for Emory & Henry are:

    Rider   Horse
National Division   Bobbie Jo Adsit   Picasso
      So./Montpelier, Va.    
    Francisco Caba-Guil   Cruise
      Jr./Almería, SPAIN    
    Jane Mikusa   Scout
      Sr./Crystal Lake, Ill.    


Novice Division riders for E&H include:

    Rider   Horse
Novice Division   Maddie Bonner   Kirby
      So./Powhatan, Va.    
    Odessa Thacker   Sunny
      Sr./Yorktown, Va.    

Intercollegiate Dressage Association
The IDA National Championships will be held at Lake Erie College's George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center in Mentor, Ohio. The championship will be split in three parts, the quiz challenge, individual championship and team championship which will be contested on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday respectively.

E&H's representative for the quiz challenge will be senior Odessa Thacker (Yorktown, Va.).

Emory & Henry will have four riders competing on individual day. The Wasps won the Region H Championship in three of the four individual levels, earning automatic qualification for nationals. E&H also one rider finish as the reserve champion and based on the IDA Wild Card tiebreaker will compete at the national show.

Emory & Henry's individual riders, who will also comprise the team which will compete for its fourth IDA Championship in the last five years are:

First Level   Eliza Ginn    
      Jr./Alpharetta, Ga.    
Upper Training Level   Cassandra Oliver    
      So./Charlotte, Vt.    
Lower Training Level   Bobbie Jo Adsit    
      So./Montpelier, Va.    
Introductory Level   Delaney Dunne    
      Fr./Kingsport, Tenn.    

Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association
After two years in Kentucky, the IHSA National Finals will be contested at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The championship will see competition scattered over four days with one individual rider for E&H competing on Thursday, May 3.

Emory & Henry has one individual who will compete in two different disciplines:

Intermediate Equitation on the Flat   Bobbie Jo Adsit    
      So./Montpelier, Va.    
Novice Equitation Over Fences
  Bobbie Jo Adsit    
      So./Montpelier, Va.