Ocala, FL –World Equestrian Center – Ocala is pleased to announce that the facility has been chosen as host venue for the 2022, 2023 and 2024 National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) National Championships.
The championships are set to take place at World Equestrian Center – Ocala on April 14-16, 2022, April 2023 and April 2024. This year’s event will feature a Dual Discipline Team Championship and a Single Discipline Team Championship. Dual discipline teams will compete with both the jumping seat and western disciplines. Single discipline teams will compete with just the jumping seat discipline.
“We’re thrilled to bring the NCEA Championships to World Equestrian Center – Ocala,” said Roby Roberts. “Team competition at the collegiate level truly brings young athletes together in our sport and paves the way for future stars.”
The NCEA is composed of 19 teams of female student-athletes from colleges and universities across the nation. Auburn University will be the host institution for the 2022 NCEA National Championship. Only eight dual discipline-schools will qualify for the championship, with four single-discipline teams invitations extended as well.
“The NCEA is excited to work with the outstanding staff at the World Equestrian Center to plan for the 2022 NCEA National Championship,” said Dr. Leah Fiorentino, NCEA Executive Director. “We look forward to our student-athletes competing for a national title at one of the premiere equestrian facilities in the US and we are grateful to the Roberts family for the warm welcome as our host. I am sure our student-athletes and equine-athletes will have a memorable experience in Ocala in April 2022.”
About the Competition
Held in an exciting bracket format, the top eight teams in the country will compete for the NCEA National Championship Dual Discipline Team Title and four teams will compete for the NCEA National Championship Single Discipline Team title. Each team will compete head-to-head with five riders in each of the Events: Fences and Flat for the Jumping Seat events and Reining and Horsemanship for the Western events. The team that receives the most points (20 possible points available for each matchup in dual discipline and 10 possible points in single discipline) will advance to the next day. The team competition begins on Thursday with the dual discipline quarterfinals. Friday fans will be able to watch the semifinals in both the dual discipline bracket and single discipline bracket. The conclusion of the event runs on Championship Saturday.
The NCEA National Championship will be live streamed on Horse & Country TV. Visit www.horseandcountry.tv to tune in!
About the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA)
The National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA), a non-profit corporation, was created as a governing body to advance the sport of Equestrian for women at the collegiate level. In 1998, Equestrian was identified and adopted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Committee of Women’s Athletics (CWA) as an emerging sport for women at the Division I and II levels. The NCEA, in concert with the mission and vision of the NCAA, is committed to providing collegiate opportunities for female equestrian student-athletes to compete at the highest level,
About World Equestrian Center
World Equestrian Center features two premiere multidisciplinary horse show venues located in Wilmington, Ohio, and Ocala, Florida.
The Wilmington, Ohio, facility includes more than 200,000 square feet of climate-controlled indoor riding space and features premium footing, permanent stabling and on-site accommodations.
World Equestrian Center – Ocala, Florida, provides world-class equestrian competition in all disciplines and equestrian-inspired country club living adjacent to the fabulous Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club.
Dedicated to offering great sport and good fun in a family-friendly environment, World Equestrian Center promises their exhibitors a horse show experience built on three core values: Quality. Class. Distinction.
For more information, please visit wec.net.