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Varsity Equestrian Championships To Air On College Sports TV

The second Varsity Equestrian Championships, held April 18 at Texas A & M University’s Dick Freeman Arena in College Station Texas, will air on the College Sports TV (CSTV), July 3, at 8 pm (ET) and August 1, at 11 pm (ET).

Teams from several conferences battled for the Hunt Seat Team Championship, the Western Team Championship and the Overall Team Championship. This program, presented by the American Quarter Horse Association, will include clips from the Hunt Seat and Western competitions as well as interviews with riders and coaches from various attending schools.

Equestrian is a NCAA emerging sport by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and is offered at 13 Division I and six Division II colleges from coast to coast. The NCAA defines an emerging sport as: “a sport recognized by the NCAA that is intended to provide additional athletics opportunities to female student-athletes.” For more information about equestrian and the NCAA please contact Andrea Ice, Assistant Director, NGB Services, at 859-225-6977 or via email at

CSTV is the first 24-hour college sports network and features a wide array of men's and women's college sports from numerous athletic conferences. CSTV can be found on DIRECTV, Channel 610. Visit for more information.

USA Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian competition. As
the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation has over 80,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates who officiate at these shows.
The vision of USA Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian federation in the world.


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