/PRNewswire/ -- The Savannah College of Art and Design will host the 2011 ANRC (American National Riding Commission) Intercollegiate Equitation Championship from Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17 at the school's equestrian center, the Ronald C. Warranch Equestrian Center, Highway 17, 3650 Speedway Blvd., Hardeeville, South Carolina. Admission to select events is free and open to the public.
The ANRC Intercollegiate Equitation Championship is a national championship where colleges showcase their most talented riders in a team competition judged and scored on both a written test and riding skills. Among the almost twenty schools scheduled to join SCAD in the competition are Virginia Intermont, Goucher College (MD), Centenary College (NJ), Georgia Southern, Otterbein College (OH) and Sweet Briar College (VA). Awards will be presented to both school and individual champions.
The first of three riding phases consists of the dressage sportif, the guiding of the horse through a series of complex maneuvers by slight movements of the rider's hands, legs and weight. The second phase is an equitation round over fences; and the final phase is the hunter trials phase which takes place over fences in the open field.
This is the first time SCAD has hosted this 34-year-old competition. SCAD has taken home the championship title six times in the past eight years, and has won the competition for the past three years.
Spectators are welcome Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The schedule is as follows:
* Friday, April 15: Dressage sportif demonstration and competition.
* Saturday, April 16: Dressage sportif demonstration and competition.
* Sunday, April 17: Medal round phase over fences, hunter trials phase and award presentation.
There will be bleachers available for spectators to watch the competition. Food and drink will be available for purchase from Krusin Krepes.
For more information, call 912.344.6750.
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