Recognition / May 15, 2014

Equestrian Teams Complete Banner Year

SCAD’s equestrian team completed a successful competition year with a top four finish at the 2014 IHSA National Championship in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania competing against 16 other universities for the esteemed national title.Throughout the 2013-14 season, the team has achieved a significant number of outstanding awards, giving the national titleholders a leg up on the competition.

SCAD equestrian took home top honors in the following tournaments and qualified for prestigious annual championships:

  • Champion Team at the Pre-Season Tournament of Champions
  • 8th Place Team at the Holiday Tournament of Champions
  • Champion Team at the Winter Tournament of Champions
  • 2013-14 Overall Tournament of Champions Champion Team
  • Champion Team at six Region 5 Zone 5 shows
  • Reserve Champion Team at two Region 5 Zone 5 shows
  • Region 5 Zone 5 Overall Champion Team
  • Zone 5 Champion Team
  • 12 individuals qualified for IHSA regional championships
  • Four individuals qualified for IHSA zone championships
  • One individual qualified for IHSA national championships

In addition, the team claimed the following titles:

  • 2014 American National Riding Commission National Champion Team
  • 2014 ANRC Reserve Champion Novice Team

SCAD staff and riders also earned distinguished honors, including:

  • Eddie Federwisch, director of equestrian studies, 2014 IHSA Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Ryan Genn, B.F.A. equestrian studies student, 2014 ANRC High Point National Rider
  • Michael Kocher, B.F.A. sound design student, 2014 ANRC Reserve High Point Rider; Region 5 Zone 5 Cacchione Cup Champion Rider (top 5 finish at national finals); and Equestrian Coach Achievement of Excellence Award at IHSA Nationals
  • Lindsay Baker, B.F.A. equestrian studies student, 2014 ANRC High Point Novice Rider

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