2009 Varsity Equestrian National Championship Brackets Announced

The Varsity Equestrian Selection Committee has released the brackets for the 2009 Varsity Equestrian National Championship in Waco, Texas.

April 10, 2009 — Brackets for the Varsity Equestrian National Championship (VENC), to be held April 16-18 in Waco, Texas, were released April 9 by the Varsity Equestrian Selection Committee. The selection committee consists of coaches and administrators of universities sponsoring equestrian as well as a representative from the U.S. Equestrian Federation and the American Quarter Horse Association. Auburn (hunter seat) and Texas A&M (Western) received number one seeds for their respective divisions. Twelve teams for each of the two disciplines received invitations to the championship:

Individual competition for the four events (equitation over fences and flat and Western horsemanship and reining) increased for 4 individuals to 8 this year. Receiving number one seeds are Haylie Jayne (UGA, over fences), Megan Massaro (USC, flat), Tara Christiansen (TAMU, reining) and Caroline Gunn (TAMU, horsemanship).

INDIVIDUALS

Flat

1 – Massaro, USC

2 – Balis, OSU

3 – Babcock, USC

4 – C. Collingsworth, OSU

5 – Middleton, USC

6 – S. Collingsworth, OSU

7 – Cramer, UTM

8 – Jayne, UGA

ALT 1 – Lipman, UGA

ALT 2 – Zealy, TAMU

Fences

1 – Jayne, UGA

2 – Goldman, BU

3 – McAlary, AUB

4 – Brown, BU

5 – Scherholz, AUB

6 – Bourgeois, USC

7 – Cowperwait, UGA

8 – Blais, OSU

ALT 1 – Massaro, USC

ALT 2 – Cramer, UTM

Western Horsemanship

1 – Gunn, TAMU

2 – Chown, TCU

3 – Love, UGA

4 – Grossnickle, USC

5 – Freeman, KSU

6 – Chesley, NMSU

7 – Whitacre, OSU

8 – Orosz, BU

ALT 1 – Centa, SDSU

ALT 2 – Huffman, TCU

Reining

1 – Christiansen, TAMU

2 – Von Uhlit, TCU

3 – Monfore, AUB

4 – Chesley, NMSU

5 – Stewart, UGA

6 – Locker, UGA

7 – Eichstadt, UTM

8 – Parnell, OSU

ALT 1 – St. Hilaire, UGA

ALT 2 – Grant

Visit varsityequestrian.com for up-to-date results from the VENC.