Feb. 5, 2013
WELLINGTON, Fla. -
For the second-consecutive year, Auburn Equestrian Hunt Seat rider Jennifer Waxman has been selected to participate in the fourth-annual Collegiate Equitation Challenge as part of the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla.
The event will begin Friday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m. CT, and the finals of the event will be held 6 p.m. CT in the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.
"We are really happy to be heading back down to Wellington this year for the Collegiate Equitation Challenge," Auburn head coach Greg Williams said. "Jen has been riding very well all year and pulled in wins this past weekend in Fresno. She should make a great showing for Auburn this weekend."
A native of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Waxman is 6-0 on the season in Equitation Over Fences and is averaging a score of 82.17 with two Most Outstanding Player awards.
As a sophomore, Waxman finished the season with a record of 9-5-1 with one MOP award. She was named a first-team Academic Honoree, and was an honorable mention All-American in Equitation Over Fences.
The event will be conducted utilizing the NCEA head-to-head bracketed format with the 16 top collegiate riders from across the country. The eight winners of the preliminary round competitions will qualify for the finals of the event, while the remaining eight riders will contest a consolation bracket immediately following the preliminary round. The horses will be on loan from local professionals and unfamiliar to the riders.
For coverage and updates from the Collegiate Equitation Challenge, follow the National Collegiate Equestrian Association on Twitter at @NCEA_Equestrian, and follow Auburn Equestrian at @aubequestrian.