Georgia equestrian has two events at the No. 1 spot in the first set of event rankings, the National Collegiate Equestrian Association has announced.
Georgia’s Horsemanship and Reining squads have claimed the top spot in its perspective rankings with perfect 6-0 records after the fall portion of the schedule. The Bulldog Equitation Over Fences unit ranks second with a 4-1-1 record, while the Equitation on the Flat riders sit at No. 6 after going 3-3. Georgia equestrian as a whole is ranked as the No. 1 team in the country.
In the summer of 2017, the NCEA Board of Directors approved a change to the National Championship format which includes four event titles that will be included in the April 2018 NCEA National Championship. The event titles will be determined through a head-to-head bracket format in each of the four events that comprise a head-to-head in-season meet. The event rankings are determined by the NCEA Selection Committee and are released to the National Championship. The final set of rankings will be used to seed teams for the event title competitions in Waco, TX.
Event rankings are determined at each head-to-head competition based on a variety of data points (Win/Loss; Home/Away; Current Rank of Opponent). The event rankings may differ from the NCEA team rankings that are released every week throughout the season, as they are based solely on the results from the single event in the head-to-head meet.
The No. 1 Georgia equestrian team will return to action on February 3 when the Hunt Seat squad hosts Sweet Briar College. Both Western and Hunt Seat squads will compete against Auburn on February 10 at the UGA Equestrian Complex in Bishop.