Centenary College bested nine other teams to win the American National Riding Commission National Championship over the weekend at the college’s equestrian center in Long Valley.
The field included the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), which has won the championship title more than any school in the country.
At the same time, Centenary graduating senior Cody Wooten was the overall high-point individual rider nationally. He had unprecedented success, winning all three of the riding phases, as well as horsemanship quiz, which finished off the competition yesterday.
He rode Fortune, a mare donated by John Yozell, one of Havens Schatts’ clients.
In addition, Centenary’s novice team took the reserve championship in that division behind SCAD. Another Centenary graduating senior, Phillip Williamson, took home the reserve championship individual rider honors in the novice section..
Centenary is now gearing up to host the Intercollegiate Dressage Association National Finals this coming weekend, April 23- 24. The public is welcome to attend at no charge at the equestrian center, 12-56 Califon Road.
The IDA, the dressage equivalent of the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association, includes such far-flung schools as Stanford University in California, the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada and the University of Kentucky. Competition will run from approximately 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day.