Lynchburg, Va. -- University of Lynchburg athletics and head equestrian coach Justine Betzler are thrilled to announce the team's 2018-19 schedule.
This season starts an exciting new chapter for Lynchburg equestrian as the team will venture into the world of National Collegiate Equestrian Competition while also maintaining its championship-level Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association schedule. Lynchburg has three NCEA scrimmages set for this season with the possibility of adding more along the way. Nine regular-season IHSA events fill out the docket, including a pair of home events.
The NCEA era of equestrian at Lynchburg kicks off Friday, Sept. 21 with a scrimmage against Southern Methodist, a home event at the Harriet Howell Rogers Riding Center. The Hornets' other two NCEA events, Oct. 26 vs. South Carolina and Feb. 8 vs. Texas Christian, will also take place at home.
Lynchburg's IHSA slate begins Saturday, Oct. 13 at the University of Virginia, the first of four fall events. The team will wrap the fall season up Saturday, Nov. 10 with the autumn edition of the Lynchburg IHSA. That will start at 10 a.m. at the HHRRC.
The Hornets' spring season starts with another nearby event, the Randolph IHSA on Sunday, Feb. 10. Dates at Bridgewater and Hollins take up the following two weekends before Lynchburg heads home for another HHRRC-hosted event at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24.
Lynchburg will wrap up the regular season with a Saturday, March 23 date at UVa before heading back to Charlottesville the following day for IHSA Regional competition.
IHSA Zones competition is set for Saturday, April 6 in Charlottesville, and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference championships will be Saturday, April 13 at Bridgewater.
The IHSA national competition will begin May 1 in Syracuse, N.Y. The Hornets will look to send a rider to the championship show for the third-straight season in 2019.
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