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NCEA National Championship Information

Updated: Aug 8, 2023

About the Championship

The 2022 NCEA National Championship will be April 14-16, 2022 at the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Fla., hosted by Auburn University. The top eight teams in the country will compete for the NCEA National Championship Dual Discipline Team Title and four teams will compete for the NCEA National Championship Single Discipline Team title.

For more information about the World Equestrian Center please visit

Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 14, 2022: Quarterfinals

Session 1 (Brackets DDA & DDB)

8:30 AM Dual Fences Arena 3

Dual Horsemanship Arena 5

10:05 AM Dual Flat Arena 3

10:15 AM Dual Reining Arena 5

Session 2 (Brackets DDC & DDD)

2:30 PM Dual Fences Arena 3

Dual Horsemanship Arena 5

4:05 PM Dual Flat Arena 3

4:15 PM Dual Reining Arena 5

Friday, April 15, 2022: Semifinals

Session 1 (Brackets SDA & SDB)

9:00 AM Single Fences Arena 3

10:20 AM Single Flat Arena 3

Session 2 (Brackets DDE & DDF)

2:00 PM Dual Fences Arena 3

Dual Horsemanship Arena 5

3:35 PM Dual Flat Arena 3

3:45 PM Dual Reining Arena 5

Saturday, April 16, 2022: Championship

Session 1 (Bracket SDC)

9:00 AM Single Fences Arena 3

10:15 AM Single Flat Arena 3

11:25 AM Champion Crowned

Session 2 (Bracket DDG)

12:00 PM Dual Reining Arena 5

1:25 PM Dual Flat Arena 3

1:35 PM Dual Horsemanship Arena 5

2:50 PM Dual Fences Arena 3

4:00 PM Champion Crowned

4:15 PM Awards Ceremony

NCEA Golf Classic

The NCEA will be hosting a golf tournament to benefit the Championship on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at the Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club. Registration for teams of four players is $1,500 and registration for a single player is $375. Hole sponsorships are also available for $100. Teams are limited so secure your spot soon:

For more information about Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club please visit

Premium Club Seating

The NCEA will host premium club seating in both competition arenas. The spaces will provide access to food, beverages, and a reserved viewing area. The premium seating spaces will be open during competition hours. Tickets are $400 for Thursday-Saturday or $150 for Saturday only. Purchase a ticket HERE.

Silent Auction

The NCEA will be hosting an online silent auction leading up to and during the National Championship. For information on how to donate an item for the Silent Auction please contact Nikki Schultz (, 414-587-7227). The silent auction will open on April 5 at 10 a.m. EST and run until 12 p.m. EST on Saturday, April 16, 2022. Visit to view the silent auction.

Vendor Ally

The NCEA is excited to host vendors throughout the National Championship event. Vendor Alley will be located in Arena 3. There will be limited vendor space in Arena 5 upon request. Each vendor will have a 10’ x 20’ space with one table and two chairs. Additional tables and chairs can be ordered on the vendor request form. A vendor space for Thursday-Saturday is $400. The vendor request form can be found at

Championship Program Sponsors

Program sponsors are available for the 2022 National Championship Digital Program. The program will be available through the NCEA website as well as via QR codes placed around the facility during the National Championship Event. Information regarding program sponsors can be found

Live Stream

The NCEA is excited to welcome back Horse & Country as the live stream provider for the National Championship. H&C is the leading equestrian sports and lifestyle network reaching over 40 million households through its network of pay-TV and digital channels. For more information about H&C please visit

Sponsorship Opportunities

The NCEA offers a wide range of sponsorship opportunities. We would enjoy visiting with you to determine the most effective exposure for your company and your products. For more information, please contact: Lindsay Jabkiewicz (

About NCEA

In 1998, Equestrian was identified and adopted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Committee on Women’s Athletics (CWA) as an emerging sport for women at the Division I and II levels. Currently, there are 16 Division I and four Division II programs sponsoring equestrian.

The National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA), a non-profit corporation, was created as a governing body to advance the sport of equestrian. The NCEA is responsible for the development and administration of equestrian rules and guidelines. Equestrian is subject to all NCAA policies and procedures in the same manner as other sports.

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