Jan. 19, 2012
Junior Taylor Brown and senior Lisa Goldman will represent Baylor at the Winter Equestrian Festival on Feb. 10 in the International Arena of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Fla.
Brown, undefeated this season in Flat, will represent the Bears in that discipline, while Goldman, undefeated in Fences, will participate in her specialty.
The he tournament will be run in the NCEA head to head, bracketed format with sixteen top collegiate riders from all over the country. Riders will compete over an equitation course with heights up to 3'6". Competition will start at 2 pm with all sixteen riders in the Preliminary Round. The eight winners will qualify for the finals in the evening, and the remaining eight will compete in a consolation bracket immediately following the Preliminary Round. The horses will be on loan from local professionals and unfamiliar to the riders. The winner of the Consolation Bracket will receive a trophy donated by Pierre and Martha Jolicoeur and the Champion will be presented a trophy sponsored by the South Florida Hunter Jumper Association. The competition will also expand this year to include a four rider equitation on the flat tournament that will be run during the finals.