The 2022 TheraPlate Intercollegiate Dressage National Championships begin in Lexington, Virginia, this Friday, April 22nd. This year, twelve schools will be going head to head to earn the title of National Champion, while 23 schools will put their school spirit to the test for a chance to win the highly coveted KTB Creative Group Spirit Award.
Region A & B
After a first-place win at their final show in early April, the Johnson & Wales Equestrian IDA team secured their title of Northeast Regional Team Champions and qualified to compete at the National Championships. This weekend the representing squad will consist of Claire Decker, Juliana Marchetti, Brenna Stephens, and Grace Dolans.
Mount Holyoke College qualified for Nationals earlier this month as Reserve Team Champions of their region. This weekend, they will send Carlie Poworoznek, Kathryn Seery, Madigan Stichter, and Madison Hurley to compete.
With a long history as Regional Team Champions from 2015 to 2019, Centenary University has done it again! Riding for Centenary University this weekend is Sophia Wayner, Morgan Chedister, Isabella Nye, and Jodie Miller.
After a marathon couple of weeks that included placing third at Delaware Valley University and second at the Centenary University competition, Penn State Dressage finished second in their region and are represented by riders Olivia Kerr, Morgan Prichard, Katrina Cole, and Olivia Dunshee this weekend.
Region D & E
Started in 2008, the dressage team at Miami University of Ohio attends 4-5 Regional IDA shows a year. As Regional Team Champions, this year’s team at the National Championships will consist of Hallie Goss, Sami Scigouski, Isabel Tuckett, and Eva Fritsch.
The Otterbein University dressage team won the title of IDA National Champions in 2019 and are back this year with riders Valerie Golden, Jenna McPeek, Lily Syah, and Isabella Coburn to defend their title.
The Emory & Henry College dressage team has a long history of success at the National Championships, including wins in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018. This year’s team consists of Lindsay Shaw, Sofia Inchausti, Makayla Williams, and Rebecca Pagnini.
The University of Virginia dressage team won Reserve Champion in their region after placing second at their final show of the season. This weekend, the team will send Elena Carrion, Taya Lorenz, Annalise Eaton, and Scout Bale to compete.
After claiming High Point Team at Wake Forest University in their final show of the season, Averett University became Region I’s Team Champions. The Averett University team for the 2022 National Championship Competition consists of Elizaveta Anikeeva, Annie Morgan, Breanna Gemmel, and Elizabeth Arquiett.
St. Andrews University dressage team placed reserve champion in their region after another successful season. This weekend, Amy Abromovich, Jessie Sprague, Lyndsey Cavanaugh, and Alexis Grimes will be riding for the University to try to win the title of National Champion.
University of Florida’s dressage team has been ramping up all season with an impressive list of accomplishments at their last two shows of the season. Additionally, every single regional champion from Region J was a University of Florida rider! Ashley Sanders, Katie Szewczyk, Gabriella Winkler, and Alex Cooper will be representing their team this weekend.
Filling in the Wildcard slot, the University of New Hampshire will be competing with riders Mackenzie Hill, Caroline Fernald, Sarah Lombardi, and Emily Sandler.
Individual riders will represent the following schools:
First Level Qualifiers
Elizaveeta Anikeeva- Averett University
Ashley Sanders- University of Florida
Valerie Golden- Otterbein University
Sarah Bradbury- Lake Erie College
Amy Abramovich- St. Andrews University
Sophia Wayner- Centenary University
Elizabeth Kness-Rutgers University
Lindsay Shaw- Emory & Henry College
Elena Carrion-University of Virginia
Claire Decker- Johnson & Wales University
Kathryn Channing- Johnson & Wales University
Leonhard Zenneck- Emory & Henry University
Upper Training Level Qualifiers
Annie Morgan- Averett University
Katie Szewczyk- University of Florida
Katie Zufall- University of Findlay
Sami Scigouski- Miami University of Ohio
Jessie Sprague- St. Andrews University
Morgan Chedister- Centenary University
Erin Feiner- Cazenovia College
Sophia Inchausti- Emory & Henry College
Nicole Chapman-Virginia Tech
Kathrine Seery- Mount Holyoke College
Juliana Marchetti- Johnson & Wales University
Michael Tichy- Centenary University
Lower Training Level Qualifiers
Breanna Gemmel- Averett University
Gabriella Winkler- University of Florida
Isabel Tuckett- Miami University
Katie Wegman-Otterbein University
Lyndsey Cavanaugh- St. Andrews University
Isabella Nye- Centenary University
Katrina Cole- Penn State University
Makalyn Williams- Emory & Henry College
Annalise Eaton-University of Virginia
Brenna Stephens- Johnson & Wales University
Anna Murphy- University of Massachusetts
Rebecca Matthews- Centenary University
Introductory Level Qualifiers
Eva Fritsch-Miami University
Isabelle Coburn- Otterbein University
Alexis Grimes- St. Andrews University
Abbigale Callahan-St. Andrews University
Georgia Comer- Wesleyan College
Jodie Miller- Centenary University
Delaney Lindquist- Cazenovia College
Scout Bale- University of Virginia
Rebecca Pagnini-Emory & Henry College
Emily Sandler- University of New Hampshire
Maddie Hurley- Mount Holyoke College
Olivia Pagano- Johnson & Wales University
Georgia Comer- Wesleyan College
Dressage Seat Equitation riders will represent the following schools:
Anna Lawrence- Wake Forest University
Emily Steffen- University of Florida
Hannah Frantz-Florida State University
Devin Dolan-NC State University
Eliza Merritt- Appalachian State University
Ava Harry- Emory & Henry College
Upper Training Level
Sarah Walton-Lake Erie College
Caroline Williams-Miami University of Ohio
Lauren Hill-University of Virginia
Katherine Edwards- St. Andrews University
Talia Brooks- NC State University
Deborah Young-University of Findlay
Lower Training Level
Julia Junker-Wake Forest University
Mia Hughes- Averett University
Makenna Owens-University of Florida
Olivia Moreland- Florida State University
Kyla Long- University of Findlay
Taoni Hickey-Otterbein University
Elizabeth Parker- Virginia Tech
Lina Prillaman- Emory & Henry College
Meilyn Norman-Wake Forest University
Elyse Kenney- Averett University
Leah Hopson-University of Florida
Aubrey Dickens-Otterbein University
Kaylee Horton-Lake Erie College
Riley Childress- Virginia Tech
Elizabeth Mudlaff- Emory & Henry College
Bridget Dale- NC State University
The 2022 TheraPlate Intercollegiate Dressage Championships will occur April 22nd-24th, 2022, at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia. For more information on IDA Nationals, click here.