NMSU's Lang to Compete at 2012 Winter Equestrian Festival

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 9:57pm

Senior Hunter Seat rider Amy Lang will represent New Mexico State this coming weekend at the 3rd Annual Collegiate Equitation Challenge to be held at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla., on Feb. 10 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

The challenge will be run in the National Collegiate Equestrian Association 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-feet 6-inches. Competition will start at 12:00 p.m. (MT) with all sixteen riders in the preliminary round. The eight winners will qualify for the finals in the evening, which begin at 5 p.m. (MT), and the remaining eight will compete in a consolation bracket immediately following the preliminary round.

Lang has a record of 11-1 this season in Equitation over Fences. She was recently named the Hunter Seat January Student-Athlete of the Month by the National Collegiate Equestrian Association.

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