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ANRC Equitation Championship held at SCAD Equestrian Center

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It's a big weekend for the Savannah College of Art and Design, as the school is playing host to a national equestrian event.

It's the 40th ANRC National Intercollegiate Equitation Championship, and it's the second time that SCAD has played host. Nearly a dozen schools are in Savannah this weekend competing.  

SCAD has won the title 11 times in the last 15 years, and this showcases it's program.

"Equestrian, it's an exciting sport, I think what's interesting is these other students here representing their universities, it's a matter of commanding a horse, an animal, and being able to jump, do some of the things that they do, riding over longs and seriously though, it is an athletic event," said Doug Wollenburg, SCAD Director of Athletics.  

"You know here, your equipment breathes, it thinks, it moves, it has a mind of it's own," said Patte Zumbrun, American National Riding Commission Chair. "It's just amazing to watch these magnificent animals, the students, it's a team competition, there's a lot of camaraderie, there's a lot of excitement and it's thrilling. It's thrilling to watch these animals galloping across the field like this."

There is a full slate of events on Saturday and Sunday at the complex on Highway 17 on the South Carolina side of the Savannah River. The event is free and open to the public.

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