Dover, Del. (Apr. 29, 2016) --- Another major achievement for the Delaware State equestrian team.

The National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) has announced this year’s top horses in collegiate equestrian and DSU’s “Calvin” made the list, marking a first in the history of the Hornet program.    

“Calvin,” a 12-year old gelding, is a Western quarter horse and a Top-10 in the nation in the Horsemanship category. He was donated to the university by a friend of the Hornet equestrian program.

Hornet All-American Brooke Moore was named Most Outstanding Horsemanship Performer after riding “Calvin” to victory against nationally-ranked South Carolina this season. Moore also rode the horse to a win over Georgia.

Also, DSU’s Abigail Buckwalter turned in a MOP performance aboard “Calvin” in the Hornets’ upset win over Southern Methodist University.    

The top ten horses were selected from each of the four events that the NCEA competes in – Reining, Horsemanship, Equitation on the Flat, and Equitation Over Fences.

The Delaware State equestrian team was nationally ranked for the first time in its history this season and was seeded ninth out of 12 schools in the 2016 NCEA National Championship.

Note – The horses below were not ranked 1-10. They are simply the top-10 horses in each of the four events.

NCEA TOP TEN HORSES - HORSEMANSHIP 
School             Name
USC                 Reggie
UGA                 Abner
OSU                 Hogan
BU                    Waylon
DSU                 Calvin
TAMU               Lexi
NMSU               Denton
UGA                 Whiz
AUB                 Beau
NMSU               Congo

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