Dover, Del. (Apr. 7, 2017) --- Another major achievement for Delaware’s State equestrian program.

The National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) has announced this year’s top horses in collegiate equestrian and DSU’s “Calvin” has made the list for the second year in a row.     

“Calvin,” a 13-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.

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 selection of Calvin as a Top 10 horse is the latest accomplishment for the Delaware State equestrian team. The Hornets will compete in next week’s National Collegiate Equestrian Association championship tournament in Waco, Tex., after capturing the 2017 United Equestrian Conference title for the first time in team history last month.

Delaware State head coach Jen Ridgley was named 2017 United Equestrian Conference Co-Coach of the Year. She won the award for the first time in 2016.     

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

Name (Registered Name), School
Bo, Auburn
Capistrano, Baylor
Mojo, Baylor|
Gracie (Good Night Gracie), Fresno State
Princeton, Georgia
Carerra, SMU
Charm (Charmed), SMU
Spencer, SMU
Mango, South Carolina
Vivaldi, Texas A&M

Name (Registered Name), School
Calvin, Auburn
Vinnie, Auburn
Ariado, Baylor
Capistrano, Baylor
Palma, Baylor
CJ, Georgia
Grady, Georgia
Cassie, SMU
Limelight, SMU
Angelo, Texas A&M

Name (Registered Name), School
Garth (I’m Cashin’ The Chex), Baylor
Jetta (Krysum on the Rocks), Baylor
Calvin (Premiere Invitation), Delaware State
Abner (I Be Packin’ Iron), Georgia
Blaze (Too Hot for Words), New Mexico State
Congo (Farside of the Sky), New Mexico State
Fred (Ok I’m Hot), Oklahoma State
Hogan (Just Gotta), Oklahoma State
Reggie (Here’s My Number), South Carolina
Lexi (Huntin’ a Sunrise), Texas A&M

Name (Registered Name), School
CJ (Hollywood), Fresno State
Pep (A Hollywood Pep), Fresno State
Tuffy (Tuffy’s Dixie), Fresno State
Banjo (Banjo’s Remedy), Georgia
Gunny (Windchester Gun), New Mexico State
Boss (Wimpy’s Little Boss), Oklahoma State
Dillon (Nic R Jac), Oklahoma State
Mo (Gonnabearevolution), SMU
Stewie (Shinin’ My Gun), SMU
Reno (Reno Pep), TCU

Delaware State equestrian