National Capital Equitation League (NCEL)
Waredaca is pleased to offer a competitive experience for intermediate riders in the National Capital Equitation League (NCEL). The purpose of the league is to promote and foster team spirit while developing individual riders'skills.
Each junior rider competes in a flat class and two over fences classes similar to the intercollegiate league thereby preparing them for competition at the college level. Riders compete in round robin series of events at different area barns throughout Maryland and Virginia. At each show the competitors draw their horses provided by the hosting barn. They are then given a two-minute warm up prior to being judged. It's a true test of the rider's abilities to get on an unfamiliar horse and compete either on the flat or over a course of fences. The rider's accumulate points for themselves as individuals as well as points for their team. At the end of the season there is a league wide grand finale horse show with each team bringing their best mounts.
The coach for our team is Celeste McGee, who is also the President of NCEL. Our riders consist of Sydney Anchor, Sarah Gitterman, Brittany Homick, Emily MacMillan, Lainey Reed, Victoria Sheil, Anna Shelokova, Sophia Shroeder, and Rachel Terry. The majority of our riders have been together as a team for many years and are very proud to be representing Team Waredaca! Look for additional pictures and news about their show season on the new bulletin board outside the observation room.
If you are interested in finding out more information about the team, please call the office at 301-570-4191 and ask for Celeste. Limited spots are available for next year.