Herndon, VA — The American National Riding Commission 2019 National Championship competition will be available via live stream on the newly-launched The Plaid Horse Network. The event will be held April 12-14 at Frying Pan Park in Herndon, Virginia.
The Plaid Horse Network is an affiliate of The Plaid Horse Magazine, and is a hub for equestrian video content. The site features live streams of a variety of equestrian events, including National Steeplechase Association sanctioned race meets, the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, and other upcoming clinics and events; along with clinics, breed-specific video catalogues, a range of disciplines, and a continuously expanding menu of offerings.
The ANRC is an invitational competition for collegiate and junior teams who are members of the ANRC. The competitors are judged on equitation and the practice of good horsemanship, including three rounds of jumping and a written test based on riding theory and stable management.
“This unique competition is a platform for exhibitors to apply what they have learned about the American system of forward riding,” says Patte Zumbrun, ANRC chair. “Riders demonstrate how a correct position and proficient use of aids relate to the horse’s forward balance and natural way of going: an important concept that ANRC promotes.”
Established in 2006, the ANRC is founded on the riding principles of Captain Vladimir Littauer, who came to the United States in the 1930s and established an influential riding school. He is still celebrated for his timeless book, Commonsense Horsemanship, and his principles are put in practice by American greats including George Morris, Bernie Traurig, Joe Fargis, and Lendon Gray.