As a sophomore member of the Otterbein University collegiate equestrian team, it was my job, along with the rest of my non-competing teammates to help manage the 2011 Tournament of Champions PreSeason Classic. Otterbein University had the privilege of hosting this prestigious show, where 20 collegiate equestrian teams from around the country competed for the championship title. On Saturday, Sept. 24, schools including arrived at Otterbein University"s Center for Equine Studies ready to ride
Young riders got a chance to experience collegiate riding at the College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. The Open Equitation flat class kicked off the inaugural three-day College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida, in mid-January. In addition to the riders, representatives from 16 colleges and universities attended the College Preparatory Invitational
The new Ohio State University equestrian team coach Lori Cramer, who coached University of Findlay (Ohio) Intercollegiate Horse Show Association riders to a national championship in 2001, explains how she teaches her riders to compete on unfamiliar horses.
Thanks to months of preparation and careful planning, the Nazareth College Equestrian Team hosted its first Intercollegiate Horse Show Association show in the fall of 2003. Team member Emily Garvilla shares the experience from brainstorming sessions to show day.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Equestrian Team has become a major player in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. Team members attribute their success to camaraderie and team spirit. USRiding.com/IHSA.com Intern, Jennifer Niemeier reports for EquiSearch.
The fledgling Vanderbilt Equestrian Team has grown from 12 team members to 45, and they have already proved themselves a force to be reckoned with in Zone 5. USRiding.com/IHSA.com Intern Mawghan McCabe reports for EquiSearch.
At Virginia Intermont College, showing on the college team is fun, but the real emphasis is on the school's excellent curriculum combining liberal arts courses with real-life vocational training designed to prepare students for careers in the horse industry.
Are you looking for a college that participates in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, but aren't sure where to begin? Here's some advice from IHSA coaches to consider before planning your school visits. A tie in to the December 2002 issue of Horse & Rider.
The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association was born from Robert Cacchione's desire to create "something to make riding affordable for others at the college level."