Collegiate Riding

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Inside Look: 2011 Tournament of Champions PreSeason Classic at Otterbein University

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

2010 College Prep Invitational

A Taste Of Collegiate Riding With The College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show

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

An Overview of Varsity Equestrian Competition

Brush up on the current NCAA varsity equestrian competition format.

Could You Make the Grade on a College Team?

Texas Christian University Coach Gary Reynolds offers tips for riders who have their sights set on riding for a college equestrian team.

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Riding through College Blog

Take a behind-the-scenes look at intercollegiate riding with Delaware Valley College freshman Sara Gumbiner in her Riding through College blog.

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Top IHSA Coach Shares Training Program

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.

The Hollins University Experience

Sometimes you just know when you've found your perfect college. Jennifer Champagne explains why the horses and people at Hollins University made it her No. 1 choice.

Balancing Horse Shows and College Schoolwork

Balancing intercollegiate and USA Equestrian horse shows with schoolwork can be a difficult task. Jordan Siegel describes how she stays steady at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Collegiate Showing Reaps Great Rewards

Together Cazenovia College Equestrian Team members discover their competitive spirits, find sources of inspiration and explore their passion and love for horses.

The 2003 Nazareth College Equestrian Team | Courtesy of Mary VanKeuren

Nazareth College Hosts First IHSA Show

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.

Zone 9: UWET is in the Hunt

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.

Beth Yap who rode in the Cacchione Cup 3 times while at Fairfield |

Zone 3: Fairfield ?Better Every Year'

In November 2002, the Fairfield Equestrian Team found itself holding a commanding 25-point lead going into Fairfield's home show, the last of the season. USRiding.com/IHSA.com Intern Margot Sanger-Katz tells the story of the team's success.

Zone 5: Vanderbilt Vaults to Equestrian Team Success

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.

The Cavalry Rides Again in IHSA

At the United States Military Academy at West Point, cadets who join the equestrian team follow the tradition of leaders including Army generals Ulysses S. Grant, George A. Custer and George S. Patton.

Working Together for IHSA in Washington State

Washington State University works with its state rival, the University of Washington, to host IHSA horse shows and advance each other's team goals.

IHSA: Riding Both Western and English

An Ohio State University Equestrian Team member interviews two students who compete in Western and English events in IHSA team competition.

Choosing to Ride at College

One of the main criteria in this Dartmouth College junior's choice of college was the presence of a school equestrian team. Here, she explains why she made the right decision, choosing to ride in college.

Hands-on Training at Virginia Intermont

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.

Western Teams: IHSA Coaches' Advice

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.

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A College Degree in Back Country Horsemanship

Ohio's Hocking College offers an unusual degree that prepares students for riding careers at dude ranches or with wilderness outfitters.

Test Yourself: Cacchione IHSA Flat Phase Test

Can you ride the Cacchione Flat Phase Test? IHSA riders have to do it on an unfamiliar horse!

History of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association

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."