The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) launched a redesign of its website, ihsainc.com, to provide visitors, members partner organizations and fans with a much–improved resource for relevant and easy-to-find information about the IHSA. The new website supports a brand refresh which kicked off with the introduction of the new brand identity in Feb. 2018.
The revamped site features an updated look with enhanced features, including easier navigation, updated information and more search options.
- The new website also includes:
Detailed information for college-bound riders
- How to join and start an IHSA team
- Newsletter sign-up for non-members
- A searchable calendar of all scheduled IHSA competitions
- Results of major championships
- A searchable list of the more than 400 participating colleges and universities by name, state, province and discipline
- Member resources with information for individual members, coaches and alumni
- Scholarship information
- Sponsor listings with links and more
In the News tab, users will find a new Featured Alumni page with fun information about fascinating and notable people who have competed as members of the IHSA. IHSA will contribute to the page often.
IHSA leadership thanks our 2018 photography interns, Lisa Giris (New York University, 2018) and Madison Dempster (St. Lawrence University, 2021), for their significant photographic contribution to the look and feel of the website. IHSA is also grateful to Al Cook Photography (alcookphoto.com), IHSA National Championship Horse Show official photographer and Diana DeRosa Photography for their contributions.
Patte Zumbrun, board member and secretary of the IHSA, project managed the effort, EQ Media provided overall concept, art direction and editorial and longtime vendor, Aardvark Web Design produced the site, which links the membership and show management system with the new front end. IHSA Second Vice President, Kelly Francfort oversaw the project.
“This is a great day for the IHSA,” said founder and executive director Bob Cacchione. “Our website now truly represents who we are while serving as a valuable resource for all our stakeholders.”
The IHSA was founded in 1967 by Robert Cacchione while he attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. The organization was established so that any full-time college student could participate in equestrian competition regardless of economic status, gender or riding level and offers Hunter Seat and Western competition at eight levels from Walk-Trot through Open divisions for both male and female college athletes. The IHSA emphasizes learning and sportsmanship and fosters teamwork. The organization has grown to include 400 member teams and 10,000 members encompassing 39 Regions, 8 Zones and 45 states and Canada. College or university teams, individuals, alumni and coaches may become members.
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