Media Alert: Apply For Credentials For IHSA National Championship Horse Show

The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) is excited to announce that competition has resumed to normal levels of participation, with more than regular season shows completed so far this academic year. The IHSA National Championship Horse Show is returning after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. The much-missed championship event will be held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg May 5-8, 2022.

“We’ve had a great season back after a tough two years,” said Peter Cashman, IHSA executive director. “Everyone is excited for Nationals.”

As in previous years, IHSA Nationals officials include some of the most respected professionals in the hunter seat and Western disciplines. Judges for this year’s competition include Gretchen Mathes and Allen Mitchels for Western divisions and Todd Karn alongside Tom Brennan for the hunter seat divisions.

What: IHSA National Championship Horse Show

When: May 5-8, 2022

Where: Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, Harrisburg, PA

Apply for credentials here.

The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) welcomes all genders at a range of riding levels and offers individual and team competition in hunter seat equitation, Western horsemanship, ranch riding and reining at more than 400 member colleges and universities. Membership in IHSA means that college students can participate in horse shows regardless of their experience or financial status. Students compete from beginner through advanced with suitable, provided horses, eliminating the expense of horse ownership.

Founded in 1967 by Bob Cacchione, it is the oldest and largest intercollegiate equestrian organization with 10,000 members in 47 states and Canada. IHSA college and university team participation is represented through a variety of programs, including varsity athletics, academic departments and club sports. IHSA offers valuable hands-on experience and professional development in multiple facets of the equine industry. Many IHSA teams participate in service projects, giving back to their communities. Through the IHSA, students enhance their college experience and develop the tools that help build successful careers.

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Media Contact:
Carrie Wirth
EQ Media