Calling all college-bound equestrian enthusiasts of all riding levels and their parents! The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) invites you to visit our booth in the Better Living Building No. 917 at Equine Affaire in Springfield, Massachusetts, Nov. 9-12. Learn everything about the IHSA and collegiate competition. Find out which colleges and universities host IHSA teams and how to start an IHSA team. Meet with many of the colleges and universities that will be onsite and participate in a college scavenger hunt.
The IHSA offers hunter seat competition on the flat and over fences and Western horsemanship, ranch riding and reining. Divisions range from beginner to advanced in a welcoming and inclusive environment.
Join us Thursday, Nov. 9 from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. in the Young Arena for “Collegiate Riding and Competing: The Ultimate Catch Ride,” a seminar and Q&A session with hunter seat and Western demonstrations led by Mount Holyoke Director of Intercollegiate Coaching and Varsity Hunt Seat Team Coach C.J. Law and Mount Holyoke Head Western Coach Kelli Wainscott.
ABOUT THE IHSA
The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) welcomes all genders at all riding levels. The collegiate riding organization 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.