Horse & Country To Provide Exclusive Livestream Coverage for 2024 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association National Championship

Horse & Country (H&C), the leading international equestrian sports network, will provide exclusive livestream and on-demand coverage of the 2024 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championship Horse Show on its streaming service, H&C+.

The 55th annual IHSA National Championship takes place May 3-5, 2024, at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC. Teams and individuals have competed throughout the year at hundreds of regular season competitions across North America, then a series of postseason events to qualify for the National Championship.

“We are delighted to be livestreaming the IHSA National Championship exclusively worldwide again on H&C+,” said H&C Director of Content Jonathan Rippon. “We had a fantastic response to the event last year, and we’re proud to showcase the student-athletes who are representing their colleges by excelling in horse sport once again.”

All three days of the IHSA National Championship competition will be available for H&C+ members to watch on demand shortly after the live event.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Horse & Country once again to provide livestream and on-demand coverage of our National Championship,” said IHSA Executive Director Peter Cashman. “The quality of H&C’s livestream production allows family members, teammates, and fans to follow all of the action live throughout the three days of competition while the on-demand service allows everyone to relive the excitement again and again.”

The IHSA comprises more than 400 member colleges and universities representing 39 regions in eight zones across the United States and Canada, including individual riders and teams from both Hunter Seat and Western disciplines. Members include all genders and riding levels from beginner to advanced. For team competition, each performance counts toward their overall finish. The winning collegiate teams from each region advance to zone competitions, where the top two qualify for the National Championship. Similarly, leading athletes in each division can qualify to represent their schools as individuals through their regional and zone results.

In addition to naming the IHSA Hunter Seat and Horse & Rider Western Team Champions, presented by the American Paint Horse Association (APHA), the IHSA National Championship also features several special awards for individual competitors. The United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Hunter Seat High-Point Rider is awarded the prestigious Cacchione Cup, while the Back on Track Western High-Point Rider receives a champion buckle and prizes.

Beyond H&C’s extensive sports coverage, both live and on demand, H&C+ members also receive access to more than 1,800 hours of equestrian programming featuring content from all disciplines, masterclasses and training series, barn tours, rider profiles, and documentaries. With two annual membership options and a pay-per-view offering, H&C+ Freestyle, there are even more ways to access H&C’s vast library of content. Full details on how to join can be found at

Annual membership of H&C+ is only $119.99 as a one-time payment, or there is an option to pay in 12 monthly installments of $13.99. Non-members who wish to watch can choose H&C’s Freestyle option and buy a pass for each event for just $24.99.

H&C offers numerous high-profile opportunities for equestrian brands to advertise around live events including in-stream billboards, in-stream video ads, and pre-roll video ads. For further details, contact Tattie Singer, H&C Director of Strategic Partnerships, North America, using the contact information below.

Media and Advertising Contact:
Tattie Singer
Director of Strategic Partnerships, North America

About the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association
The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) welcomes all genders at all 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 college students can participate in equestrian competition 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 8,000 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.

About Horse & Country
Horse & Country is the leading international sports network for the passionate and active equestrian community. Headquartered in London, it is available globally via connected TVs, mobile, and web and on leading digital and pay-TV platforms in the US, UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Australia. Horse & Country’s programming line-up includes live coverage from leading sporting competitions in all equestrian disciplines, as well as training and learning shows, documentaries, and entertainment.