Submit Your Nominations for the IHSA Hall of Fame by August 15

IHSA encourages the nomination of exceptional coaches, riders, alumni, founders and horses for induction into the IHSA Hall of Fame Inductees will exhibit outstanding competitive achievement, honors or contributions to the IHSA, and/or success in the equestrian community. Anyone may nominate candidates for the Hall of Fame (self-nominations are not accepted).

Criteria of Eligibility:

  • Inductees must be retired from the IHSA (Emeritus status is acceptable).
  • Each Hall of Fame class will consist of a maximum of Eight Inductees.
  • A nominee may be nominated more than once.

In 2020, the following were inducted into the IHSA Hall of Fame- Robert ‘Bob’ Cacchione, John H. ‘Jack’ Fritz, Sally Batton, Cindy Ford, Elizabeth ‘Beezie’ Madden, Cindy Morehead, J.T. Tallon and Clifford the Big Red Horse.

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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 and reining at nearly 400 member colleges and universities. Membership in IHSA means 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 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.

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