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WHEN THE COLLEGE SEARCH

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Many colleges offer both academic and equestrian opportunities. Our College Search can help you find one that’s right for you. Going to college doesn’t need to stop your equestrian career, thanks to the many collegiate equine and equestrian programs available around the country—even if you’re not taking your horse to school with you. To find one that suits you, start with US Equestrian’s College Search (and find more information about intercollegiate programs) under the Start Riding tab on USEquestrian.org. There are equine studies and equestrian programs for a wide variety of disciplines and breeds. The University of Vermont, for example, has a historic Morgan horse program, while others—like the University of Kentucky, William Woods University in Missouri, and more—offer competitive equestrian teams for Western, English, and saddle seat sports. If you’re interested in the military, West Point is among those institutions with both Western and hunt seat teams. Collegiate riding isn’t only for those wanting to pursue an equestrian profession. It also promotes physical activity, introduces some to horses and horse sports for the first time, and improves student life overall. “Having an equestrian team at SCAD has enriched many students’ lives by providing a positive environment dedicated to exploring discipline and perfection,” said Eddie Federwisch, the equestrian program director at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga. “Students on the equestrian team are constantly prepared to learn, emphasizing their education and expanding their knowledge in and out of the competition arena.”

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Having an equestrian program can also be a significant draw for a student, regardless of their planned majors or career paths. “A lot of students from the U.S. and around the world are attracted to University of Kentucky because they love horses,” said Mick Peterson, the Ag Equine Programs director at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. UK’s equine programs range from equine studies and management to pre-veterinary studies, and riding teams include specialized dressage and eventing, polo, rodeo, and saddle seat teams. “UK Ag Equine Programs represent Kentucky’s flagship university with a worldwide community of people who care about horses. In Kentucky, a huge number of doctors, lawyers, engineers, and entrepreneurs all share a love of horses. No matter what you do in Kentucky, horses can be a part of your life.” “I wanted somewhere that had an equestrian studies program,” said Meredith Denny, a graphic design major at SCAD, whose equestrian team has won more national championships in the last decade than any other collegiate team in the country; its Ronald C. Waranch Center houses both SCAD-owned and student-owned horses. Denny, a hunter jumper athlete before college, continued her riding career on SCAD’s equestrian team. SCAD’s equestrian program was a factor in her choosing to apply there. “I wasn’t totally sure if that was what I’d end up majoring in, but I knew I wanted it as an option. As soon as I found SCAD, that was the only school I applied to.” Equine studies programs and equestrian activities are a draw for many students, even those who aren’t planning a professional career with horses. Students who participate on intercollegiate equestrian teams not only continue their equestrian sport, they also gain valuable lessons in leadership and teamwork. “One of the coolest things about intercollegiate riding is that it’s team-based, whereas before college that had never been something that was part of my equestrian experience,” explained recent Stanford University graduate Maria Filsinger Interrante, who captained Stanford’s dressage squad and was president of the school’s equestrian team overall as an undergraduate. She also recently won a prestigious Lemelson-MIT Prize for her work in helping develop a drug to kill multi-drug resistant bacteria. 14

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“Being a team member really teaches you to think outside of yourself and work for the collective benefit rather than for your own benefit,” said Interrante, who is now working toward a joint M.D. and Ph.D. in Stanford’s Medical Scientist Training Program. “As far as leadership, this is something that’s been incredibly useful in all aspects of life, but especially in science. You should work to understand what motivates people and what they’re in it for, so you can work to help make their personal incentives align with the incentives of the team. “That’s been an incredibly useful leadership tool,” she added. Stanford’s riding program is based at an on-campus equestrian facility that’s a five-minute bike ride from Interrante’s residence. That convenience made riding easier when she came to college as a freshman, she said. “Stanford has immense pride in our historic Red Barn and the equestrian programs offered through the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation,” Stanford athletics director Bernard Muir said. “Hundreds of students also take part in our physical education horsemanship classes, leadership programs, and collaborations with many departments on campus, such as quarterly plein air painting classes offered through the art department. “The inclusion of a world-class equestrian facility on campus is a draw for prospective students who wish to continue their athletic and academic pursuits at the highest level,” Muir added, pointing out that Stanford’s grads include such riders as show jumper Lucy Davis ’15, who won team silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and dressage athlete Chase Hickok ’12, who won the Grand Prix Open Championship at the 2016 US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan®. Peer and faculty support also help students combine their academic and equestrian lives, says Denny, who notes that campus advisors can help students hone good time-management skills. “There were also a few other graphic design majors on the equestrian team,” Denny said, “and if we were going to a horse show on the bus together we’d sit close to each other and help each other out with projects and get feedback from each other. That really helped me to complete those projects and feel like I was totally capable of getting everything done that I needed to.”

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Collegiate riding programs also often give first-time equestrians the opportunity to try horse sports. “We had a lot of people who joined the team as walk-trot riders and had never ridden before,” Denny said of SCAD’s team. “We were always encouraged to bring people we knew who were interested in riding but never had tried it. The new walk-trot and walk-trot-canter riders would have extra riding time on the weekends to increase their skill level so they could go to a horse show, and they were really valuable to the team. That was really cool to see, the encouragement of new riders and competitors.”

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From those new to the sport to the aspiring pro,

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COLLEGIATE RIDING PROGRAMS AMERICAN NATIONAL RIDING COMMISSION The primary goal of the ANRC is to promote the American System of Forward Riding and our organization has chosen the ANRC National Equitation Championships to showcase talented riders performing in a format that is unique to this team competition. Now in its 42nd year, this college venue has grown steadily in both size and popularity, giving students the opportunity to compete as a team as well as individually. High School teams and adult amateur teams have been recently included to further complement ANRC’s educational mission. The competition includes the following four phases: • A Program Ride (supplied by the ANRC and includes USEF Hunter Seat Equitation Tests) weighted at 35% of the total score • A Hunter Seat Equitation Medal Course weighted at 30% of the total score • A Derby Course (natural jumps in a field) weighted at 30% of the total score • A Written Test based on ANRC Forward Riding theory questions and a designated stable management Students may compete on a college-owned horse or privately owned horse in the National Division at 3’, or the recently adopted Novice Division at 2’6”. The highest score in each phase is awarded to the rider that demonstrates excellence in equitation and a smooth performance throughout. Judges reward the rider’s accuracy, soft and effective use of aids, workmanlike position, and the rider’s ability to navigate each test correctly. The rider’s horse should remain calm yet alert; demonstrate athletic jumping, connected movement, with even paces, all important attributes of the American Forward Riding System.

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As a function of the educational aspects of the competition, riders are given a scheduled time to practice each phase of the competition before it begins to analyze their performance, employ schooling techniques, and plan a strategy for success. During the competition, time is built into the schedule to review scores and timely feedback on their performance. At the conclusion of the competition and following the award ceremony, riders and coaches receive a copy of their scores, judge’s comments, and written test results. These materials give the participant a tangible measurement of their achievements and helps facilitate a dialog with their trainer or coach. Championship participants are eligible for USHJA Affiliate Equitation awards. Both individuals and teams receive honors and awards from ANRC, USHJA (United States Hunter Jumper Association) and USEF (United States Equestrian Federation). ANRC programs combine competition and education in a balanced way which promotes the development of riders who enjoy and appreciate their equine partner and their sport– often for a lifetime. The DVD Series: “The American System of Forward Riding: Life Lessons Learned with Horses” by Shelby French and R. Scot Evans is a step-by-step visual guide with accompanying workbooks available on the ANRC website. This educational program, exclusive to ANRC, provides insight and clarity to a historically based systematic training method and is available for to all riders, trainers, and horse enthusiasts. For more information about ANRC programs and the National Equitation Championships and ANRC’s educational programs, visit the official ANRC website at www.anrc.org or contact Patte Zumbrun, ANRC Chair, at pzumbrun@goucher.edu.

INTERCOLLEGIATE DRESSAGE ASSOCIATION - IDA The Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) is a national organization founded in 2001 that provides a format for students to make dressage part of their college experience. Each academic year riders representing colleges throughout the US and Canada earn individual or team points that count towards regional standings and qualification for national finals. IDA riders compete in Introductory, Lower Training, Upper Training, and First Level as individuals and as team members.

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IDA teams consist of 4 riders (one for each level) who earn points that count towards the team total to determine placing. Points earned at each show accumulate throughout the season. In addition to riding tests, Dressage Seat Equitation classes are also offered for riders in the four levels. IDA competitions are judged by USEF or USDF rated judges in accordance with USEF rules. Unlike any other form of competitive dressage, IDA offers the added challenge of competing on unfamiliar horses provided by the host college and assigned by random draw. Each rider is allowed a 10 minute warm up before entering the ring to be judged. At the end of each academic year, the IDA hosts a national championship for those teams, individuals, and dressage seat equitation riders who win their respective regions. Twelve teams, twelve individual riders in each of the four levels,  and twelve DSE riders from each of the four levels, compete for a wide array of trophies and prizes including dressage saddles. The USDF/IDA quiz challenge, a test of riders knowledge of dressage theory, takes place at the national championships. IDA’s approach brings added fun and challenge to the sport of dressage while providing college riders an affordable means of competing as part of a team. Riders do not have to own a horse or tack to participate and previous dressage experience is not required. At least 55 colleges are members, which field teams for IDA, providing over 700 riders in total to the program. Among those colleges many also offer riding scholarships For more information please visit the IDA website teamdressage.com.

USEA INTERCOLLEGIATE EVENTING In 2014, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors approved the creation of the Intercollegiate Eventing Program as an official program of the USEA. Originally proposed with input from the Intercollegiate Eventing League, the program was established to provide a framework on which eventing teams and individual competition could flourish at universities and colleges across the country. Collegiate athletic programs have been the training grounds for Olympians, amateur athletes and professional athletes for 22

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generations. Enabling students to train in the Olympic sport of eventing is a natural addition. Intercollegiate Team Challenges are quickly becoming popular additions to recognized horse trials in the United States. Teams competing in events identified as Intercollegiate Team Challenges are able to self-identify to the competition organizer, and will compete in the regular horse trial competition as individuals. Combining their individual scores, their team scores will be tabulated and matched against other teams. An inaugural USEA Intercollegiate Championship took place at the Virginia Horse Center in 2016, and remained there through 2018 on Memorial Day weekend. The USEA encourages all schools to send as many competitors as possible. The event offers Beginner Novice – Intermediate. There are no qualifications necessary for this championship at this time. For more information about the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program please visit useventing.com/membership/intercollegiate.

INTERCOLLEGIATE HORSE SHOWS ASSOCIATION – IHSA The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) welcomes men and women of all riding levels and offers individual and team competition in hunter seat equitation, Western horsemanship and reining at more than 400 member colleges and universities. Founded in 1967, 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. Membership in IHSA means that college students can compete at horse shows regardless of their experience or financial status. Students compete in beginner through advanced divisions with suitable, provided horses, eliminating the expense of horse ownership and much of the related costs of the sport. Through the Intercollegiate Equestrian Foundation (IEF), IHSA members are eligible for multiple need and merit-based scholarships. Members compete to qualify for IHSA Regional Finals. The top riders and teams at Regionals advance to the IHSA Zone Finals

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(hunter seat) or the IHSA Semi-Finals (Western). The top competitors and teams at Zone Finals and Semi-Finals qualify for the annual IHSA National Championship Horse Show. Open level riders are eligible to compete for the USEF/Cacchione Cup and the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Western Rider titles. National Championships qualified teams compete for the Collegiate Cup (hunter seat) and AQHA Trophy (Western) honors. 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 to build successful careers. For more information go to ihsainc.com and follow IHSA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

INTERCOLLEGIATE SADDLE SEAT RIDING ASSOCIATION – ISSRA The Intercollegiate Saddle Seat Riding Association, Inc. (ISSRA) was founded in January 2008 by Sally Haydon, Ph.D. in Lexington, Kentucky. Development of the organization was prompted by ten college students from Eastern Kentucky University, University of Kentucky, Georgetown College, Morehead State University and Art Institute Online, who expressed interest in the formation of an organization promoting saddle seat riding and showing for college students. The mission of ISSRA is to establish saddle seat riding teams at colleges and universities across the United States providing beginners through experienced and/or advanced riders with an opportunity to learn to ride or continue their riding and showing throughout college without the necessity of owning a horse while in college. Each ISSRA team is paired with a local riding school or academy that serves as the team’s home base and provides riding instruction and team practices, horses and coaching at ISSRA horse shows. Beginners (with little or no horse experience) through advanced riders (who have won World or National 24

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Championships) are eligible to join ISSRA. ISSRA is the first intercollegiate equestrian program to offer saddle seat riding. For more information, please contact Deveau Zubrod: dzubrod@gmail.com

NATIONAL COLLEGIATE EQUESTRIAN ASSOCIATION (NCAA Emerging Sport)

The National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA), in concert with the mission and vision of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), is committed to providing collegiate opportunities for female equestrian student-athletes to compete at the highest level, while embracing equity, diversity and promoting academic and competitive excellence. NCAA Equestrian student-athletes, coaches, and programs adhere to their respective NCAA Division rules and regulations. Currently 25 colleges and universities sponsor equestrian as an NCAA Emerging Sport for Women with more being added each year. More than 1,400 women are listed on NCAA team rosters across the United States. The NCEA is proud to be recognized as a US Equestrian Education Partner. The NCEA features a head-to-head team competition format in four events: Jumping Seat Equitation on the Flat and Over Fences, Western Horsemanship and Reining. Student-athletes from each team are matched by random draw prior to the meet for each event and have a four minute warm up prior to competition. Horses are designated by event to be ridden by each pair of opposing student-athletes competing head-to-head. The rider receiving the higher score from the judges earns a point for her team. The team with the most combined points from the four events is the winner. The NCEA National Championship is held in April each year. Qualification for this seeded bracket championship requires participation in a minimum of three NCEA head-to-head meets during the regular season. The NCEA National Champion is determined by competition between the two teams that advanced from the semifinal meets. The NCEA promotes the advancement of NCAA Equestrian within college athletics. With the uniting of many in the

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horse industry to support NCAA Equestrian, reaching the required 40 sponsoring schools to advance Equestrian from NCAA Emerging to NCAA Championship sport status is in our future. For more information, please visit our website collegiateequestrian.com.

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US EQUESTRIAN HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP FOR GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS The US Equestrian Higher Education Scholarship for Graduating High School Seniors will provide 5 $1,000 grants to high school seniors graduating in the Spring of the current competition year, who plans to continue his/her involvement in equestrian activities through an equestrian related degree or participation on a collegiate equestrian team. Applicants must be active members of US Equestrian. Essays and application forms must be submitted to the US Equestrian office before the deadline. Visit usequestrian.org/youth for more information.

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US EQUESTRIAN COLLEGE SEARCH The search for the right college is considered one of the most exciting and potentially overwhelming times for young adults. With all of the information available and factors to consider, it can be especially difficult for young equestrians to narrow the search to schools that fit them best. Between academic courses and equestrian opportunities, the idea that you may not have come across your “perfect” school is a constant concern. The US Equestrian College Search was created to make the process of finding a school easier for equestrian athletes. This online tool is designed to guide students in making an informed decision by matching them with colleges that meet their academic and equestrian goals. The Search provides a list of institutions that meet the criteria provided by the students. Students are then able to view the profile of each institution that meets their goals. Visit the US Equestrian College Search at usequestrian.org/youth to find a school that matches your needs!

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US EQUESTRIAN ATHLETE LETTERING PROGRAM

AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 5-12

You don’t have to be a record setting quarterback, point guard or track star to letter in sports anymore. The United States Equestrian Federation (US Equestrian) is writing a new chapter in the recognition of student athletes – one that honors Equestrians. US Equestrian recognizes the dedication of equestrians preparing for competition through practice and training sessions as similar to other students in an athletic program. The US Equestrian Athlete Lettering Program was developed to honor equestrian student athletes for their individual achievements with a varsity letter in their chosen sport, regardless of the availability of an equestrian team or club through their school. The US Equestrian Athlete Lettering Program is open to equestrian athletes in all breeds or disciplines who are currently members of US Equestrian or become US Equestrian members. Students participating in the program need to record 100 hours of riding or training and three competitions of any level or type to complete the requirements for that year. The program runs from June 1-May 31 of each year and will honor those who document their training and competition involvement by awarding emblems and pins.

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James Fairclough C’09 - IHSA Cacchione Cup National Champion The Drew University Equestrian Team is a Division III varsity sport in Madison, New Jersey. The team competes in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association’s Zone 3 Region 3 area.

Since 1967

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Let USHJA Help You Achieve Your #EducationGoals

With numerous educational opportunities offered across the country and online, check out these exciting USHJA programs, clinics, grants and scholarships and find the ones that fit your goals! Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/ USHJA Emerging Athletes Program ushja.org/EAP

USHJA Foundation $25,000 Hamel Family Scholarship ushja.org/foundation/Hamel

USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge ushja.org/HQC

Educational Grants and Scholarships available by USHJA Zone ushja.org/Zones

USHJA Directory of Clinics ushja.org/Clinics USHJA Gold Star Clinics ushja.org/EmergingJumper USHJA Recognized Riding Academies ushja.org/RidingAcademy

Educational Resources, Videos and Content ushja.org/BestPractices Sport History/USHJA Wheeler Museum ushja.org/wheeler

Visit ushja.org for more information and to find more educational opportunities near you!

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© 2019 IEA Dressage Finale. Photo by Winslow Photography

You provide the kid; We provide the horse. (Now, that’s teamwork.) Sometimes team sports involve both 2-legged and 4-legged athletes. Yes, the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) has kids in grades 4-12 who ride Dressage (and Hunt Seat and Western) in a draw-based format. Nearly 14,000 of them on 1,550 teams in 46 states. Give your child a leg up without having to own a horse.

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GIVE YOUR PASSION A FUTURE

B.S. in Equine Studies

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TURN YOUR LOVE OF HORSES INTO A GREAT CAREER When it comes to horses, we mean business. Study the business of horses in the world’s only equine industry program in an accredited college of business. Our classes are led by equine industry experts and held in state-of-the-art facilities. Plus, we’re located in the heartland of America’s horse country.

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Ride with us.

And join a legacy, more than 100 years in the making. Ours is a story of excellence, dedication and national success. The Mount Holyoke College Riding Program and Equestrian Center is celebrating over a century of collegiate riding!

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Multiple intercollegiate equitation and dressage national championships. Regional leader in hunter seat equitation, western and dressage. State-of-the-art facility, on campus, featuring two indoor arenas. Onsite dressage, western and hunter seat intercollegiate and open competitions. Superior boarding care. Horse donations gladly considered. One of the best classroom experiences in the U.S. A residential community: intentionally global, diverse and inclusive. Infinite academic, cultural and social opportunities via the Five College Consortium.

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TAKE THE LEAD. At West Virginia University you can turn your passion into

purpose with an equine studies minor. Take courses in equine science, management and assisted activities and therapies, join equine-specific student organizations and customize your education to meet your needs.

Visit horses.wvu.edu to learn more.

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