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  • What is IHSA?
    IHSA welcomes beginners through advanced riders in the hunter and Western disciplines to compete individually or on a team. Men and women compete with and against each other. IHSA eliminates the expenses of horse ownership and allows more students to compete. Horses are furnished by host colleges and are chosen by drawing lots. The use of personal tack is not allowed and schooling is not permitted. The format fairly tests the horsemanship of the athletes. Divisions range from Walk/Trot to the Open Division for the more experienced riders. Auburn University offers IHSA riding opportunities to hunt seat riders looking to continue riding throughout there college career.
  • Do I need my own horse?
    No! Auburn provides horses for use during practice and all schools hosting meets provide horses.
  • How do you compete?
    Once added to the team roster via tryouts, members eligible to compete will register with the IHSA (wait to do this with the coach!). Show/travel roster will be made by the coach approximately 2 weeks prior to each competition. All rosters will be made based on how each teammate is performing in and outside of the ring (coaching staff will look at all aspects of the team when choosing each roster: riding, academics, workouts, horsemanship, sportsmanship, leadership, etc.).
  • Do I need to have shown before?
    No! We take all level of riders from all backgrounds.
  • How do I get involved?
    Checkout our member information page!
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