Auburn Equestrian

Club Team Information

2020-2021 Season

Auburn Equestrian

Club Team Information

2020-21 Season


The Auburn IHSA Equestrian Team is a University Organization.  It is open to all students with a desire to learn about horses and get practical, hands on experience.  Our competitive show teams are open to men and women riders of all skill levels.  We have both a huntseat and western team.


Executive Board

As an official University club we will have an elected Executive Board to run the team which is made up of the Officers and Committee Chairs:

  • President, Huntseat Vice President, Western Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

Committee Chairs: Team Travel, Media, Horse Show, Stats, Community Service, Fundraising, Marketing and Social.



You will be responsible for catching, grooming, tacking and putting your horse away. You need to plan to arrive early and stay after to care for your horse.  Practice times will normally be held in the afternoons (1pm- 4pm) during the week.


Member Types & Fees

Riding Members: Can choose how many times per week they ride (horse dependent).  You may choose to ride 1 to 3x per week. 


Beginner Level Riders:  $30 per practice.  Practices will be 30 mins and will focus on all the basics of riding, correct functional riding position and introductory maneuvers  Time will also be spent on learning correct grooming, tacking and horse care techniques. 


Equitation on the Flat and Horsemanship:  $40 per practice.  Practices will be 45 mins and will focus on improving skills, strength and conditions, correct, functional position and basic training techniques.


Jumping and Reining / Ranch Riding:  $50 per practice.  Practices will be 45-1hour and are limited to riders approved by coaches through prior team experience or videos.  These practices are designed for upper level riders fine tuning their skills while working on correct functional position, strength and conditioning and advanced training techniques.


General Member: For people who just want to be around the horses and learn more.  You will be able to assist with horse care, participate in volunteer opportunities, be involved in committees and meet people who love horses!


Payment will be due monthly. You must pay for the month of practices during the 1st week of the month.  We do except checks and credit cards.




Work Outs

Team workouts will be virtual this semester and it is encouraged to attend at least one virtual workout a week.



IHSA Membership (for Full Time members only)  WILL NOT BE REQUIRED FALL 2020

            1 discipline $45 per year

            2 disciplines $65 per year


Team Dues

$75 per year which will include two team shirts



            There is a set cost to travel to horse shows.  The price will include:

            $35 per class entry fee

            $60 coaching fee per day

            Dinner (breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks covered by team)

            Cost of bus or van and gas




All clothes are the responsibility of the riders.  Auburn does have some show clothing for riders to use.  Many team members are willing to share clothes as well.  There may also be opportunity to rent clothing.  The following will be the rider’s responsibility:


Hunt Seat:

            Approved helmet

            Hunt coat                    

            Breeches: Tan, Tailored Sportsman or Ariat

            Tall Boots





           10 x or higher western hat

           Black show pants

            Fitted Horsemanship Shirt

            Black chaps

            Black Boots

            Plain Black belt & belt buckle


Try Outs

There will be no tryouts Fall of 2020.  You must fill out a rider information sheet and a rider Application and return it along with your fall class schedule.


Class Credit

Course: ANSC 2150 & 4150, Skills and Concepts of Equestrian Sport is a 1 hour class available to all riding members who ride at least 3 months




            Attend scheduled practices and activities

            Attend team workouts

             Attend Bi-weekly team meetings

             Be involved in Club committee

             Work at all home shows

            Volunteer at NCEA meets

            Participate in Community Service

            2 hours of barn work a semester

            Excel in horse care

            Be a great teammate    


The IHSA team is open to all full time students *** seniors in last semester can be part time

Must be in good academic standing

Both men and women are permitted to ride and compete. 

Due to horse welfare we will enforce a maximum 200 lb weight limit for all riders.

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