Auburn Equestrian

Club Team Information

2021-2022 Season

2021-22 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 mornings (7:00 – 10:00am) during the week.


Member Types & Fees


Competing Member (Open, Intermediate, Limit, Level II):  Selected through tryout process. 

Practices 2x per week and will receive 24 practices and 1 scrimmage. 45 min - 1 hour practices.

Opportunity to earn a competing spot at horse shows. -- $1250 per semester


Competing Member (Novice, Introductory, Level I, Rookie & Beginner):  Selected through tryout process. 

Practices 2x per week and will receive 24 practices and 1 scrimmage. 45 min - 1 hour practices. 

Opportunity to earn a competing spot at horse shows. -- $1000 per semester


Non Competing Member:  Selected through tryout process. 

Practices 10 times per semester including 1 scrimmage. 45 min practices.

This riding opportunity is to improve skills and possibly work towards a competing spot. -- $500 per semester


General Member: Involved in all club activities except riding at practice and competition. 

Plan, organize and run home competitions, assist at away competition, travel with team, help with team horse care, show grooming, assist coaches during practice, video, learn about judging, course design and horse show management. Possible riding opportunity.


Work Outs

Team workouts are required for all riding members Full time members work out 2x per week and Part time members work out 1x week in small groups with a personal trainer. 


IHSA Membership (for Competing members only)

            1 discipline $45 per year

            2 disciplines $65 per year


Team Dues

$75 per year which will include two team shirts


Show Fees

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

            $35 per class entry fee per class

            $60 coaching fee per day

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

            Cost of bus or van and gas



Show Clothes

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

Try outs will be held at the beginning of each school year.  We are looking for approximately 3 riders per division.  We will have a total of 24 huntseat and 12 western riders on the competing teams.  We need riders of all skill levels and experience.

Tryout fee: $30 per discipline ($45 for both disciplines)

                $15 Beginner/Introductory Riders (walk/ trot) with less than 24 weeks experience


Class Credit

Course: ANSC 2150 & 4150, Skills and Concepts of Equestrian Sport is a 1 hour class available to competing and non-competing members.



            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.