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May 7, 2016

Chase Boggio Wins Cacchione Cup, SCAD Takes Collegiate Cup At IHSA Nationals

Lexington, Ky.—May 7  

If you wanted to bet the odds on favorite in the Cacchione Cup, you would have picked Chase Boggio, and you’d be cashing in a win ticket.

While the Kentucky Derby festivities began in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, Boggio was 67 miles north in Lexington’s Alltech Arena cleaning house at the IHSA National Championships. After securing the open over fences championship on Thursday, Boggio led wire to wire in the three phase USEF Cacchione Cup Friday and Saturday.

May 6, 2016

A Draft Cross Carries Kowalchik To IHSA Alumni Win

Lexington, Ky.—May 6   

In the sea of IHSA horses milling around the warm-up area, Remington is hard to miss. He’s big, he’s so dark he's almost black, and with his gorgeous white markings, he looks like romance novel cover material. "Remi" is a Shire-Thoroughbred cross, not a breed you see every day in the hunter/jumper world.

But that didn’t stop Remi from jumping a spot-on round with Emily Kowalchik to help her win the alumni over fences class. 

May 6, 2016

English? Western? Centenary's Captain Cashman Does It All At IHSA

There isn’t an award for the busiest student at the IHSA National Championships, but if there were, it would go to Shelby Cashman. Captain of both the English and Western IHSA teams at Centenary College (N.J.), and daughter of IHSA vice president and coach of the West Point (N.Y.) team, Peter Cashman, Shelby is as diverse a rider as she is busy.

“[My parents] both coach at West Point now, and when they started there they had to teach both English and Western, so it was just part of growing up,” Shelby said. “We always did both.”

May 5, 2016

Chase Boggio Takes IHSA Open Over Fences Championship

Lexington, Ky.—May 5  

Graduating from college, getting your first "big kid" job, moving up to the open level at IHSA—this period of IHSA riders' lives is all about growing up.

But IHSA National Championships open over fences national champion Chase Boggio didn’t forget where he came from when he trotted into the Alltech Arena for the work-off, moving up from second place to snag the championship. One of the first people he accepted congratulations from was his childhood trainer Christina Schlusemeyer.  

May 3, 2015

SCAD “Beelieved” In An IHSA Collegiate Cup Win

West Springfield, Mass.—May 2

May 1, 2015

10 Things You Might Not Know About IHSA Nationals

West Springfield, Mass.—May 1

The IHSA Nationals are a unique competition with their own rules and a special sense of community.

Adaptability, ability to think in the moment and a cool head under team pressure are paramount, and we know these to be the cornerstones of catch-riding as well. But IHSA mounts are unique, too, and require a unique style of catch-riding.

So does this competition—there’s nothing like it. And like all disciplines within the horse world, IHSA gets its fair share of grief from advocates of other disciplines. But did you know…

May 1, 2015

Alli Bienas Takes IHSA Teamwork To A New Level At Nationals

West Springfield, Mass.—May 1

Competing at IHSA Nationals is a feat in itself between the nervous excitement of being at one of the biggest competitions for college riders all year and the task of immediately adapting to a catch-ride while staying perfectly poised. If you were watching Allison “Alli" Bienas in the novice equitation division yesterday, you might have noticed she was navigating yet another challenge—one that no one else had to.

March 10, 2014

Federwisch Receives IHSA Lifetime Achievement Award

Savannah College of Art and Design (Ga.) officials joined Intercollegiate Horse Show Association executive director and founder Bob Cacchione to congratulate Eddie Federwisch, SCAD’s Equestrian Program Director and IHSA hunter seat equestrian team coach, on winning the IHSA Lifetime Achievement Award over the weekend of March 1-2.

October 17, 2013

Preparing For A Two-Minute Partnership: Behind The Scenes Of The IHSA

The Chronicle's newest blogger is going to take you behind the scenes of an Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team as they prepare for show season.

My name is Ryan Lefkowitz and I’m the girl who only considered colleges with equestrian teams. I was incredibly lucky to be accepted to the State University of New York College at Geneseo, and even luckier to make the SUNY Geneseo Equestrian Team.

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