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May 8, 2010

Skidmore Steals The Show At IHSA Nationals

The Skidmore College (N.Y.) equestrian team has been waiting a long time to shine at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Championships, and after winning ribbons in six of the eight classes, they won their sixth national title today, Saturday, May 8, in Lexington, Ky.

May 8, 2010

2010 IHSA National Championships Day Two Highlights

Video Courtesy of Action Video Productions

May 7, 2010

Skidmore Retains Lead But Centenary And Findlay Close The Gap

Skidmore College was hoping to seal their sixth championship today, Friday, May 7, at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Championships in Lexington, Ky., but despite their consistency, Centenary College (N.J.) and University of Findlay (Ohio) closed the gap with strong rides from their team riders.

May 6, 2010

Skidmore Sneaks Into The Lead At IHSA National Championships

Last year’s national champions, Centenary College (N.J.) won their share of championship ribbons today, Thursday, May 6, at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Championships in Lexington, Ky., but Skidmore College (N.Y.) leads the field after Day 1.

April 2, 2010

Centenary College’s Equestrian Program Teaches More Than Good Riding

Since the school began offering riding classes in the 1930s, Centenary has paved the way for equestrian education.

Centenary College’s Intercollegiate Horse Show Association hunt seat team riders had no expectations when they arrived at IHSA Nationals last April. They wanted to be successful, but their goals centered on riding well and having fun.

So it was a sweet surprise when they walked away with the school’s first Collegiate Cup championship
since 1979.

April 2, 2010

Catching Up With Former Cacchione Cup Champions

Some past winners of this prestigious championship recall what the experience meant to them.

Every year since 1973 the USEF Cacchione Cup has honored the national individual hunter seat high-point rider in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association.

Over the years the coveted prize has been awarded to a broad spectrum of equestrians. Some of them made careers out of riding and went on to win Olympic medals, while others pursued different endeavors. Many of them remained involved with horses regardless of their competitive aspirations.

April 2, 2010

The Luck Of The Draw In IHSA

How do riders, trainers and judges account for the difference in horse abilities in a competition based on catch rides?

Students who compete on an Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team know the drill. This weekend, the horse that you show makes equitating a bit difficult. It drags you down the lines but has a stride the size of a postage stamp and jumps like a deer. Lead changes? No thanks. To put it nicely, you don’t exactly “click,” and who could blame you?

February 17, 2010

IHSA Nationals Are Coming to Kentucky

The best collegiate riders in the United States will meet in Lexington, Ky., May 6-9, for the 43rd Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association National Championships.

Centenary College will seek to defend their Collegiate Cup hunter seat team national championship. Don Stewart of Ocala, Fla., and Susie Schoellkopf of Buffalo, N.Y., will judge the hunt seat classes.

Approximately 500 individual riders from North America will compete, representing more than 370 teams and 8,200 individual riders.

January 26, 2010

It's Time To Jump Back Into IHSA After A Long Vacation

Two-point without stirrups can only mean one thing: It’s Tournament of Champions time!

This week TUEQ will head to the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va., to give the IHSA the ol’ one-two (or at the very least keep our heels down, execute lead changes where appropriate and find eight jumps stylishly).

While we had a blast at the last Tournament at Centenary College in New Jersey, we’re hungry for some better placings and more confident outings this time around.

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