Welcome to the WSU Equestrian Team Website
The WSU Equestrian Team is a club sport at Washington State University. The WSU Equestrian team allows for people to ride horses while giving the option to compete or not. Our team competes in IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association) competitions. Competing in the IHSA league enables riders to gain more show experience at a reasonable cost. We compete at home and away shows. At competitions, riders show their skills and knowledge when drawing a random horse, then having to compete with the horse without warming-up. This program enables riders to adapt while competing on different types of horses, which allows the rider to demonstrate their knowledge learn and grow. Please note: competing on the team is a privilege that is earned, not an entitlement. Ability of a rider to compete is at the discretion of the coaches. Practices are held weekly on team horses at our team barn, a private residence in Potlach, Idaho. In addition to practices at our team barn, we also have lessons with our Western Coach Nancy McGahan and our English Coach Laura Moore.
IHSA includes both English (huntseat equitation and huntseat equitation over fences) and Western (reining and equitation). The WSU Equestrian Team is designed to give college students opportunity to ride, and show horses while having fun.
The WSU Equestrian team is a student ran club. The team is ran by six to seven officers who strive to make this team better every year. We have positions for President, Vice president, Treasure, Public Relations, English captain, and Western captain. The group of officers are voted on by the team at our team election at the end of the school year.
Our goal is to make people feel welcomed and that they have a family away from home. As well as supporting them in doing what they love to do while at college. Go Cougs!