Welcome to the WSU Equestrian Team
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 be competitive or non-competitive. Our team competes through IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association), and we show with other schools in our region. Competing in IHSA enables riders to gain show experience at a reasonable cost. At competitions, riders draw a horse at random, and then compete with the drawn horse. This program enables riders to compete on different types of horses, allowing riders to demonstrate their horsemanship and adaptability. Competing on the team is a privilege that is earned, not an entitlement. That said, the 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 lovely new facility near Moscow, Idaho. Lessons are held with our Western Coach, Sarah Coward and English Coach, Laura Moore.
IHSA includes both English (hunt seat equitation and hunt seat equitation over fences) and Western (reining and equitation). The WSU Equestrian Team is designed to give college students the opportunity to ride and show horses while having fun and making new friends with a similar passion.
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, Horse Team Manager, 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!