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2013-2014 Season Results

​Date ​Saturday's Show ​Sunday's Show
​October 12-13, 2013
@ Michigan State University 9:00AM

Champion Team

Team B

Reserve Champion Team

Team A

High Point Rider

Ashley Mauer

Champion Team

Team B

6th Place Team

Team A

High Point Rider

Courtney Wilkens

Reserve High Point Rider

Courtney Previte

​November 23, 2013
@ UF 9:00AM
Reserve Champion Team

The University of Findlay

​February 15, 2014
@ UF 9:00 AM
Champion Team

Team B

​National Championship
April 11-13, 2014
Chatham, VA
​8th Place

Team results - April 11-13, 2014

​First Training Level

9th Courtney Previte

​Upper Training Level

6th Courtney Wilkens

​Lower Training Level

11th Monica Martineau

​Intro Training Level 

3rd Ashley Mauer

Individual Results- APril 11-13,2014

​Upper Training Level

3rd Courtney Wilkens

IDA Shows

We have approximately six regional shows each year along with Nationals. We encourage all members and parents to travel with us. Students learn teamwork, time management and how to be an effective rider who produces a winning ride in the dressage arena. It is not necessary to be an equine major to participate on the team. Many riders major in a variety of other degrees and compete on the team.

The IDA team consists of an Introductory level rider, two Training level riders, and a First level rider. IDA teams do not transport their own horses to competitions. The host school provides all horses for the show. The team captain, (the First level rider), participates in a "draw" to determine the team's group of four horses. The horses are then "paraded" while each coach assigns one of its riders to each horse in the group of horses. Riders then mount at their assigned time, receive 10 minutes to warm up and perform their dressage test for the judge. 


Team tryouts are held during the beginning of September. You will need your show clothes and an ASTM approved helmet. A saddle, girth, saddle pads and bridle will be necessary for practice. Students may rent a tack locker (if available) for $50 a semester to store their equipment. 

You will try out on one of the University's school horses and will be assigned to an appropriate competition level.


Weekly practices are posted and are held in the early morning! 


Our IDA team is a school funded club sport. Therefore, travel and showing expenses are covered by the school. For more information about IDA, visit the Intercollegiate Dressage Association website.


Head Coach: Fred Magazzeni
Assistant Coach: Carrie Swain

Reserve National Champion in 2012!

Since 2004, The University of Findlay's Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) Team has qualified for the IDA Nationals both as a team and with individuals. The IDA team was first in the region in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007 and second in the Region in 2006 and 2005.  Our team finished in sixth place in 2013, was Reserve National Champion in 2012 and finished fifth in 2011, fourth in 2010, tenth in 2009, eighth in 2008, fourth in 2007 and 2006, and seventh in 2005. 

UF equestrian students have formed lifelong friendships and received business opportunities because of their participation on the IDA and other teams.