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2014-2015 Season Results

​Date ​Saturday's Show ​Sunday's Show
​October 18-19, 2014
@ Woodbine Farm
Grand Champion Team​ ​Grand Champion Team
Reserve High Point Rider: Emilie Ehrman
​November 22, 2014
@ UF 9:00AM
Grand Champion TeamHigh Point Rider:
Becca Spellman
Reserve High Point Rider:
Emilie Ehrman
​February 14, 2015
@ UF 9:00 AM

​February 21-22, 2015
@ Lake Erie College
​National Championship
April 24-26, 2015
@ Otterbein


Team results - Nov 22, 2014

​Saturday ​Sunday

​​First Training Level

1st Place- Becca Spellman

6th- Sierra Lindsey


​​Upper Training Level

1st Place- Emilie Ehrman

3rd Place- Abbi Arculeo


​​Lower Training Level

2nd Place- Alyssa Rosenthal

3rd- Sammi Russell

4th Place- Ashley Mauer


​Intro Training Level

3rd Place- Keren Rottschafer


Individual Results- October 18-19, 2014

​Saturday ​Sunday

Upper Training Level

4th Place- Emilie Ehrman

Upper Training Level

1st Place- Abbi Arculeo

​​Lower Training Level

1st Place- Samantha Russell
4th Place- Ashley Mauer

​​Lower Training Level

9th Place- Samantha Russell

​Intro Training Level 

4th Place- Cassandra DiCiocco

​Intro Training Level 

6th Place- Cassandra DiCiocco


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.