​IHSA Western Team


​2013-2014 Season Results 

​Date ​AM Show ​PM Show
​November 2, 2013
@ UF 9:00 AM
High Point Team

The University of Findlay

​High Point Rider

Makena Lawrence

​Reserve High Point Rider(s)

Jared Deatrick, Kaitlin LeBlanc & Josh Clevenger

High Point Team

The University of Findlay

​High Point Rider

Jared Deatrick

​Reserve High Point Rider(s)

Erika Druker, Kaitlin LeBlanc & Josh Clevenger


​November 16, 2013
@ UF 9:00 AM

High Point Team

The University of Findlay
High Point Rider

Josh Clevenger

​Reserve High Point Rider(s)

Erika Druker & Elizabeth Hayes

High Point Team

The University of Findlay
High Point Rider

Jared Deatrick

​Reserve High Point Rider

Josh Clevenger

​January 25, 2014
@ UF 9:00 AM
​Cancelled Due To Weather
​February 15, 2014
@ Oberlin College 9:00 AM

High Point Team

The University of Findlay
High Point Rider

Elizabeth Hayes

​Reserve High Point Rider(s)

 Josh Clevenger

High Point Team

The University of Findlay
High Point Rider

 Josh Clevenger

​Reserve High Point Rider(s)

​Erika Druker
​February 22, 2014
@ UF 9:00 AM

High Point Team

The University of Findlay
High Point Rider

Erika Druker

​Reserve High Point Rider(s)

Josh Clevenger

High Point Team

The University of Findlay
High Point Rider

Elizabeth Hayes

​Reserve High Point Rider(s)

Jared Deatrick

February 23, 2014
@UF 9:00AM

High Point Team

The University of Findlay
High Point Rider

Jared Deatrick

​Reserve High Point Rider(s)

Josh Clevenger

​March 15, 2014
@ UF 9:00 AM
Regional Show
​Top 2 in each class go to
Semi-Finals
March 29-30, 2014
@ UF 9:00 AM
Semifinal Show

High Point Team

The University of Findlay

May 1-4, 2014
@ Harrisburg, PA​
National Championship
Reserve Champions​
 

IHSA National Championship Show -  May 1-4, 2014

The University of Findlay Team Results

​Individual ​Team

​Open Western Horsemanship

1st- Kaitlin LeBlanc

Open Western Horsemanship

8th Melissa McDonald

Novice Western Horsemanship

2nd Kristina Schneider​

Novice Western Horsemanship

1st Sarad Shedd

​Beginner Western Horsemanship

3rd Emily Schaefer

​Beginner Western Horsemanship

3rd Lindsay Testerman​


Advanced Western Horsemanship

1st Marissa Phillips​


Intermediate Western Horsemanship

2nd Laura Bailey​

​Open Reining

2nd Ashley Winters

Honorable Mention: Jared Deatrick

​Open Reining

5th Josh Clevenger

AQHA High Point Rider

9th Josh Clevenger



 

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Overview:

     The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association “IHSA” provides collegiate riders of all skills the opportunity to compete individually and as teams in competition. It was founded on the principle that any college student should be able to participate in horse shows regardless of his or her riding ability or financial status.

     IHSA offers 6 levels of Western Riding, beginner through Open/Reining.   IHSA membership has 8,300+ students and 370+ colleges and universities across the United States and Canada that participate in the IHSA.​

     In IHSA the students do not bring their own horses to the competition. Instead, the host college provides all horses. The riders then participate in a “draw” to determine their mounts. Once assigned, the rider will mount his/her horse, adjust stirrups and enter the show ring. It is not necessary to be an equestrian studies major to participate on the team.  Many riders attend the University for a variety of other degrees and compete on the team.


Practices:

The western team coaches provide 3 practices per week, requiring each team member to attend one.


Cost/Expenses:

The University of Findlay covers all varsity team travel and showing expenses.  The team member is required to supply approved show attire.


Tryouts:

Tryouts are a three evening affair. Each evening is dedicated to certain divisions.  You tryout in the division you would be showing in.


Fundraising:

The Western IHSA Team has a fundraiser each fall selling ads that help defer the cost of team jackets.  The team runs an IEA Show at the UF facilities and have an Invitational in the Spring to add to their fundraising efforts.


Community:

The UF Western Equestrian Team members are encouraged to give back to the community. They donate their portion of the 50/50 from each IHSA show held at UF to the Make a Wish Foundation.  The team members also donate time at the City Mission.​ 


IHSA Western Team Coaches:

Head Coach: Cindy Morehead
Asst. Coach: Clark Bradley
Asst. Coach: Emily Cramer
Graduate Asst.: Andrew Wolf
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2013​ IHSA NATIONAL RESULTS

 
 

​IHSA Western National Team 
Tied for 3rd place with OSU

Team Members: Bekah Irish, Makena Lawrence, Ali Gokey, Erika Druker, Tori Trobvich and Ahsley Winters

Individual Advanced Horsemanship

Melissa McDonald, National Champion

​Individual Intermediate Horsemanship

Zac Brown, 6th place

​IHSA Nationals High Point Rider

Ashley Winters, Reserve National Champion

​Individual Advanced Horsemanship

Jared Deatrick, Reserve National Champion

​Team AQHA Beginner Horsemanship

Emily Shaefer, 6th place

​Team AQHA Open Horsemanship

Ashley Winters, 4th place

​Individual Intermediate Horsemanship

Erika Druker, 5th place

​Team AQHA Advanced Horsemanship

Makena Lawrence, 7th place

​Team AQHA Open Reining

Bekah Irish, National Champion

​Team AQHA Novice Horsemanship

Erika Druker, 9th place

​Individual Novice Horsemanship

Katie Davis, 8th place

​Team AQHA Intermediate Horsemanship

Ali Gokey, National Champion

​Individual NRHA Open Reining

Bekah Irish, Reserve National Champion

​Individual Beginner Horsemanship

Tori Trobvich, Honorable Mention