​IHSA Western Team​


2014-2015 Season

Shows Start at 9AM
Click the links below for Results After the Show!
November 15, 2014 @ The University of Findlay, AM & PM
February 14, 2015 @ Equine Differences hosted by Oberlin College AM & PM

March 14, 2015 Regional Show @ The University of Findlay, PM
May 1-3, 2015 National Competition in Springfield, MA


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.


The western team coaches provide 3 practices per week, requiring each team member to attend one.
The University of Findlay covers all varsity team travel and showing expenses.  The team member is required to supply approved show attire.


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


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. 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
Graduate Asst.: Makena Lawrence


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​IHSA Western National Team 
Reserve Champions

Team Members: Laura Bailey, Josh Clevenger, Jared Deatrick, Alexandria Gokey, Kaitlin LeBlanc, Melissa McDonald, Marissa Phillips, Emily Schaefer, Kristina Schneider, Sarah Shedd, Lindsay Testerman, & Ashley Winters

Individual Open Horsemanship

Kaitlin LeBlanc, National Champion

​Individual Novice Horsemanship

Kristina Schneider, Reserve Champion

Individual Open Reining

Ashley Winters, Reserve Champion

Jared Deatrick, Honorable Mention

​Individual Beginner Horsemanship

Emily Schaefer, 3rd Place

Individual AQHA High Point Rider

Josh Clevenger, 9th Place

​Team Open Horsemanship

Melissa McDonald, 8th Place

​Team Novice Horsemanship

Sarah Shedd, National Champion

​Team Beginner Horsemanship

Lindsay Testerman, 3rd Place

​Team Advanced Horsemanship

Marissa Phillips, National Champion

​Team Intermediate Horsemanship

Laura Bailey, Reserve Champion

​Team Open Reining

Josh Clevenger, 5th Place