​Compete in USEF Events


In addition to ​learning about the equine industry, horse care, and stable management, interested students have the opportunity to ride against industry amateurs and professional in United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) rated competitions. Our equine instructors accompany students to compete at various USEF events where they can get a feel for competing at a high level. Students who compete in these events can earn points towards their individual USEF show record and make connections in the competitive equestrian circuit.

Students Training to Ride Professionally

These competitive experiences are invaluable to students who wish to pursue a career as a professional rider. While students can compete on one of our five intercollegiate equestrian show teams, this is a way to compete as part of the English equestrian program. Through these competitions, students gain show ring experience, against industry professionals to start making a name for themselves and to give them a competitive edge once they begin their professional career.

​​Students Looking for Careers in the Equine World

​For students who are not looking to ride competitively as a career, riding in these events is a great way to meet a variety of contacts in the equine industry. At these events, you can find riders, judges, photographers, vendors for equine equipment and feed and business in many other aspects of the field. This allows students the opportunity to explore what area of the equestrian world seems like a good fit for them and make connections to pursue that area after graduation.