​​​IHSA Hunt Seat Team​​​​​

​​McColl National Champion!

McColl Champion.jpg 

Sophomore Hannah McColl won the 2017 National Championship in the Individual Walk Trot class.  

On to Nationals!

UF Wins Zone Finals on April 8!

Zone Winners.jpg

The University of Findlay Hunter/Jumper team amassed the most points among 23 schools to win the IHSA Zone 6 Finals.  The team and several individual qualifiers will compete at IHSA Nationals, May 3-7, 2017 at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Competition Information

We're Regional Champs!  This makes 17 in a Row!

Regional Champs.jpg

On Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, the Oiler English equestrians locked in the Zone 6, Region 1 Championship!  The Oilers are the Region's High Point Team with 356 points.  

Regional Results

Oiler Equestrians Win Doubleheader Weekend at Home, Jan. 28-29

January wins.jpg

IHSA hunter/jumper riders chalked-up double victories on Saturday, Jan. 28 and Sun., Jan 29 as they hosted their final regular season shows for spring 2017.  Oiler English equestrians were the high point team at both shows!  Congratulations to our regional qualifiers: Marco Polo Uchoa, open equitation on the flat;  Courtney O'Connor, intermediate equitation over fences; Peter Patch, intermediate on the flat; Jessie Hood, walk/trot/canter equitation, and Abigail Hope, walk/trot equitation.  

2017 Winter Classic I High Point Team

Tournament of Champions

Tournament of Champions.JPG
Besting the second-place team by 5 points, the Oiler English Equestrian Team earned the highest score at the 25th Annual Tournament of Champions on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.  The invitation-only event included 15 teams from across the U.S., all currently ranked in first place in their regions.  

IHSA 2017-2018 Hunt Seat Team Schedule

Zone 6, Region I

​October 7 & 8, 2017 @ University of Findlay

October 28 & 29, 2017 @ Lake Erie College

November 18 & 19, 2017 @ Stonegate, hosted by Thiel College

February 10 & 11, 2018 @ Lake Erie College

February 17 & 18, 2018 @ University of Findlay​

Regional 2018

March 3, 2018 @ University of Findlay, Western AM - Hunter Seat PM

April 7, 2018 @ Region II, Hunter Seat Zones

May 3-6, 2018, Nationals


The University of Findlay's English Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) team has become one of the top equestrian teams in the country. They captured the 2001 IHSA National Championship and followed it up with the 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2010 Reserve National Championship titles.  The coaches, instructors and staff are dedicated and proud of our rigorous equestrian programs that help develop the most accomplished intercollegiate riders. IHSA is unique in that 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 his/her stirrups and enter the show ring. Riders are judged on hunt seat equitation over fences and/or on the flat. 

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.  Eques. - Jumping - rs.jpgIn addition to regional, zone and national championships, we have approximately seven regional qualifying shows per year. We encourage all members and parents to travel with us. We have a wonderful parent and alumni support group. As a member of The University of Findlay's IHSA team, students learn teamwork, time management and how to be successful riders who produce winning rides. Although the IHSA requires an ample amount of hard work and commitment, the rewards are great and many. Practices: A saddle, girth, saddle pads and bridle will be necessary for practice.


The University of Findlay covers all varsity team travel and showing expenses. In  accordance with IHSA rules, all varsity team members must be at least a Collegiate member of the USHJA.


Team tryouts will be held during the first couple of weeks in September. You will need your show clothes and an ASTM approved helmet. You will try out on one of The University of Findlay's school horses. 


IHSA team members are all required to volunteer one weekend, working at Cedar Point Amusement Park   This is a great opportunity for the team members to get to know each other away from the farm and to work together as a team.  Visit the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association​ (IHSA) website for more information.

IHSA Hunt Seat Team Coach

Head Coach:   Alexandra Kemp-Thompson -