Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Western

As a member 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. In addition to regional, zone and national championships, we have between seven and ten regional qualifying shows each year.

2018-2019 Schedule

Team Meetings

  • August 22 – Informational Meeting at Martin Lecture Hall 9:30 PM
  • September 4-6 – Tryouts at Western Farm 5:30 PM
  • September 10 – Team Meeting at Western Farm 5:30 PM
  • September 20 – Team Meeting at Martin Lecture Hall 9:30 PM
  • November 1 – Team Meeting at Martin Lecture Hall 9:30 PM
  • November 29 – Team Meeting at Martin Lecture Hall 9:30 PM
  • January 17 – Team Meeting at Martin Lecture Hall 9:30 PM
  • January 31 – Team Meeting at Martin Lecture Hall 9:30 PM
  • February 21 – Team Meeting (Raffle Tickets Due) at Martin Lecture Hall 9:30 PM

Fall Competitions

  • September 22 - Horse Show at UF Western Farm
  • November 3 - Horse Show at UF Western Farm
  • December 1 - Horse Show at Oberlin

Spring Competitions

  • January 19 - IEA Show at UF Western Farm
  • February 2 - Horse Show at Lake Erie College
  • February 23 - Horse Show at UF Western Farm
  • March 2 - Regionals at UF - Western AM/Hunt Seat PM
  • March 16 – 17 - Semi Finals at UF Western Farm
  • May 2-5 - IHSA Nationals in NY- NY State Fairgrounds
2018 Championship
2018 Championship
The University of Findlay IHSA Western team is the 2018 IHSA National Champions!

The Oilers also won the National Championship title in 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010 and have won the Reserve Champion title in 2008, 2014 and 2015.
IHSA Western Team Coach

Team Coach

Spencer Zimmerman is from Newport, Pa. and is a 2011 graduate of The University of Findlay with a bachelor’s degree in western equestrian studies/equine business. He is an instructor in the western equestrian studies program and is one of the top-level riders in AQHA JR Western Riding. He competes at many of the major horse shows, including the All-American Quarter Horse Congress and AQHA World Show.

To learn more about the IHSA Western team, contact Coach Zimmerman at zimmermans@findlay.edu or 419-434-6351.

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