​​​​Competition Results​

​2019 IHSA Nationals

​​​The Oiler's have won the 2019 National Championship! The University of Findlay successfully defended their 2018 title and took home the trophy for the second consecutive year with 49 points. University of Wisconsin-River Falls was named reserve champion with 41 points and Ohio State University was a close third with 39 points.​ Read the full story on the western team's success in Findlay's Newsroom​


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2019 IHSA Semifinals 


The University of Findlay hosted and competed in  Western IHSA Semifinals on March 12, 2019.  After a very successful weekend, the University of Findlay Team finished first with 39 points and will be moved on to defend their title at the 2019 IHSA Western National Championships, held May 2 -5, 2019 in Syracuse, NY.

The team rider results are as followed:
Team Beginner Horsemanship: Morgan Eckstein 1st place
Team Intermediate Horsemanship: Miranda Klein-3rd place
Team Novice Horsemanship: Bryant Fox-1st place
Team Advanced Horsemanship: Charity Thacker-1st place
Team Open Horsemanship: Julia Roshelli-1st place
Team Open Reining: Morgan Knerr-1st place

Individual riders from the IHSA Western show team also competed in the event with five students placing in the top four, allowing them to move onto nationals.

IHSA Western Semifinals Individual Results


2019 IHSA Regionals

The team finished the regular season as High Point Team and will be moving on to compete at Semi-Finals. Findlay rider Julia Roshelli finished the season as High Point Rider and will be moving on to compete at Nationals. The University of Findlay will be hosting the 2109 IHSA Semi -Final at the Western Farm on March 16-17.

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February 23, 2019

Horse Show at Findlay Western Barn


University’s of Findlay Western IHSA Team hosted and showed in their last regular season show where the High Point Team of both the morning and afternoon shows! This marks an undefeated 2018-19 season. In the morning show, Morgan Knerr was the high point rider and James Novak was the reserved high point rider.  In the afternoon show, James Novak was the high point rider and Julia Roshelli was the reserved high point rider.  It was a very successful show to end the regular season and we are very excited to show and host Regionals next Saturday, March 2nd.  We hope that you are able to come out and cheer on the Findlay riders!  Congratulations to the following riders who will be competing at Regionals:

Riding at Regionals:
Open Reining: Julia Roshelli, Morgan Knerr
Open Horsemanship: Anna Ritzi, Hailey Ostrowski, Julia Roshelli, James Novak, Morgan Knerr, Julia Bastian
Advanced Horsemanship: Jamie Kittle, CeCe Klein, Charlotte Chubb
Novice Horsemanship: Maria Kochel, Maverick Guenther, Dylan Lewis, Charity Thacker, Leah Ely
Intermediate Horsemanship: Aubrey Rains, Bryant Fox, Hailey Powers, Kristina Stevens, Kara Walcher, Jaime Reeves, Taylor Edwards
Beginner Horsemanship: Lauren Keyser, Michelle Szafraniec, Alexi Nielsen

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February 2, 2019

​​Horse Show at Lake Erie College


Findlay was the high point team in both the morning and afternoon shows. In the morning show, Morgan Knerr was the high point rider and Anna Ritzi was the reserve high point rider. In the afternoon show, Julia Roshelli was the high point rider and Hailey Ostrowski was the reserve high point rider. Congratulations to the following riders who are currently qualified for Regionals:

Open Reining: Morgan Knerr, Julia Roshelli
Open Horsemanship: Anna Ritzi, Julia Roshelli
Advanced Horsemanship: Cece Klein, Charlotte Chubb, Jamie Kittle
Novice Horsemanship: Maria Kochel, Maverick Guenther, Dylan Lewis, Leah Ely, Charity Thacker
Intermediate Horsemanship: Aubrey Rains, Bryant Fox, Kristina Stevens, Hailey Powers, Kara Walcher, Jamie Reeves, Taylor Edwards
Beginner Horsemanship-Alexi Nielson, Sarah Bergolt



November 3, 2018

Horse Show at the University of Findlay Western Farm


T he IHSA Western team remained undefeated by earning high point team in both the morning and afternoon shows. In addition to the highpoint team award, Findlay riders also won individual high point rider awards. In the morning show, Hailey Ostrowski was the high point rider, with Julie Roshelli placing as reserve high point rider. In the afternoon, Roshelli placed as high point rider with Julia Bastian receiving reserve high point rider. Congratulation to these three riders and the rest of the Findlay IHSA Western team for their successes this season.

Results from the IHSA Western Competition on November 3rd 

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September 22, 2018

​​Horse Show at the University of Findlay Western Farm


The reigning IHSA national champions opened their season with a horse show on home turf, the University of Findlay Western Farm. The Oilers were the high point team in both the morning and the afternoon show.

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