IDA Dressage Team​​​​

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2015-2016 Season Results

​Date ​Saturday's Show ​Sunday's Show
​October 17-18, 2015
Team A- Grand Champion
Team B- Third Place
​Team A- Grand Champion
High Point RIder:
Alyssa Rosenthal
October 31, 2015
@ UF 9:00AM
Team B- Grand Champion
Team A- Reserve Champion
Reserve High Point Rider:
Emilie Ehrman
​February 13, 2016
@ UF 9:00 AM
Team B- Grand Champion
Team A- Reserve Champion
Reserve High Point Rider:
Emilie Ehrman
​February 20-21, 2016
@ Lake Erie College
Reserve Champion Team
Reserve High Point Rider:
Chloe Johnson
Reserve Champion Team
​National Championship
April 2016
12th Place Team

2016 National Championship Show


12th Place Team

First Training Level

9th - Emilie Ehrman

Upper Training Level

6th - Alyssa Rosenthal

​​Lower Training Level

4th - Anastacia Kilberg

​Intro Training Level

Reserve Champion- Ellie Hill

USDF Quiz First Level

5th - Emily Gill​

​USDF Quiz High Level

3rd - Alyssa Rosenthal


IDA Shows

We have approximately six regional shows each year along with Nationals. We encourage all members and parents to travel with us. Students learn teamwork, time management and how to be an effective rider who produces a winning ride in the dressage arena. It is not necessary to be an equine major to participate on the team. Many riders major in a variety of other degrees and compete on the team.

The IDA team consists of an Introductory level rider, two Training level riders, and a First level rider. IDA teams do not transport their own horses to competitions. The host school provides all horses for the show. The team captain, (the First level rider), participates in a "draw" to determine the team's group of four horses. The horses are then "paraded" while each coach assigns one of its riders to each horse in the group of horses. Riders then mount at their assigned time, receive 10 minutes to warm up and perform their dressage test for the judge. 


Team tryouts are held during the beginning of September. An ASTM approved helmet is required. Show clothes and tack are recommended, but not required. Students may rent a tack locker (if available) for $60 a semester to store their equipment. 

You will try out on one of the University's school horses and will be assigned to an appropriate competition level.



Weekly practices are posted and are held in the early morning! 


Our IDA team is a school funded club sport. Therefore, travel and showing expenses are covered by the school. For more information about IDA, visit the Intercollegiate Dressage Association website.


Head Coach: Nicole Thuengen
Assistant Coach: Carrie Swain

Reserve National Champion in 2012!

Since 2004, The University of Findlay's Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) Team has qualified for the IDA Nationals both as a team and with individuals. The IDA team was first in the region in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007 and second in the Region in 2013, 2006 and 2005.  At Nationals, our team finished 12th in 2016, 7th place in 2015, 8th place in 2014, sixth place in 2013, was Reserve National Champion in 2012 and finished fifth in 2011, fourth in 2010, tenth in 2009, eighth in 2008, fourth in 2007 and 2006, and seventh in 2005. 

2015 National Competition Results​- 7th Place


First Training Level

First Training Level

11th Place- Becca Spellman

Upper Training Level

5th Place-Emilie Ehrman

Upper Training Level

4th Place-Emilie Ehrman

Lower Training Level

2nd Place- Sammi Russell

Lower Training Level

5th Place-Alyssa Rosenthal

Intro Training Level

2nd Place- Keren Rottschafer

Intro Training Level

8th Place- Keren Rottschafer

UF equestrian students have formed lifelong friendships and received business opportunities because of their participation on the IDA and other teams.