IDA Dressage Team​​​​

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2016-2017 Season Results

​Date ​Saturday's Show ​Sunday's Show
October 22-23, 2016
@ MSU

​November 5, 2016
@ UF
​February 4, 2017
@ UF

​February 18-19, 2017
@ Lake Erie College


​April 1, 2017
@ Albion College
​National Championship
2017 TBA

 

October 22-23, 2016 Show Results

 

Saturday

Sunday​

First Training Level

First Training Level

Upper Training Level

Upper Training Level

​​Lower Training Level

​​Lower Training Level

​Intro Training Level

​Intro Training Level


 

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. 


Tryouts 

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.


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 Practices 

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


Cost/Expenses

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.


Coaches

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. 


2016 National Competition Results​- 12th Place

​Individual​Team

First Training Level

First Training Level

9th - Emilie Ehrman

Upper Training Level


Upper Training Level

6th - Alyssa Rosenthal

Lower Training Level

Lower Training Level

4th - Anastacia Kilberg

Intro Training Level

Intro Training Level

Reserve Champion- Ellie Hill

USDF Quiz First Level

5th - Emily Gill​

USDF Quiz High Level

3rd - Alyssa Rosenthal

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