IHSA Hunt Seat Team​​​​​

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January 30-31, 2016 at The University of Findlay- 9:00AM

February 6-7, 2016 at Lake Erie College-9:00AM

March 12, 2016 Regional Qualifier Show at The University of Findlay- 9:00 AM


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 intense 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 Coaches

Head Coach:   Stephanie Leddy - leddy@findlay.edu

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IHSA Hunt Seat National Competition 2015

9th place

Team Walk Trot Equitation

Megan Dulle, 6th Place

 Team Novice Equitation Over Fences 

Grace Meagher, 5th Place

Team Novice Equitation on the Flat

Grace Meagher, 6th Place

Team Intermediate Equitation on the Flat 

Elle Brady, 6th Place

Team Intermediate Equitation Over Fences

Katie Pohlman, 12th Place

Team Open Equitation Over Fences

Marco Polo Uchoa, 

7th Place

Individual Open
Equitation Over Fences

Jessica Barno, 

National Champion

Individual Open
Equitation on the Flat

Bethany Ockwell, 3rd Place

Individual Intermediate Equitation on the Flat

Katie Pohlman, 3rd Place

Individual Walk Trot Equitation

Celina Ortiz, 5th Place

Individual Intermediate Equitation Over Fences

Sydney Barnett, 8th Place​