​IHSA Western Team​


2015-2016 Season

Shows Start at 9AM
Click the links below for Results After the Show!
October 3, 2015 @ YSU, AM & PM
February 13, 2016 @ Equine Differences hosted by Oberlin College AM & PM



The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association “IHSA” provides collegiate riders of all skills the opportunity to compete individually and as teams in competition. It was founded on the principle that any college student should be able to participate in horse shows regardless of his or her riding ability or financial status. IHSA offers 6 levels of Western Riding, beginner through Open/Reining.   IHSA membership has 8,300+ students and 370+ colleges and universities across the United States and Canada that participate in the IHSA.​
In IHSA the 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 stirrups and enter the show ring. 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.


The western team coaches provide 3 practices per week, requiring each team member to attend one.
The University of Findlay covers all varsity team travel and showing expenses.  The team member is required to supply approved show attire.


Tryouts are a three evening affair. Each evening is dedicated to certain divisions.  You tryout in the division you would be showing in.


The Western IHSA Team has a fundraiser each fall selling ads that help defer the cost of team jackets.  The team runs an IEA Show at the UF facilities and have an Invitational in the Spring to add to their fundraising efforts. The UF Western Equestrian Team members are encouraged to give back to the community. They donate their portion of the 50/50 from each IHSA show held at UF to the Make a Wish Foundation.  The team members also donate time at the City Mission.​ 

IHSA Western Team Coaches:

Head Coach: Cindy Morehead
Asst. Coach: Clark Bradley
Graduate Asst.: Makena Lawrence




​ IHSA Western Team Reserve Champions
​IHSA Western National Team Reserve Champions

Kirby Wierda, Brandon Morin,  Sarah Shedd,  Marissa Phillips, Elizabeth Hayes, Katelyn Lundquist

​Individual Novice Horsemanship

Sarah Shedd, 

National Champion

Individual Advanced Horsemanship

Hanna Hedderick, Reserve Champion

Kristina Schneider, 12th Place

Individual Intermediate Horsemanship

Kayla Harris, 9th Place

Individual Open Horsemanship

Elizabeth Hayes, 3rd Place

Josh Clevenger, 7th Place

Individual Open Reining

Ashley Winters, 5th Place

​Individual Beginner Horsemanship

Lindsay Testerman, 

National Champion

Kristin Roessner, 8th Place

Individual AQHA High Point Rider

Josh Clevenger, 4th Place

​Team Open Horsemanship

Marissa Phillips, 

National Champion

​Team Novice Horsemanship

Kirby Wierda, 3rd Place

​Team Beginner Horsemanship

Katelyn Lundquist, 5th Place

​Team Advanced Horsemanship

Sarah Shedd, 5th Place

​Team Intermediate Horsemanship

Brandon Morin, 6th Place

​Team Open Reining

Elizabeth Hayes, 4th Place