​IHSA Western Team​


2016-2017 Season

Shows Start at 9AM
Click the links below for Results After the Show!

September 24, 2016 @ Seneca County Fairgrounds (Tiffin), AM & PM
October 1, 2016 @ Blue Lakes Farm (YSU), AM & PM
November 5, 2016 @ UF, AM & PM

December 3, 2016 @ Equine Differences (Oberlin), AM & PM
February 18, 2017 @ UF, AM & PM
March 12, 2017 @ Blue Lakes Farm (Akron & YSU)

March 18-19, 2017 Semi Finals Show @ TBA

May 3-7, 2017 National Championship @ KHP, Lexington, KY


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



2016​ IHSA Western Team National Championships
3rd Place



Beginner Western Horsemanship

3rd- Megan Dulle

Intermediate Western Horsemanship 7th- Erica Frantz

9th- Casey Bates

Novice Western Horsemanship

National Champion-

Emma Willeke

3rd- Julia Roshelli

Advanced Western Horsemanship 8th- Sarah Shedd

7th- ​​Lauren Martin

Open Western Horsemanship

5th- Marissa Phillips

National Champion-
Hanna Hedderick
3rd- Holly Phillips
Open Reining​4th- Elizabeth Hayes
​6th- Kayla Magrum