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College Equestrian Teams: What’s The Best Fit For You? NCAA vs. IHSA

By Intern Annie Birmingham The end of May marks a new adventure for high school students across America: it is officially time to begin contemplating your college options. This task is particularly tedious for young...

Thrills, Spills, & One Big Work-Off: Adam Edgar Is Electric in the USEF/Cacchione Cup...

BY NINA FEDRIZZI Beezie Madden won it for Southern Seminary in 1984. Peter Wylde took the title for Tufts two years later. If ever there was a predictor of...

How to Prepare for Next Year’s IEA Competitions During the Off Season

BY INTERN REBECCA KAPLAN Weeks after the 2018 IEA National championships, activity for many IEA team members has come to a halt. The show season for the Interscholastic Equestrian Association begins during mid autumn and...

What is IEA? The Interscholastic Equestrian Association Explained

BY LAUREN KEILTY Do you have a friend or child who competes in IEA? An overwhelming majority of non-horsey parents have no idea what their child does in their sport, but...

Sweet Briar College: Better than Ever

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES Private education is a challenging and changing landscape in the age of skyrocketing tuition and online options. Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, VA found itself in the same difficult conundrum...

Should You Have a Horse in College? Probably Not, But Do It Anyway

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN When I prepared for my first semester at college as an eighteen-year-old freshman, I got ready in a way that many others have. I went shopping with my parents for...

The Ride that Blew the Lights Out: Caitlin Boyle Clinches NCEA Championships for...

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES April 21, 2018. The arena thundered and shook with the roar of united voices in a display of athletic pride, pandemonium, and solidarity rarely seen in the equestrian industry. As...

Picking the Best College Riding Program for You

BY ERIN PRUTOW Prior to opening my own equine law practice in Southern California, I spent four incredible years showing on the Oklahoma State NCEA Equestrian Team. Like many high school...

6 Pieces of Advice for Competing at IEA Nationals

 Written by: Carly Nasznic, Photos by: Stan Nasznic  The 2015 IEA National Finals are coming up very soon and with only a limited time to prepare for them, here are some tips on how to make...

5 Tips to Survive Your First Collegiate Horse Show

BY DANA WHITE Being on a collegiate show team is exciting, but if it is your first show, the unknown may lead to some unwanted nerves. To help combat your concerns, remember to stick to...

The Road to IEA Nationals

BY LAUREN KEILTY IEA season is a wrap as Hunt-Seat National Finals finished up in Syracuse, NY. Only the top eighteen riders and teams got that far, but what did it take to get there?...

SCAD Equestrian: A Legacy of Excellence

BY ASHLEY HENRY, Equestrian Head Coach, The Savannah College of Art and Design Building a championship team is truly a creative endeavor.  Next year will be my fifteenth year...

Your Guide to Interscholastic Riding: Different Organizations Explained

BY MACKENZIE SCHUMAN For many riders, the start of winter means the end of the show season. However, for many others, the winter only means more opportunities to ride and grow as a rider, even...

Taylor St Jacques Panel on Success After Junior Years

BY HELENA GLOVER WEISS The arduous life of a junior rider requires extreme commitment, but the transition from a junior to an amateur needs much more. Taylor St Jacques, the...

Fountain Valley School: Reading, Writing, Riding, & The Rockies!

BY SISSY WICKES Imagine a high school student finishing a rigorous academic day, grabbing their backpack, and heading out into the blue sky and mountain vistas at Fountain Valley...

Tough Weather and Tough Riders at the “Lucky Seven” IHSA Alumni Tournament of Champions

“Lucky 7”  the Seventh Anniversary of the Alumni Tournament of Champions (hunt seat edition) once again had a slightly crazy Mother Nature throwing some interesting weather and oddly low temps at the 100 or...

The Right Stuff: At IEA Finals, Sportsmanship Reigns

BY NINA FEDRIZZI Coffee was a necessity on Friday along the coliseum rail of the IEA Hunt Seat National Finals at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, New York. Though the start time of...

A Day with the IHSA

Above: A rider walking by the arena at a 2016 St. Lawrence University IHSA Show. Photo by Adam Hill. By TPH Editor Sissy Wickes As a Director of the USHJA, a judge, a trainer, and a...