Want to know what it’s really like to ride for a collegiate team? Interested to find out whether your competitive ambitions, educational goals, and dream of attending a big university can all happen in real life? Eager to learn the best ways to catch the eye of the biggest competitive programs? The Plaid Horse is bringing all of these resources to one place for student athletes, parents, and coaches.
Riders, connect with one another over in The Plaid Horse’s exclusive College Equestrian Facebook group.
Check out the riders making a big splash, and well on their way to becoming the next D1 collegiate superstars. Student athletes are organized by graduation year.
Riders: Interested in being featured on the Aspiring Collegiate Riders list? Click here to fill out the registration form.
Coaches: If you are a coach and would like to request any contact information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
Excited to jump start your career in the equestrian world? Join Prof. Klemm for college courses online, covering topics in equestrian coaching, business, and history. Register for the 2022 Summer Sessions now!
- The Andrew Ryback Photography and The Plaid Horse Higher Learning Scholarship is returning in 2022. Over the past years, the scholarship has awarded over $10,000 to students pursuing higher education. Check out more information, entry form and deadlines here! More scholarship info at http://theplaidhorse.com/college.
- US Equestrian Higher Education Scholarship — US Equestrian awards five $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors committed to continuing their involvement in equestrian sport while in college. Applications for 2022 are currently being accepted through the end of July. Eligibility has been recently expanded!
- Optimum Youth Equestrian Scholarship — This scholarship is designed to provide opportunities for youth aged 17-27 from marginalized communities to become involved or stay involved in horse sports through financial awards and mentorship.
- Don Diego Scholarship for Participants in the Del Mar National Horse Show
- SAHJA Scholarship Program
- Nation Media’s Annual Diversity Scholarship
- Optimum Youth Equestrian Scholarship
- SaddleBox Equestrian Studies Scholarship
- NSBA Scholarship
- Kentucky Horse Council Scholarships
From school profiles and advice from successful alumni to stories about a day in the life on a team, check out all of the past issue content from The Plaid Horse.
- School Profiles
- Clarkson University
- University of Tennessee Martin
- Emory & Henry College
- Sweet Briar College
- Dartmouth College
- St. Andrews University
- Lake Erie College
- Recommended Books
- Advice to Young Riders: Get an Education
- Making the Grade: For College Coaches, All Eyes are on Heritage Farm
- Thinking of Going to College for Horses? Read This.
- Why You Should Take Equestrian Studies College Courses Online This Summer
- What Do You Wish You Knew Before Becoming a College Athlete?
- Creating Opportunities: My Experiences as a Working Student In and After College
- Lessons Learned from Collegiate Riding After Last Season Ends Short
- An Open Letter to the Collegiate Equestrians
- Picking the Best College Riding Program for You
- 5 Tips to Survive Your First Collegiate Horse Show
- How Do Medal Final Winners Ride?
- The Equestrian College Advisor – Randi Heathman
- Admissions Village – Aly Beaumont
Collegiate Level Teams
- Continuing Education: NCAA Equestrian
- College Equestrian Teams: What’s the Best Fit for You? NCAA vs. IHSA
- IDA – Intercollegiate Dressage Association
- USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program
- ISSRA – Intercollegiate Saddle Seat Riding Association
- ANRC – American National Riding Commission
High School Level Teams
- Private Schools
- Fountain Valley School
- Interscholastic Equestrian League
- Grades 7-12 students attending member schools in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties
- Athletic Equestrian League
- Grades 1-12
Middle School and Youth Level Teams
- Pony Club
- “Cheers to 10 Fabulous Years” Theme of Alumni Tournament of Champions
- Sacred Heart Pioneers are Third at IHSA Tournament of Champions
- 2020 Alumni Tournament of Champions
- Tough Weather and Tough Riders at the “Lucky Seven” IHSA Alumni Tournament of Champions
- Eighth Annual Alumni Tournament of Champions Celebrates Excellence in Hunt Seat Equitation
- 2016 5th Anniversary Alumni Tournament of Champions