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Intercollegiate Equestrian Teams

Intercollegiate Horse Show Association

Intercollegiate Horse Show Association promotes competition for riders of all skill levels, who compete individually and as teams at regional, zone, and national levels. IHSA was founded on the principle that any college student should be able to participate in horse shows regardless of his or her financial status or riding level. Emphasis is on learning, sportsmanship, and fun.


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Bridgewater College is a liberal arts college preparing students to gain a comprehensive appreciation for the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences. Bridgewater College is beginning its seventh year with an Equestrian team. The Program offers three different participation options including an Intercollegiate Riding Team, Academic Credit, and Recreational Riding.


402 East College Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812 


Christopher Newport University is a private liberal arts college located in Newport News, VA. Undergraduate and graduate programs at CNU include more than 80 academic majors and programs, ranging from accounting to theater arts, management to social work. The CNU Equestrian Team, a member of IHSA, is a diverse riding experience. The program invites participation from all levels of riders and want-to-be riders. The team currently rides at Stonehouse Stables in Toano, VA.


1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606 


Founded in 1842, Hollins University offers a liberal arts education for women and was named in the 2005 Kaplan/Newsweek college guide as the nation’s "hottest riding school." The riding center is located on campus, within easy walking distance from most residence halls. Hollins facilities include indoor and outdoor riding rings plus a 20-acre flat field with jumps. Hollins also offers a Riding Club. The Hollins Riding Club is open to all students who participate in the riding program, regardless of skill level. It is completely run by students and serves as a support system for the entire riding program by helping organize IHSA shows held at Hollins as well as sponsoring various riding-related social activities.


P. O. Box 9707, Roanoke, Virginia 24020


James Madison University, located in the center of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, currently offers 62 different undergraduate major programs, including a top-ranked business program (BusinessWeek magazine ranks JMU top 5 percent nationally among undergrad B-schools). The JMU Equestrian Team encourages and develops the equestrian abilities in students to promote participation in all types of activities dealing with horses and competitive riding.


MSC 0101, Harrisonburg VA 22807 


Washington and Lee University. Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee University is named for two of the most influential men in American history: George Washington, whose generous endowment of $20,000 in 1796 helped the fledgling school (then known as Liberty Hall Academy) survive, and Robert E. Lee, whose presidency and innovative leadership brought the University into the national limelight. Riding is among the youngest athletic programs at Washington and Lee, completing its first varsity season in 1999-2000.


2 Lee Avenue, Lexington, VA 24450 


William & Mary is a small, public liberal arts university located in Williamsburg, offering undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. The William & Mary riding team includes both a competitive team competing in IHSA shows and a club team whose members participate in lessons and social activities.


Cedar Valley Farm, 2016 Forge Road, Toano, VA 23186


Founded in 1963, Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre is the only nationally accredited equestrian career college in the US. Focused on providing a hands-on, skill based education; Meredith Manor prepares students to be professional trainers, riding instructors, stable managers, equine massage therapists and farriers. Their 130-acre campus is home to 100 students and 150 horses and includes 8 barns, 7 indoor arenas, a classroom complex, farrier, equine massage, and leatherworking shops, dormitories and cafeteria. Programs range from 3 months to 2 years. Federal financial aid is available to qualified applicants.


147 Saddle Lane, Waverly, WV 26184


Longwood University

Longwood University. A state-assisted, co-educational university, Longwood offers students a choice of more than 100 undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations. Graduate programs include business, education, English, sociology and communication sciences & disorders. The Longwood Equestrian Team is a hunter/jumper organization that rides primarily in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, Inc. The team is a member of Zone 4 Region 2. The Longwood Equestrian Team offers lessons and trail rides to all riders beginner through advanced. Winter Hill Farm currently hosts the team. Facilities include indoor and outdoor riding facilities on its scenic 200 acres.


Address: 201 High Street, Farmville, VA 23909 
Phone: 434-395-2000


Lynchburg College Founded in 1903, Lynchburg College is an independent, coeducational, residential college with an enrollment of approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Lynchburg College offers a rigorous academic program of undergraduate, graduate, and pre-professional programs provides thirty-five major and forty-three minor fields of concentration offered through six schools.


1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501 


University of Mary Washington is a co-educational, public institution located in historic Fredericksburg, VA. UMW offers more than 40 majors and programs of study. The University of Mary Washington's riding program is conducted at Hazelwild Farm located five miles from campus, in Spotsylvania County. The facilities include seventy stalls with all the modern amenities and ample turnout. The stables also provide two outdoor rings, a cross country course, and a full-scale indoor arena, the A. Elizabeth Morrison Equestrian Center. Students may take part in all activities at Hazelwild Farm, including boarding, lessons, and showing, both local and rated.


1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 


Sweet Briar College is a private, women’s liberal arts and sciences college located in central Virginia, about 50 miles south of Charlottesville. The College hosts several riding competitions each year, including indoor shows, a hunter trial, a hunter pace, and the annual Sweet Briar Horse Show, begun in 1926. The Equine Studies Certificate offers riders a liberal arts foundation combined with preparation for possible equine related careers. The certificate program has two separate concentrations, Management and Teaching and Schooling. The Riding Center features a 120’ x 300’ indoor arena, three outdoor rings, an enclosed lungeing ring, and more than seven teaching and schooling fields.


123 Powerplant Circle, Sweet Briar, VA 24595 


Virginia Tech. Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college named Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, Virginia Tech is now a comprehensive, research university with the largest full-time student population in Virginia. The Equestrian Club of Virginia Tech is a recognized club in the Virginia Tech Sports Club Federation comprised of undergraduate students with an interest in horses. The Equestrian Club sponsors the Intercollegiate Riding Team and allows students to observe, organize or participate in equine related activities such as horse shows and clinics.


3450 Litton Reaves Hall, Blacksburg VA 24061 


Located in Lynchburg, Randolph (formerly Randolph Macon Women’s College) is a coeducational, liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 700 students. As a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), Randolph College competes with 12 area colleges and enters regional and national competitions, in addition to USA Equestrian (USAE) and Southwest Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association (SWVHJA) shows. A 100-acre riding facility is located 15 minutes from campus with a jumping amphitheater and modern covered arena.


2500 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg VA 24503 

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