College Riding

December 2013

Bridgewater College Equestrian Club hosts 12th annual “Horses’ Christmas

The Equestrian Club of Bridgewater College will host the 12th annual “Horses’ Christmas” at the Bridgewater College Equestrian Center in Weyers Cave, on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m.

The BCEC is located off of U.S. 11 on Burketown Road, between Weyers Cave and Mt. Crawford. This year’s theme is “A Superhero Christmas.” All elementary and pre-school students in the community and their families are invited to the presentation, which will feature horses dressed in seasonal garb […]

November 2013

Averett University IDA team has outstanding show on Nov. 23, 2013


On Saturday November 23, 2013, Averett Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) hosted the final competition of the semester. Among the visiting schools were NC State, Longwood University, and fierce rivals St. Andrews University. Despite a freezing cold start, the day warmed up and the rides definitely reflected the gorgeous weather! Averett’s Team A finished 3rd and Team B finished 1st, thanks to the great rides by the team members:

At First Level: Shannon Stone placed 1st

Jessie Hayes […]

September 2013

CHANGE IN IHSA POWER STRUCTURE IN THE SOUTH? Results from the Collegiate Tournament of Champions Preseason Classic

Collegiate Tournament of Champions started in high gear with the Preseason Classic, September 21, hosted by Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia.  It didn’t take more than a few cases for it to become apparent that nothing was apparent in the new season of Tournament of Champions.  In the end, top five teams were separated by only four points in the standings, and the top eight teams by only eight.  For lack of a clever euphemism, […]

May 2013

40th IHSA National Championships: One for the Record Books

Only twice in the 40-year history of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Championships have two hunter seat teams tied for the Collegiate Cup overall high point title: 1980, when Southern Seminary College tied with SUNY Stony Brook, and 1989, when Colby-Sawyer College tied with Pennsylvania State University.

Add 2013 to that short list. St. Lawrence University coach Mary Drueding and her defending national champion Saints will share the IHSA hunter seat high point team Collegiate […]

April 2013

IHSA to Celebrate 40 Years of America’s Oldest and Largest Collegiate Equestrian National Championships

In 1973 there were no cell phones, home computers, smart cars or internet but there were a determined handful of college coaches and teams who met in good-natured competition for what became the first annual Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Championships.  This May 2-5, the Equine Arena of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg will host the 40th celebration of what are now the oldest and largest  collegiate equestrian national championships in America, bringing […]

Equestrian Talent Search held at Bridgewater College on April 12-13, 2013

Collegiate EQUESTRIAN TALENT SEARCH concluded their most successful and active season 2012-13 season at Bridgewater College in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of central Virginia, April 12-13.  The event began with a classroom seminar on Friday night, offered mounted clinics with college equestrian coaches on Saturday, then concluded with a horse show in the IHSA collegiate format.  Clinicians were Matt Arrigon of St. Andrews University, the 2013 IHSA Zone 5 Champion Coach; Jim Arrigon, the only […]