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Equestrian Team

About the Team

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    Download a PDF of the Chronicle of the Horse profile of Interim president Jay Griswold, a lifelong equestrian, discussing the occasion of the first fox chase to celebrate the College’s equestrian team.
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    Eight riders head for IHSA regional competition and Hanna Myrdahl ’17, captain of the Equestrian Team, takes another trip to the national championships.
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    Having earned regional high-point honors, WC’s Hanna Myrdahl ’17 finished 12th in the nation at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association’s National Championships.
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    Spurred by a strong new crop of freshman riders and several accomplished upper- classmen, Washington College’s hunt seat equestrian team is poised this spring to nail its best finish ever in its tightly competitive region.
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    Meet the Washington College Western Team. This team competes in approximately ten Zone 4, Region 4 IHSA shows each semester.

The Equestrian Club at Washington College is open to all students, regardless of riding ability or experience.

Anyone may join the Club, which holds regular meetings, organizes trail rides, and participates in horse oriented activities. The Equestrian Club itself does not compete in any shows, but we still have a good time!  

Students may also join the Equestrian Team, which is the Club’s competitive branch. The Washington College Equestrian Team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. The Team competes in Zone 3 Region 5 and has two parts: the English Team and the Western Team. Each Team attends about 10 intercollegiate shows per year.

IHSA does not restrict athletes like other college sports, and riders of all levels are allowed to compete at IHSA sponsored shows. Unlike traditional United States Equestrian Federation shows, host schools provide the horses and tack used in intercollegiate competitions, so members of our Club and Team are not required to own their own horses. The English Team rides out of Glendale Riding School with coach Chris Bigelow. The Western Team is now riding at Bishop Performance Horses Center in Centreville MD with coach Karen Marx, who is joining the team as the new coach starting the 2015-2016 show season.  


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