About the Team
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.
The Washington College Western Equestrian Team took first place over five other collegiate teams on Saturday, Nov. 7.
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 currently riding at their new barn Bishop Performance Horses with Karen Marx.