The Club Equestrian Team at UGA competes in Huntseat Equitation through the IHSA. All levels and disciplines of riding are welcome and no experience is necessary.
All of our members compete in different levels from Walk/Trot to the Open division. The team is also involved in community equestrian events throughout the Athens area and practices out of a private facility located about 25 minutes from campus. The team consists of about 25 student athletes that compete in the Hunt Seat division.
HOW IT WORKS:
Typically, there are two to three weekend-long or day shows a semester. In addition, there are post-season competitions, for those that
qualify: Regionals, Zones, and Nationals.
At the shows, the host college provides all horses and tack (although some schools bring horses and tack to be used in competition). In the morning, riders get to watch all the horses get warmed up prior to the "draw" and start of the show. Before the showing begins, one member of the team attends the "draw", where each rider is randomly assigned to a horse drawn from a "hat". For each class, the rider goes straight into the ring with no warm-up. Each rider earns individual points while showing, but one member is chosen from each class, by the coach, to earn points for the team. Riders and teams accumulate points throughout the season and these points go towards qualification for post-season competitions.