The Team The Equestrian Team started competition in the Fall of 2010. The team is a sports club on the Southeast Missouri State University Campus. Being a sports club means that the we are student run, and student funded. The team is not a varsity sport, and thus it does not get support from the athletic department. The team is open to all students on the Southeast campus. Competing members, though, are required to be a full time Southeast Missouri State student, take weekly lessons, and must be evaluated by our coach.
The Barn We just moved, and are now run out of our coach, SuAnne Remley's, barn. This will be where we take our lessons, and where most of our team meetings will be taking place. We have weekly times that are set up for riders to come and take lessons. It is required that competing riders take at least one lesson a week in order to make sure they are ready for competitions. It is $25 for the first lesson each week and $15 for each lesson after in that week. This is to try and encourage riders to take as many lessons as they can to be more competitive at shows.
The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association We compete in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (go to www.ihsainc.com for more information on the IHSA) against other teams in our region. These teams include Black Hawk College, Illinois State University, Missouri State University, Northern Illinois University, Northwest Missouri State University, Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Truman State University, University of Kansas, Washington University and Western Illinois University.
There are multiple levels of competition so no matter how much or how little riding experience a person has they can compete. The IHSA uses a point system where riders earn points based on where they place. When riders accumulate enough points they can qualify to go to regionals at the end of the season. From there they can make it to zones, finals, and even nationals.
It is also not required that a member own a horse, tack, nor attire. At IHSA shows, a rider will draw a horse provided by the host school to show on. The team has a small collection of show clothes that can be shared with members who don't own their own clothing. All you need is a love for horses, and a drive to be a part of the team.
Check out the frequently asked questions page below and if you would like more information about the Redhawks Equestrian Team, or the IHSA go to the Contact Us page to let us know!
The new team officers for 2016/2017 include: President: Hailee Long Vice President: Tina Johnston Secretary: Renee Owens Treasurer: Haley Boulware Historian: McKenzie Treese
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