Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) Team

Dressage is a sport of skill and subtlety which is often likened to ballet on horseback. It is a test of harmony between horse and rider. Under Intercollegiate Dressage rules, the host school provides mounts for all of the riders. Riders select a horse in a random draw, watch the horses go and then have 10 minutes to warm up their horse before entering the ring for their test. The challenge of the competition is to create a seamless partnership with an unfamiliar horse in a limited time span. The UNH IDA Team competes intercollegiately against local New England schools.

Riders for the UNH Dressage Team must be riding in a ANSC 402 Horsemanship class or taken it for at least two semesters.  Tryouts for the team are held at the beginning of Fall semester.

Coach:
Emily Stearns
emily.stearns@unh.edu

Thank you to everyone who tried out for the Intercollegiate Dressage Association Team!  You all put in a great effort and I was very impressed by the level of riding. I encourage everyone who did not make the team this year to try out again next year! There are many riders who make the team after trying out several times.

First Level Upper Training Lower Training Introductory
Ally Knoll

Sian Mooney

Sarah Savarese Danshu Li

Victoria Tenaglia

Marny Stivers Cloe Hughes

Katie Kelley

Mackenzie DelVecchio

Julianna Olcott Ryan Terwilliger

Emily Winfrey

  Carrigan Drake   Carley Weber
      Cameron Mater

2018-2019 Schedule Dates

Fall Semester

9/29: UMaine
10/6: UNH Home Show 1
10/20: Johnson and Wales
10/27: University of Rhode Island
10/28: Dartmouth
11/3: UMaine
11/17: UNH Home Show

Past Championships

2018 Regional Reserve Champion, 11th Nationally

2017 Regional Reserve Champion, 12th Nationally

2015 Regional Reserve Champion, 10th Nationally

2013  Regional Champions

2012 Regional Reserve Champions

2011 Regional Reserve Champions

2010 Regional Champions

2009 National Champions