Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) Team

IDA Team Photo

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.

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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.

2022 Competition Schedule

Sunday, October 2nd @ UNH
Saturday, October 8th @ UVM
Saturday & Sunday October 15-16th - Carl Hester NEDA Symposium @ MHC
Saturday, October 22nd @ JWU
Saturday, October 29th @ UCONN
Sunday, November 6th @ UMASS
Saturday, November 19th @ MHC

2021-2022 Competition Results
Horse and rider

UVM - 1st Place Team
JWU - 3rd Place Team
UMASS - 6th Place Team
UCONN - 2nd Place Team
UNH - 4th Place Team
MHC - 5th Place Team

Spring 2022

MHC - 3rd Place Team
UCONN - 3rd Place Team
JWU - 6th Place Team
3rd Place Overall Team Region A/B

11th Place Team IDA Nationals

Emily Sandler - 1st Place Intro Rider Region A/B
IDA Intro Rider Reserve National Champion
Sarah Lombardi - 3rd Place Lower Training Rider Region A/B

IDA team

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


Haley Scofield

2022-2023 UNH IDA Team Roster
First Level
  • Kenzie Hill
  • Julia Reynolds
Upper Training
  • Caroline Fernald (Senior Captain)
  • Kendyl Drum
  • Emma Donoghue (Jr. Co-Captain)
  • Grace Houghton
  • Reina Bouma
Lower Training
  • Hazel Neary
  • Emily Sandler
  • Sarah Bourgoin
  • Annelie Kershaw (Jr. Co-Captain)
  • Jasmine McPherson
  • Elizabeth Sawyer
  • Megan Vetter
  • Grace Walker