Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Team

UNH IHSA TEAM ROSTER
2017-2018
Co-Captain  Devyn Blood (2018)
Co-Captain Julia Bjorkman (2018)
Laura Clancy (2019)
Carrigan Drake
Lauren Edwards
Rachel Fish (2019)
Tegan Fitzpatrick (2020)
Megan Gordon(2018)
 Sarah Harbinson (2019)
Courtney Kenefick (2017)
Julianna Kinslow
Amber McElhinney (2019)
Robin Fay Brown Morrison
Olyvia O'Brien (2020)
Jessica Oswald
Co-Captain Lauren Pozerski (2019)
Megan Presutti (2018)
Vic Sciortino
Jessica St. Peter (2018)
Courtney Snay (2020)
Amanda Terbrusch (2020)
Hannah Walsh 
Cheryl Wickizer (2020)
 
 
 

Team Photo

The University of New Hampshire is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and competes in the competitive Zone I, Region 2 against other schools from the northeast. IHSA is a unique form of team equestrian competition in which each competitor draws a horse provided by the host school prior to their ride; no schooling or warm up of that horse by the rider is allowed. IHSA tests each rider’s ability to quickly and accurately assess their mount and ride it to the best of their ability. Teams are comprised of riders from walk-trot up to the Medal/Maclay level. Each score counts equally.

Riders also accrue individual points and may qualify to compete at the Regional and Zone Championships.

Try outs for UNH IHSA are held once per year in the beginning of fall semester. Membership is open to full time undergraduate students at the University of New Hampshire or the Thompson School of Applied Science. Riders must be enrolled in ANSC 402 (Horsemanship) or have taken the course at least twice previously to be eligible to try out. Incoming freshmen who are interested in trying out for the team are strongly encouraged to enroll in the earliest orientation session possible to increase their chances of getting a slot in ANSC 402 during their first semester.

The UNH Equestrian Team is completely self funded and members are required to complete fundraising obligations for each semester.  In addition, riders must pay to join the IHSA each academic year.

For more information about the team, please contact Coach Christina Keim at ckeim@unh.edu.

 

 

2016 Regional Reserve Champion Team
2015 Regional Reserve Champion Team
2014 Regional Reserve Champion Team
2013 Regional Champion Team, Zone I Reserve Champion Team, 10th Place IHSA Nationals (Harrisburg, PA)
2012 Regional Champion Team, 3rd Place Zone I Championships
2011 Regional Champion Team, Zone I Reserve Champion Team, 10th Place IHSA Nationals (Lexington, KY)
2010 Regional Reserve Champion Team
2009 Regional Reserve Champion Team

 


 

2017/2018 Schedule Dates  (click on dates for show results)

Fall Semester

10/7 at Middlebury College (New Haven, VT) UNH wins High Point College

10/8 at UVM (Williston, VT)  

10/22 at Dartmouth College (Etna, NH) 

10/28 at home  

10/29 at Colby Sawyer (Twin Ridge Farm, Warner, NH)

11/4 at Dartmouth College (Etna, NH) 

Spring Semester

TBD   Regional Championships at Dartmouth College (Etna, NH)

TBD    Zone I Championships at Mt. Hoyloke College (South Hadley, MA)

Regional Qualifiers for 2017- 2018 Season:

Julia Bjorkman in Novice Fences

Cheryl Wickizer in Novice Fences

Rachel Fish in Walk Trot