The UWEC Equestrian Show Team competes through the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) in Hunter Seat Equitation and Western Horsemanship Classes as well as Jumping and Reining. We are part of Zone 7 Region 3 competing against other Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Canadian colleges.
"The [Intercollegiate Horse Shows] Association was founded on the principle that any college student should be able to participate in horse shows, regardless of their financial status or riding level. The IHSA attempts to eliminate the expenses of students owning horses and allows more students to compete. Students ride horses that are furnished by the host college and chosen by drawing lots. The use of personal tack is not allowed and schooling is not permitted. The theory behind this structure is to equalize variables of the competition and test the horsemanship of the contestants. Classes range from walk/trot for first year riding students, to the Open Division for the more experienced riders." -IHSA Inc