Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Team

Vicky Barry (2017)
Sarah Beggan (2017)
Devyn Blood (2018)
Julia Bjorkman (2016)
Karlee Burmaster (2016)
Co-Captain Heather Burno (2016)
Camille Fiorenzi (2019)
Emily Gibson (2016)
Sarah Harbinson (2019)
Melissa Iverson (2016)
Nicole Graham (2016)
Melissa Iverson (2016)
Elsa Javenes (2016)
Courtney Kenefick (2017)
Hannah King (2016)
Nell Leren(2018) training squad
Emily Mallard (2017)
Casey O’Dea (2017)
Mikaela Oustayan (2017)
Cassidy Parrinello (2018)
Lauren Pozerski (2019)
Megan Presutti (2018)
Kayleen Rojek (2017)
Julia Schmidt (2016)
Taylor Shirley (2019)
Emily Teel (2018) training squad
Olivia Thomson (2017)
Tianna Vestri (2018)
Aileen Whitty (2018)
Anna Zygadlo (2019) training squad

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


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



2015/ 2016 Schedule Dates TBD (click on dates for show results)

Fall Semester

  • October 10, 2015 at Middlebury College (The Equestry, New  Haven, VT) UNH WINS RESERVE HIGH POINT COLLEGE
  • October 11, 2015 at University of Vermont (Imajica, Williston, VT) UNH WINS RESERVE HIGH POINT COLLEGE
  • October 17, 2015 at Dartmouth College (Dartmouth Riding Center, Etna, NH) UNH WINS HIGH POINT COLLEGE
  • October 25, 2015 at Colby Sawyer College (West Meadow Stables, Bradford, NH) UNH WINS RESERVE HIGH POINT COLLEGE
  • October 31, 2015 at home UNH WINS RESERVE HIGH POINT COLLEGE
  • November 1, 2015 at Endicott College (Springtide Farm, Boxford, MA)
  • November 7, 2015 at Dartmouth College (Dartmouth Riding Center, Etna, NH)

Spring Semester

  • April 9, 2016 at Zone I Championships (Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA)
  • May 4-8, 2016 IHSA National Championships (Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY)



CONGRATULATIONS to UNH IHSA Regional Qualifiers for 2015/2016

Karlee Burmaster - Novice Fences & Intermediate Flat
Heather Burno- Novice Fences & Novice Flat
    Elsa Javenes - Novice Fences & Novice Flat
    Cassidy Parrinello - Intermediate Flat
Courtney Kenefick - Novice Flat
Hannah King - Novice Fences
Sarah Harbinson Advanced WTC
Missy Iverson Advanced WTC
Mikaela Oustayan Walt / Trot
Julia Schmidt Advanced WTC