Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Team

IHSA team roster 2014-15

Vickie Barry 2017
Sarah Beggan 2017
Karlee Burmaster 2016
Co-Captain Heather Burno 2016
Alexis Foglio 2018
Jenna Francis 2015
Co-Captain Katie Gadoua 2015
Emily Gibson 2017
Nicole Graham 2016
Elsa Javenes 2016
Missy Iverson 2016
Courtney Kenefick 2017
Hannah King 2016
Mily Mallard 2017
Casey O'Dea 2017
Mikaela Oustayan 2017
Cassidy Parrinello 2018
Linsey Phelan 2015
Megan Presutti 2018
Kayleen Rojek 2016
Julia Schmidt 2016
Paige Templeton 2018
Olivia Thomson 2017
Aileen Whitty 2018

IHSA Student
Interested in trying out for the 2013-2014 Team?  Attend the MANDATORY Info night Weds. Sept. 11th at 5:15pm in the Light Horse Classroom (located by the Main Green and white horse barn next to the indoor arena).  Tryouts will then be held Saturday, Sept. 14th @8:30am with practices beginning Sept. 20th at 2pm during the regular weekly practice time of 2-4pm. - See more at: http://equine.unh.edu/ida#sthash.80Gj3f1m.dpuf
Interested in trying out for the 2013-2014 Team?  Attend the MANDATORY Info night Weds. Sept. 11th at 5:15pm in the Light Horse Classroom (located by the Main Green and white horse barn next to the indoor arena).  Tryouts will then be held Saturday, Sept. 14th @8:30am with practices beginning Sept. 20th at 2pm during the regular weekly practice time of 2-4pm. - See more at: http://equine.unh.edu/ida#sthash.80Gj3f1m.dpuf
  • 2014 Zone 1 Region 2 Reserve Champion Team
  • 2013 10th Place Team IHSA National Championships
  • 2013 Zone 1 Reserve Champion Team
  • 2013 Zone 1 Region 2 Champion Team 
  • 2012 Zone 1 Region 2 Champion Team
  • 2012  3rd Place Team Zone 1 Championships
  • 2011 Zone 1 Region 2 Champion Team
  • 2011 Zone 1 Reserve Champion Team
  • 2011 IHSA National Championships 10th Place Team

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.

Fall 2014 Schedule / Results (click each date for results)

  1. Oct. 11 at University of Vermont (Imajica, Williston, VT) 
  2. Oct. 12 at Middlebery College (The Equestry, New Haven, VT)
  3.  Oct. 18  at Dartmouth College (Dartmouth Riding Center, Etna, NH)
  4. Oct. 25 at Colby Sawyer College (West Meadow Stables, Bradford, NH)
  5. Nov. 1 at HOME (UNH Equine Facility, Durham, NH)UNH wins High Point College with a 45 point card!
  6. Nov. 2 at Endicott College (Springtide Farm, Boxford, MA) UNH ties for HIGH Point College
  7. Nov. 8 at Dartmouth College (Dartmouth Riding Center, Etna, NH)

Spring 2015 Schedule / Results (click each date for results)

TBD

UNH Intercollegiate Hunt Seat Team Regional Qualifiers 2015

Karlee Burmaster  (Novice Flat)

Casey O'Dea (Novice Fences)

Linsey Phelan (Novice Fences)

Katie Gadoua (Novie Flat)

Jenna Francis (Novice Flat)

Emily Gibson (Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter)

Olivia Thomson (Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter)

Mily Mallard (Walk / Trot)