The Santa Clara University Equestrian Team is a student-run club sport team on campus founded in 2006. We are open to any student who has an interest in horses and horseback riding. It doesn't matter if you are a first-time rider or a seasoned show expert (or anywhere in between). No riding experience is necessary as long as you share our passion for horses!
For a brief overview, please watch this video created in 2013 to thank donors to the Santa Clara Fund:
To be a member of the SCU Equestrian Team, you must:
- attend weekly meetings and participate in activities such as fundraisers
- pay $550 annual dues to help fund lessons, co-hosting shows, socials, and more
- participate in ten official team lessons at Ligara Farms (included in dues)
- ride at least once weekly at the barn of your choice
- belong to the IHSA ($30/year) and USHJA ($15/year)
- pay $35/class entry fee and $45/day coach fee when competing
As of the 2013-14 school year we have a fun new part of the SCU Equestrian Team: the dressage team! Here is a message from Julia Ivanitski, a co-founder of our dressage team: "Absolutely anyone is able to join, since dressage is the basis of all english riding. If you want to join the equestrian team but ride western, you are more than welcome to join the dressage team or ride in the IHSA flat classes. The dressage team partakes in show competitions just like the hunter jumpers, so you won't miss out on anything." For more information about the dressage team or to express your interest, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The dressage team is separate from the hunt seat team, and it competes through the Intellecollegiate Dressage Associate (IDA).
L-R back row: Stephen, Charlotte, Lexie, Coach Susan Crenshaw, Alyssa, Wendy, and Camille. L-R front row: Heather, Carly, Jenna at the Stanford Red Barn, February 2015.