The University of Delaware Equestrian Team is one of the largest club sport team on the Delaware campus. It is comprised of about 115 active members who vary in skill level; from never riding a horse to competing nationally on the A-Circuit. Every member's riding discipline differs; from western pleasure, gaming, eventing, dressage, hunters, jumpers, to simple backyard riding. Whatever your involvement with horses is, we want you to join!
UDET competes in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association in all divisions from Walk Trot through Open Jumping and Walk, Jog through Open Reining. Each semester the team host's a Huntseat and Western 'Home Show,' and invites schools from surrounding areas within their zone to compete. As a member of UDET everyone is required to attend the four home shows that we host over the course of the year to assist in making the shows run smoothly. To learn more about IHSA, you can visit the info page our team has set up, or visit the IHSA Official Website.
|Caroline Lavenduski, President
Caroline Lavenduski is a Political Science major with a minor in Organizational & Community Leadership, and transferred to the University of Delaware from Temple University her sophomore year. She has been riding since she was 7 and has two horses, Miki, a 12 year old Trakehner, and Apollo, an 8 year old Thoroughbred. Caroline has ridden English her whole life, but started riding Western when she got to UD and absolutely loves it! Caroline cannot imagine being a student at UD without the team.
|Sam Rosser, Vice President
Sam is a senior Animal and Food Science major with minors in Wildlife Conservation and Psychology. She's been riding for 10 years and has shown in a wide variety of jumper and equitation shows. She has been on UDET since her freshman year. Sam is so excited to be VP for the team in her senior year and couldn't imagine her college experience without her UDET family!
|Emily Coleman, Secretary
Emily is a Sophomore who fell in love with UDET last year as a freshman. She's currently an Animal and Food Science Major in the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences and plans to focus on animal behavior and hopes to train and prepare dogs for the canine work force. Emily has been riding since she was eight years old and shown since she was ten. During the summer months and school breaks she rides at a barn in Gettysburg and loves her two ponies Will and Cash. She's very excited for her position as secretary and can't wait for another exciting year with UDET!!
|Allie Croxall, Treasurer
Allie is a senior at Delaware with a double major in International Business and Marketing and a minor in Spanish. She has been riding since age 11 and loves riding with UDET. She has been on the team since her freshman year and can't believe 4 years are coming to an end!
|Cassie Simons, English Captain
Cassie is a Senior Psychology Major and Human Development & Family Studies Minor from Bel Air, MD. She has been riding since she was 7 years old and has competed in Hunters and Equitation at A and B rated shows. She rides in Open Flat and Intermediate fences. This is her 4th year on the team and she can't wait to serve as Captain for her final year on UDET. After graduation, Cassie plans to pursue a Clinical or Developmental Ph.D. in psychology.
|Lindsay Pologe, English Captain
ALindsay is a senior Sociology and Political Science double major with a minor in Disabilities Studies. She has been riding since before she can remember and been competing in hunters, jumpers, and equitation since she was 8 years old. She currently has one horse with her at school living the spoiled life. She can't wait to get the UDET season started and hopes everyone has been dropping their stirrups!
|Kelly Corcoran, Western Captain
Kelly is a sophomore Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences major, working towards becoming a large animal veterinarian. She is also a member of Sigma Alpha, UD's professional agricultural sorority. At home she rides both Western and English, competing in Appaloosa Horse Club shows with the greatest horse in the world, George, whom she has leased for four years. She joined UDET last year as a freshman, and it was one of the best decisions of her lifetime. She is honored to have been elected Western Captain for the 2012-2013 school year, and she can't wait to get showing with the team again!
|Elisabeth Price, English Show Secretary
Elisabeth is a Sophomore Biology/Pre-Dental Major with a passion for all things horse related. She has been riding since she was 8 years old and competed as a hunter and equitation rider as a kid. For the past 5 years Elisabeth has been a competitive dressage rider and delights in training her horses up through the levels. This is her second year with UDET and cannot wait to get back showing with the team. She is looking forward to another fun and successful year!
|Nicole Luzi, Western Show Secretary
Nicole is a sophomore pre-vet and animal biosciences major. She's been riding since she was nine competing in a wide variety of discipline ranging from dressage to mounted shooting. Now, with her horse of six years, Ringo, she does everything recreationally. She can't wait to focus all of her competitive energy on showing western for UDET and is so excited to be back and start another great year.
|Rachel Kanegis, Social Chair