This area has been designated for those of you who think you might be interested in joining the team. Our team welcomes everyone; whether you've been riding your whole life, or you've never even pet a horse.
Below you will find some general information about where the team rides, the activies we do as a team, and a bit about showing. If you have a specific question, please check out our FAQ page. If your questions still havent been answered, feel free to contact the President, who's email is located on the contact page.
The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) was founded in 1967 "for the purpose of promoting competition for riders of any skill level regardless of financial status." It is comprised of over 300 colleges which compete in four disciplines: hunter equitation, equitation over fences, western horsemanship and reining.
Zones and Regions
The IHSA divides the United States into Zones and then divides each Zone into regions. There are 9 Zones and 30 regions, each region having about 11 colleges that compete against each other in regular season shows. Based on a point systems, riders go on to compete in a series of post season shows. The top 2 riders in each class at Regional Finals qualify for Zones which can enable them to qualify for Nationals.
English Hunt Seat Classes
There are 9 classes based on the level of experience of the riders. Class 1: Walk, Trot
Class 2A: Beginner Walk, Trot, Canter
Class 2B: Advance Walk, Trot, Canter
Class 3: Novice Flat
Class 4: Novice over Fences
Class 5: Intermediate Flat
Class 6: Intermediate over Fences
Class 7: Open Flat
Class 8: Open over Fences
All classes (except for 2A and 2B) require 35 cumulative points in order to advance to the next level.
For more information on the IHSA, please visit their official website.
For more information about UDET's specific zone and region events,
please visit the Campus Equestrian website.
We are currently Zone 4 Region 4.