Saint Vincent College provides students with a chance to strengthen horsemanship and riding skills through the Equestrian Club and Team.
Membership Now Open
The Saint Vincent College Equestrian Club is open to all students at Saint Vincent College. Students are welcome to join even if they have never ridden a horse before. We have had the pleasure of giving many students participate their first horseback riding lesson and starting their lifelong passion for riding. The Club hosts many events throughout the semester including bowling nights, movies, games, guest speakers, and 1 hour English horseback riding lessons on Fridays.
The Saint Vincent College Equestrian Team is open to undergraduate students wishing to compete in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (zone 6, region 5), a competition for riders of various skill levels: walk-trot, walk-trot-canter, flat and over fences. The IHSA eliminates the expense of shipping horses or even owning horses, because students travel to colleges or universities and ride horses from that stable. The Team also participates in Club events, fundraising, and has some additional requirements for joining.
An equestrian drill team is a group of horses and riders performing choreographed maneuvers to music. The drill team is a selected group of riders that performs at Saint Vincent College Homecoming.
The Saint Vincent College Equestrian Team and Club supports the Catholic Benedictine principles by placing hospitable fellowship, compassionate horsemanship, and attentiveness to safety as our primary goal. The team and club differ slightly from many competition-based programs in that it offers all students inexperienced or experienced the opportunity to ride and participate.
What: Membership OPEN, Enrollment to the team (competition in IHSA) and club (all levels, pleasure riding).
When: Showing members due Sept 6 and pleasure/non-showing due Sept 16!
Where: Submit to Dr. Ent: See above menus.
What: Saint Vincent Homecoming
Equestrian Club Drill Ride Performance
When: Sept 28, 12-1:30pm
Where: Saint Vincent College, Lot S, near Saint Benedict Hall