Thursday, March 21, 2019

About the Team

The Western Washington University Equestrian Team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, Zone 8, Region 4. We compete with other schools throughout Washington, Oregon and British Columbia both individually and as a team in Hunt Seat Equitation and Western Equitation.  Our riders range in skill level from beginning walk-trot to open over fences and reining.  We practice at the Westby Equine Center in Lynden, WA.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Member of the Week: Elizabeth Forman

Introducing another one of our leadership for next year! Our treasurer: Elizabeth Forman  Elizabeth spent much of her childhood around her family's horses, but they eventually had to sell them. She took a long hiatus from horses, but was very excited to join our team and get back to doing what she loved. This will be her senior year on the team, and third year in leadership. She has been a great representative for the WWU western team.  She leveled up quickly from walk trot to 12b and has a goal of going to regionals. She would tell you that her favorite things are to run around in circles and kiss horsey faces.

Check out our instagram post here:

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Member of the Week: Emily Wollebek

We want to welcome our new president, and fearless leader, Emily Wollebek. From the age of 3 years old, Emily has been quite the horse fanatic. What started as a simple pony ride at the fair, lead to taking hunter jumper lessons at Archway Equestrian Center. She then decided to do 4-H when she got her first horse, Indio, at age 10. At age 14 Emily bought her second horse, Toby, and decided to get back into riding Hunter Jumpers on the A Circuit. By the time Emily joined the WWU Equestrian Team, she was jumping in the 3'3 Hunters and Meter Jumpers. This is her third year on the team and we are very excited to follow her to infinity and beyond. Check out our weekly posts on instagram:!

Friday, June 5, 2015

End of the Year

Well, we made it one more year! Thank you to every one who was involved in making this year a success. Thank you to to all of our team members who worked very hard this year. We sent six riders to regionals, Keelin Balzaretti, Emily Wollebek, Jill Schwisow, Sophia Camaya, Whitney Fleming and Ashley Greyell. Four of those riders moved on to Zones and Semi Finals. We want to extend a special congratulations to Whiney Fleming, Jill Schwisow, and Hanifah McGovern who all qualified and went to nationals. Hanifah placed 5th overall in the practicum portion of the Theresa L. McDonald IHSA Scholarship Challenge with a $500 check! We were also proud to have Whitney representing Region 4 in the Chaccione Cup. We also want to extend a special thanks to our coaches! We appreciate all you do! 

We hope everyone has a great summer! Keep riding! 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

National Qualifiers

The WWU Equestrian Team would like to give a huge congratulations to our president: Whitney Fleming, and senior member: Hanifah McGovern for qualifying for IHSA Nationals (May 2 and 3). Whitney is representing Region 4 in the Cacchione Cup. Hanifah is competing in the practicum portion of the Theresa L. McDonald IHSA Scholarship Challenge. They have both worked very hard and devoted a lot of their time to our team, and we all really appreciate everything you have done this year and in years past! Good luck ladies!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

ANT Carpools

Please leave with enough time to arrive at ANT before 11am.
The address is:
721 Van Wyck Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226




Meeting Notes 4/14

  • We have two clinics coming up. The Vaulting Clinic and Crossover Clinic
  • The Vaulting Clinic is tentatively set for early June. We'll have more information as it comes closer.
  • Crossover Clinic will be where you can try the other discipline. So, if you are a Western rider, you CAN NOT ride Western and same goes for English. If you do both disciplines, you can choose one over the other. We are planning on having this on May 16th. 
  • There will be Spring Cleaning events at both Kim and Rachel's barns. Please do your both to attend both days despite if you are an English or Western rider.
  • There is an ANT volunteering date this weekend "The Blessing of the Animals." 
  • May 9th ANT will open their facility to families in local shelters where they can interact with small animals and ride horses. Lunch will be provided.
  • If you are interested in volunteering with Day Camps over the summer, training days are June 24 & 25 with camps beginning June 29. Please be willing to make a two-week commitment. They also have several internships available. 
  • Every volunteer event you go to will get you one raffle ticket. A winner will be drawn at the end of this quarter.
  • Due to an error on the company's end, some gear is back ordered. We get it to you ASAP.
Videos & Pictures
  • If you have any videos or pictures of the team, please send them to Whitney for the end of the year video.
  • We are now on Instagram! Follow us @wwuequestrians
  • If you are graduating Spring 2015, Fall 2015, or Winter 2016 please let the officer board know. 
End-of-the-Year Party
  • The party will be May 30 (the weekend before dead week).

2015 English Team

2015 English Team
2015 English Team