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, October 6, 2015

Team Meeting 10-6-15

Hi everyone! Welcome back to a new year and a new season!

First things first, we need your schedules in order to get lessons planned out and things underway. If you have not already given your schedule to the officer board, email it to us asap; Please include when you are in class, when you have work (or other commitments), if you would like to be a carpool driver, as well as if you ride english, western, or jumping.

We also signed an eligibility form. You are only eligible to compete on the team if you are in good academic standing (2.0+ gpa) and a full time student (12 credits or more). Contact the officer board if you still need to sign this!

The Big List was passed around which is a record for your name, W#, the level you compete in, contact numbers, email, if you have a car and are willing to carpool, as well as your height and weight. This makes things easier when coordinating carpools. Height and weight information is needed for competition, as there might be a height or weight limit for some horses. Again, this information needs to be sent to the officer board asap.

DUES: It is $250 a quarter unless you are riding once a week, which is $125. The reserve team does NOT have to pay dues but DOES need to pay the IHSA fee in order to be eligible to compete in the case someone drops out. To pay dues, enter the rec center and take a right and go inside the glass office (right behind the smoothie stand).

Shows! LBCC is on Nov 7-8th and will be both english and western. Those interested in showing are:
Jessica Ibes
Jessica L.


To Watch:

If you are not on the list and want to show, let the officer board know!

Also, the CWU show is Nov 14-15 and is a double western, so plan ahead for that.

Volunteering: There is a volunteer opportunity on Saturday, Oct 24th from 8am-12pm for the Western Welcome weekend. You will also get a free shirt and food (Yay!).

Clinics: We have a western and an english clinic planned. The western clinic will be on Saturday, Oct 24th around 2pm with Roger Sauer.

The english clinic will be on Sunday, Oct 25th with Sally Collins at her barn in Stanwood, but we will carpool there.

Team bonding! We will have a movie night at Leanna's house at 7pm on Friday, Oct 16th. We will be watching Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and other fun stuff.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Member of the Week: Keelin Balzaretti

Introducing our Vice President: WWU juinor, Keelin Balzaretti! This will be her second year as VP and third year on the team. Keelin's first ride was on a pony named Easter, who's mission in life was to eat donut holes and chocolate. After lessening from ages nine to twelve she began working at Miracle Ranch. She fell in love with working with the hoses and kids. At camp, she began vaulting in her free time. When she came to WWU she joined the team hoping to get her first showing experience. She excelled in level 2 and went to regionals last year. She says that what she really enjoys is to teach kids (she has been a vaulting instructor for three years) to be comfortable and confident around horses.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

New Member Meeting

We had a great two days talking to potential new members at the Info Fair! Our new member meeting will be this coming Monday at 7:00 PM, in the Communications Facility: Room 120.

(Keelin on Dirigo, PC: Mikayla King)

Monday, September 21, 2015

Info Fair

The WWU equestrians will be at the info fair outside of old main from 11-3 today! Come check us out! 

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:!

2015 English Team

2015 English Team
2015 English Team