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.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Meeting Notes 2/9/16

Please be sure to carpool as much as possible to lessons. This not only helps the environment, but it helps both Suzy and Rachel manage the limited space on their property. Neither barn has much room, so we want to be as convenient as possible. If you drive yourself to your lessons and can carpool, please do so!

In addition, please remember to pay your drivers for gas money.

This weekend we are going to the OSU show. Carpools and hotels will be given out via email. If you have any questions, please email the officer board. We will be leaving the C-Lots by 4.

This weekend there is an volunteer opportunity for Animals as Natural Therapy. On Saturday from 9 am to 12, we will be helping them set up for their gala. It will be hosted at the Bellingham Gold and Country Club, which is off the Guide. Let the officer board know if you can go so we can put you in a carpool.

In two weeks, WSU will be hosting a double western show. Both shows will be held on Saturday, so we will be leaving Saturday afternoon back to Western. The show will be hosted in Colfax, WA.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Meeting Notes 1-26

We will be going to the OSU double huntseat show on February 13&14. We took who wanted to show. If you were excused from the meeting, contact the officer board if you want to show.

Gear dues should be paid. If not, do so by next Tuesday or we will take your gear back.

If you are not driving to lessons, please give your drivers about $5 to help with gas money. 

If you are able to show clip, Suzy needs someone to help her with that prior to our show on Thursday.

We created car pools for our show this weekend. They are:
Ashley (leaving at 11:30)

Elizabeth (1:00)

Courtney (3:00)

Lily (4:00)

We asked who wants to warm up ride. You can not show if you warm-up. 

You have been assigned horses to hold. Check the tack room in the fairgrounds to double check which horse you are assigned to. If you're holding a horse be sure to:

  • Make sure your horse has food, water, and a clean stall
  • Have an officer, Rachel, Suzy, or a steward double check your tack before letting a warm up rider get on 
  • You break it, you buy it
  • Keep the horses walking in a cooler when they aren’t in a class
  • Lead horse to and from arena (riders are not allowed to ride outside of the ring w/o a handler)
  • NEVER leave a horse unattended
  • hold horse while rider is getting on, even if they have other team members helping  
  • NEVER let any tack touch the ground
  • Keep track of all of your horse’s tack  
  • ALWAYS have the most positive sunshiney attitude no matter what :) 
Here's the schedule for our weekend. Be sure to arrive on time!

Friday: Arrive whenever you get out of class
Saturday: Arrive at 5:30 am to feed
Saturday night: Banquet starts at 5:30....we won’t have a lot of time to leave and come back so bring food to the fairgrounds with you! (You can eat at the banquet, but there is time in between!)
Sunday: Arrive at 5:00 am to feed
When do I get to go home? Never - please don't ask us this!

Remember to pay for classes Saturday and Sunday before the show.

Please remember The owners donating their horses are the center of our universe and we cater to their every need with a big cheesy smile.Also no gossiping about horses, humans, or anything in between!

Friday, January 22, 2016

2016 Show!

Join us next weekend for our annual show at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden! 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Meeting Notes 1-19-16

We did wonderful at the UO show! We took Reserve High Point on Saturday and Jessica Levis was Reserve High Point rider on Sunday (we tied w/WSU in points for Reserve High Point team). We had multiple riders place in the top 3, so well done everyone! Reminder to please not leave trash in carpool vehicles, because no one wants to have to clean out their cars of other's trash.

Dues should be paid. Gear has been extended until next Tuesday due to some confusion.

We counted who wants to show at our show. If you are not showing, you are welcome to warm-up ride the day of.

We need more horses for our show. If you know anyone who may be willing to donate, please reach out to them. We are especially in need of western horses.

Remember to look at the Job list and all the things list to know what you will be responsible for at our show. These can be accessed through google docs.

We broke out into small groups again to plan for our show and to make sure we are on track.

Meeting Notes 1-12-16

We are traveling to UO this weekend. The carpools will be sent out via email and we will be leaving the C-Lots at 4 p.m.

Gear has arrived! Please pay the appropriate amount due by the next meeting. Dues must be paid by next meeting as well. ($250)

We had designated time for committees to meet and plan for the show. This last approximately 15 minutes.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Meeting Notes 12-1-2015

Hello, and happy dead week!

First, please get your schedules in to Emily by Friday afternoon. No email schedules, please. If we do not have your schedule by Friday afternoon, you will not ride next quarter.

Next, we asked who wanted to go to the U of O show January 16th and 17th. It is a double english show. Those wanting to show are:
Jessica O.
Jessica L.
Maria S

Our show will be held January 29-31, and is mandatory. It will be at The Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, Lynden WA. Here's our tentative schedule:
Friday: Set up day.
  • You will go to the fairgrounds directly after class
Saturday (9am): English Day, Banquet
Sunday (8am): Western Day, Clean up

Over break,try to find people to donate horses and raffle items. We need as many horses and volunteers as we can get, so ask around!

If you have questions:
To Michelle: If you have specific questions, or want to offer help of some kind.
To Leanna: If you want general information or clarification.
Try not to bother Michelle too much, she will be stressed.

If you want to show at Paige's show, the horse options are
  • Ben
  • Cyd
  • Wonton
  • Breeze
  • Maybe Ginger and Dixie
Email the officer board or talk to Suzy if you want to show.

Good luck with finals and have a good break!

2015 English Team

2015 English Team
2015 English Team