Saturday, November 9, 2013

Vikings take home high point western team at today's show, with Ali Giglio taking high point rider and Heather Haasl tying for reserve high point rider. Amazing riding by everyone today! 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

11/5 Meeting Notes

Gear distributed. Vests are still back ordered from the manufacturer and headbands will be here next week. We will have dues set up for payment soon and will send out an email as soon as we do. Everyone must pay for their gear in full by December 2nd, or else we will be forced to remove you from the team. Already this year several people have taken lessons and ordered gear and then quit without paying for either. This is a huge drain on our team account and if it continues we will be in serious financial trouble, so all payments will be enforced.

OSU Review

CWU this weekend
Showing: Kirstin Mckenna, Ariel, Heather, Keelin, Emily C., Jill, Lauren, Ashley, Abbie,
Ali, Caitlin, Tim, Emily G, Leanna, Elizabeth, Whitney, Hanifah.
Not Showing (beds at the hotel not guaranteed): Maddy, Margaret, Sable, Savannah, Casey, Londynn.

We will be leaving from the C-lots at 4:30 Friday, be there before 4:30. An email with carpool reminders and hotel assignments will be sent out.

English Clinic with Suzy to be held November 16th or 17th. Jumping for sure, possible flat section. Casey will be emailing further details soon, you must reply to have you spot saved.
Signed up
Jump: Lindsey, Maddy, Emily W., Lauren, Tara, Casey, Whitney, Jessica, Chloe, Sable, Margaret, Kristen H., Leanna, Keelin.
Flat (tentative): Ashley, Hanifah, Shevaun, Ali, Jill, Laura, Nicole, Caitlin.

ALL members must ask 15 people they know for donations to the team. These can be family, friends, ect. We have a donation letter that we will send out, you must print out 15 copies (please personalize them in some way) and put them in addressed envelopes. These are due by our next meeting, Tuesday November 19th, where we will stuff them with donation slips. In the past we have had to do 25-30 per person, so please do not complain. The money this brings in is crucial to us being able to do things like clinic and shows.

LBCC Nov 22-24
Showing: Mikaila, Maddy, Caitlin, Ali, Melissa, Keelin, Tara, Jessica, Emily G., Emily W., Lauren, Eliza, Chloe, Shevaun, Sable, Margaret, Kristen H., Casey, Leanna, Whitney, Hanifah, Averi.
Not Showing (no more spots available): Laura, Lindsey.


Saturday, November 2, 2013

OSU show

Good day at the OSU show today, we are proud of new recruits and vets alike. We took reserve high point in the morning show. Detailed results to come. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Volunteering for Western!

The team was up bright and early welcoming prospective students to Western over the weekend!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

WWU's first Western Clinic

Thank you to Roger Saur for coming out to get our riders into shape before our first show!

Friday, October 18, 2013


Just a note to say that we've reached 12500 page views! We know these can't all be from our team, so here's a shout out to everyone checking out our page! We just wanted to share because big numbers are exciting(:

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Here are the notes from the October 15th meeting!
• Please Arrive on Time
• You must give 24hr notice if you will not be there
• Please Carpool
• Monday: 7:00 (Flat) and 7:30 (jumping)

Contacting Me
• 8:00-8:00
• Check the website

• $5.70 new embroiderer
• All +/- $5.00
• Blue Jacket: $78.00
• Vest: $82.00
• Black Jacket: $84.00
• Grey Sweatshirt: $39.00
• Blue Zip-UP: $39.00
• Headband: $15.00
• Sweatpants: $24.00


Whitney Ashley Tim Caitlin Jill Kirsten M
Ariel Ruth Emily C Abby Lindsey Laura
Joan Londynn Hanifah Leanna Erika Ali

• Western Fall Fair

OSU Show November 2nd

Molly Caitlin Ali Radhika Keelin Ariel Erika Tim
Ashley Abby Heather Lauren Melissa Leanna Elizabeth
Hanifah Whitney Emily W

Only Coming
Joan Sable Margaret Nicole Tara Jessica
Maddy Londynn Laura Lindsey Danielle Savannah

Next meeting October 29th
Same place and time
We’ll make carpools

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Meeting Recap

Notes from last night's member meeting:

All new members should now be signed up for IHSA and have been assigned a level.


Preliminary team apparel orders should be placed. We will check with our embroiderer and update the team on exact prices for items as soon as that information is available. We hope to have our gear by the first show.
*As a reminder, please do not wear team apparel when going out or at a party. Even if you are not behaving questionably in any way people may associate you and therefore the team with actions going on around you. Remember that you are representing the team and the university when you wear our logo. However, please DO wear it around campus and Bellingham, we love getting our name out!

Our first clinic will be held Saturday October 19th with Roger Saur at Rachel's. It will be a western clinic. We currently have 16 people interested and will let you know price as soon as it is set.

First show: Double western hosted by OSU in Albany, OR, on November 2nd. We will leave Friday the 1st and return late Saturday the 2nd.
Second show: Double western hosted by CWU in Ellensburg, WA, on November 9th-10th. We will leave Friday the 8th and return Sunday the 10th.
Third show (90% certain): Double English hosted by LBCC in OR on November 23rd-24th. We will leave Friday the 22nd and return Sunday the 24th.

Team Dues
$275 due BY TEAM MEETING, OCT. 29TH. To pay dues: go to the rec center. When you are standing in front of the front desk where you swipe your card to get in, turn right. On the left there is an office with glass windows. You will give your dues to Denise who works in this office. Tell her you need to pay team dues for the Equestrian team. Cash and checks are accepted. KEEP YOUR RECEIPT! Please bring it to the meeting on the 29th.

Lesson schedules will be created soon, we will let you know as soon as they are done. We plan on starting lessons the week of the 14th.

Volunteering opportunity: Western Fall Welcome Oct. 26th

Team events:
Mallards trip. Saturday Oct. 12th at noon a group of us will be going to Mallards downtown for ice cream. Come along and socialize with your new teammates!


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

We have our first all member meeting tonight! All new members please arrive at the Comm Facility at 6:30 so we can get you signed up for IHSA. The general meeting will start at 8:00.

Friday, September 27, 2013

For all of those interested in becoming a part of the team, please join us for our informational new member meeting in Bond Hall Rm 105 from 6-9pm on October 1st. You must attend this meeting if you would like to become a member for the 2013-2014 season, as well as tryouts the following weekend. All questions you have will be answered at this time and the meeting is non-committal (you do not have to join if you come to the meeting and decide it is not for you).

Also, we are sorry if you met us at the info fair and did not recieve an e-mail, it is likely we could not read your handwriting.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Info Fair Monday and Tuesday!

Come see the Viking Equestrians today and tomorrow (Monday and Tuesday September 23rd-24th) at the Campus Rec Info Fair, located in front of the Wade King Student Rec Center from 11-3!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Classes may not begin until September 25th, 
but the Equestrian Team is already getting ready for the beginning of Fall Quarter! 
Be on the lookout for our post on when we will host our new member meeting 
and come visit us on campus during the 
sports club info fair, September 23rd and 24th!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

End of the Year

We returned from Zones  where we met the founder of IHSA, Bob Cacchione!

We also sent Claire Nitsche on to Nationals individually in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where she took 7th in the Novice Jumping. One of our Western riders also qualified for semi-finals where she took 3rd, qualifying her for Nationals!

Monday, February 18, 2013

We're Going to Zones!

We are proud to announce that the WWU VIkings are the 2012-2013 Zone 8 Region 4 English Regional Champions! The girls brought home team High Point awards Saturday and Sunday to hold on to the lead in the final show of the season and qualify for Zone Championships in Colorado! Also a big congratulations to Claire Nitsche and Hope Thompson who took High Point and Reserve High Point riders on Saturday, and to Mikaila Wireman who qualified for Regionals in English flat! Keep up the good work everyone! 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Show Prep!

Your officers are hard at work into the wee hours of the night preparing for our show this weekend!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

UW Show

We had such a successful weekend at the UW show this past Saturday and Sunday, bringing home a High Point Team award on Saturday and qualifying several team members for regionals!  Congratulations to all of you who attended and thank you for the positive and encouraging spirits, despite the cold!  Lets keep up the good work!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Winter Lesson Schedule

Hey Everyone!

Here is the Winter Quarter Lesson Schedule.  Jumpers will alternate weeks on jumping or on flat, details on the schedule rotation will come soon.  We will be having a meeting on Wednesday January 9th at 6pm in the Communication Facility (specific room to be determined).  Also, please note that the UW show is next weekend, January 12-13.  We will be discussing details for the show at the meeting.

See you all soon!

Winter Quarter Lessons:

Monday 4pm (Sam)
C Hayley

Monday 6:30pm-flat at Rachel's, 5pm- jumping at Paige's

Tuesday 3pm (Casey)

Wednesday 3pm- flat at Rachel's, 3pm- jumping at Paige's (Hanifah)

Thursday 5pm (Whitney)

Friday 12:30pm (Alexa)