Holly- Vice President
Callie- Show Secretary
Jessie- Social media
After introductions we talked about what IHSA is. IHSA gives college students the opportunity to learn how to ride horses at a low cost. WWU is placed into Zone 8 Region 4. We compete against schools from Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. When we travel to shows, the host school provides the horses. Based off the riders level they are given a random horse to show in front of the judges.
Upcoming shows for this Quarter are:
October 28th WSU Double Western
November 11th, 12th Central Washington University Double Western
The WWU Equestrians is a Sports Club which means we are completely student run. Because we are a sports club we get a small budget form the school but we mainly have to raise our own money through quarterly dues. If a student rides twice a week it costs $275 a quarter and if a student rides once a week it costs $150 a quarter. Quarterly dues cover lesson costs, and travel fees. As a sports club we are also responsible for volunteering. We volunteer locally at places like Whatcom Humane Society and Animals For Natural Therapy.
Each year we do a couple of clinics with experienced riders from the area. Clinics normally costs around $25-$40.
Because we are a sports team we have some expectations from our team members. Academics first, horses second. We love to see dedication and a positive attitude. We are so blessed to be at a new facility this year so part of the responsibility of being a horse person is making sure our barn is clean!
Unfortunately we cannot support a huge team so we are a cut sport. This is because we don't want to over work our horses and our coaches. There is a non-competition team for those of you who don't want to show but still want to be a part of the team. Spots on our non-competition team are limited to lesson space.
Things we want from new members before tryouts this weekend:
Tryout Waiver for the facility
Orgsync rider survey and registration packet
IHSAinc.com please fill out the Individual Rider Placement form
Tryouts are this Saturday October 7th. Western tryouts are at 10am and English at 2pm. Tryouts will be held at our new facility.
5435 Sand Rd