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THE LATEST NEWS FROM IHSA

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LEARN ALL ABOUT THE IHSA AT EQUINE AFFAIRE

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Nov. 5, 2018 – North America’s premier equine exposition and gathering will be held in West Springfield, Massachusetts, Nov. 8-11. The four-day event is an opportunity for horse enthusiasts to experience one of the largest equine-related events in the country, including a trade show, educational events, breed exhibits, demonstrations, top clinicians and more. The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) will be on-site to educate college-bound students and their families about the opportunities to ride and compete in college.

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IHSA LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Aug. 6, 2018– The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) launched a redesign of its website, ihsainc.com, to provide visitors, members, partner organizations and fans with a much–improved resource for relevant and easy-to-find information about the IHSA. The new website supports a brand refresh which kicked off with the introduction of the new brand identity in Feb. 2018.

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IHSA MEMBERS TO COMPETE FOR THE 2018 NRHA COLLEGIATE REINING CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE NRHA DERBY

IHSA Members to Compete for 2018 NRHA Collegiate Reining Championship at the NRHA Derby

FAIRFIELD, Conn,– June 26, 2018 – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby is an annual one-week event held in Oklahoma City, June 23-July 1. The competition showcases the world's best reining horses and riders and attracts thousands of spectators each year. One of the highlights of the Derby is the Collegiate Reining Championship scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, June 29, at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, featuring the top college riders from North America.

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UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY AWARDED THE AQHA TEAM NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Harrisburg, Penn.—May 7, 2018—The final day of the 2018 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championship Horse Show featured the conclusion of the Western divisions. Young men and sparkle-clad women sat tall in the saddle to compete at the Pennsylvania Farm Complex in Harrisburg. The AQHA National Champion Team University of Findlay took home the trophy after a stunning victory over talented teams from across the country. Ohio State University was named reserve champion.

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SKIDMORE COLLEGE WINS THE COLLEGIATE CUP

Harrisburg, Penn.—May 6, 2018—Competition Saturday at the 2018 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championship Horse Show included tiebreakers and exciting outcomes. The Skidmore Thoroughbreds maintained a lead throughout the show and finished with 30 points, earning them the right to take the Collegiate Cup home to Saratoga Springs. Reserve champions Savannah College of Art and Design were just two points behind and Stanford University was third with 22 points.

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USEF/CACCHIONE CUP AND WESTERN DIVISIONS FEATURED SECOND DAY OF IHSA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Harrisburg, Penn.—May 4, 2018 —The 2018 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championship Horse Show resumed for the second day of action at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The first two phases of the coveted USEF/Cacchione Cup, the Equitation Over Fences and the Equitation on the Flat took place. The Western riders and horses also began competition, featuring AQHA Team Open Reining and Individual Open Western Horsemanship. All teams participated in the colorful Parade of Teams.

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DISTINGUISHED JUDGES SET TO OFFICIATE IHSA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Fairfield, Conn.—April 30, 2018 —The 2018 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) is set to kick off their National Championship in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, May 3-6. Young men and women from across the U.S. and Canada will descend upon the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex to represent their colleges and universities in hunter seat equitation and Western horsemanship in a range of levels from Walk-Trot through Open, alumni championships, the USEF/Cacchione Cup, the NRHA Individual Open Reining final and the AQHA Western High Point Rider national final. IHSA has assembled four highly-respected and experienced judges to officiate the event.

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2018 IHSA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNS NAMED

Fairfield, Conn. — April 23, 2018—The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) selected two members out of 22 applicants for the 2018 IHSA National Championship Candid Photography Internship. Lisa Giris and Madison Dempster will travel to Nationals May 3–6 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to capture the action behind the scenes. Each year the photography interns contribute images used in IHSA communications.

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MEDIA ALERT: 2018 IHSA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN HARRISBURG

Fairfield, Conn. ­– April 13, 2018 – Young equestrians from across the U.S. and Canada are set to compete at the 2018 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championship at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, May 3-6. The event will feature 450 men and women hunter seat and Western collegiate riders of all levels in divisions from Walk-Trot through Open. The contenders have competed throughout the season to qualify to take part in the National Championship.

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IHSA TEAMS FINISH AT THE TOP AT ZONE FINALS

Fairfield, Conn. ­– April 10, 2018 – The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) held eight Zone Finals April 7-8. The eight Zone hunter seat competitions produced across the country were qualifying events for the 2018 IHSA National Championship to be showcased at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, May 3-6.

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CENTENARY UNIVERSITY IHSA TEAM SUPPORTS EQUESTRIAN AID FOUNDATION THROUGH TICKET SALES FOR LONGINES MASTERS OF NEW YORK

Wellington, Fla. ­– April 3, 2018 – Centenary University’s Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) team found an ingenious way to promote international show jumping while supporting Equestrian Aid Foundation and their mission to help horse people facing catastrophic injury and illness. When you purchase your tickets to Longines Masters of New York through a Centenary IHSA team member or online with a promo code, a percentage of sales from every ticket sold will go to Equestrian Aid Foundation.

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IHSA COMPETITOR LILY ATKINSON TO REPRESENT USA AT AQHA YOUTH WORLD CUP

Fairfield, Conn. ­­– March 27, 2018 – Lily Atkinson, an Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association team member at Michigan State University (MSU), has been selected to compete at the 2018 American Quarter Horse (AQHA) Youth World Cup in College Station, Texas, June 28-July 8. The international event is held every two years. Riders from 19 teams from around the globe will compete for the chance to earn gold medals for their countries.

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NATIONALS-BOUND TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS DETERMINED AT IHSA WESTERN SEMI-FINALS, SPONSORED BY NRHA

NATIONAL-BOUND TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS DETERMINED AT IHSA WESTERN SEMI-FINALS, SPONSORED BY NRHA

Fairfield, Conn. ­­– March 20, 2018 – The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association held its Western Semi-Finals, sponsored by the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), March 17-18. Hosting the events were Black Hawk College in Galva, Illinois, West Virginia University in Reedsville, West Virginia, and Alfred University, held at the Hamburg Showplex in Hamburg, New York. Alumni Semi-Finals were held at Black Hawk College and West Virginia University.

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IHSA Invites Equestrian-Focused Businesses to Register for the Career Fair at 2018 Nationals

Fairfield, Conn. ­­– Feb. 23, 2018 – The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) will host a career fair during the 2018 National Championship at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Friday, May 4, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. This event provides equestrian-focused businesses the rare opportunity to recruit talented young people for internships and employment and to educate a collegiate audience about their brands.

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IHSA UNVEILS NEW BRAND IDENTITY

IHSA Unveils New Brand Identity

Fairfield, Conn. Feb. 12, 2018 - The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) is proud to announce the launch of their modern new logo to represent the brand. The new logo will unify the entire organization under one image.

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IHSA Announces Highlights of the Annual Board Meeting

Orlando, Fla. – Jan.17, 2018 – The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) held their annual board meeting in Orlando, Florida, Jan. 3-6. The 55-member board met in general session and in individual committees during the three-day event.

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Smith College Equestrians Celebrate the Career of Sue Payne Longtime IHSA Coach Honored at Reception

Northampton, Mass. – Dec. 7, 2017 – The Smith College Department of Athletics and Recreation celebrated the career of Sue Payne with a dinner Saturday evening. More than 75 alumnae, friends, family and colleagues came together to honor Payne for an accomplished 40-year career. Smith College Director of Athletics Kristin Hughes presented Payne with a Smith College commemorative chair. Words of appreciation were delivered by guests including Bob Cacchione, Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) founder and executive director, Tracy Farnham, the former equestrian coach at UMass and Payne’s students from graduating classes 1973 through 2019.

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