IHSA members are men and women who come from all walks of life.  The organization’s alumni are some of the most accomplished and interesting people in the equestrian world and beyond. They share the bond they built during their IHSA competition days.  Here are some of their stories.

To share your IHSA story, fill out the submission form and email it with your high resolution photos (see our IHSA Photo Guide) to media@ihsainc.com.


Bradley Waffa


I didn’t begin riding horses until my freshman year at Sewanee. I rode once in Arizona when I was like 5 years old. My parents plopped me on an old mare named Pepperoni READ MORE




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I started riding when I was four years old with Bradey Spragg at the Atlanta Hunt Club. I became involved with IHSA when I began my studies at Sewanee. Competing on the Sewanee IHSA team was undoubtedly a highlight of my time at Sewanee. READ MORE




Kristin Eklin


I started riding at the age of 12. Advancement from local Open shows to national Quarter Horse shows prompted my interest in competing at a collegiate level. My passion for horses led me to select a college that offered strong academic programs coupled with a competitive collegiate READ MORE