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THE LATEST NEWS FROM IHSA

40th IHSA National Championships: One for the Record Books

Fairfield, CT -- (May 14, 2013) -- Only twice in the 40-year history of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Championships have two hunter seat teams tied for the Collegiate Cup overall high point title: 1980, when Southern Seminary College tied with SUNY Stony Brook, and 1989, when Colby-Sawyer College tied with Pennsylvania State University.

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2013 IHSA/USEF Cacchione Cup Champ Gets Her Lionshare: Peter Leone Keeps Promise of a Week's Personal Training

Fairfield, CT (June 21, 2013) – When Centenary College's Cori Reich rode her way to the 2013 USEF Cacchione Cup championship in May, Peter Leone was impressed. The 1996 U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Silver medalist offered Reich a free week of one-on-one training at his Lionshare Farm in Greenwich, CT, after college finals had ended. With school over, Leone lived up to his promise: Reich spent a week in mid-June at Lionshare having a real Show Jumping Clinic with its author.

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IHSA Announces Western Riders for AQHA Horsemanship Challenge

Fairfield, CT -- (June 14, 2013) – The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association is pleased to announce eight IHSA Western Horsemanship riders have been selected to participate in the 2013 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Horsemanship Challenge, November 20-21, during the AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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40th Annual IHSA National Championships Shine as US Olympic Show Jumping Silver Medalist and Author Peter Leone Honors Finalists with Unique Award

Fairfield, CT (March 12, 2013) – It has been seven years since the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association has hosted an IHSA National Championships at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, but this May 2-5 will mark the first time its finalists will find among their awards best-selling advice by one of the greatest American riders of his generation: 1996 U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Individual Silver Medalist, Peter Leone.

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40th IHSA National Championships Announce EquestrianCoach.com Achievement of Excellence Award

Fairfield, CT (February 27, 2013) - In conjunction with the 40th anniversary of America’s most prestigious college equestrian competition, organizers of the 2013 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championships, May 2-5, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, are delighted to announce the debut of the EquestrianCoach.com Achievement of Excellence Award in both Open Hunter Seat and Open Reining Classes, sponsored byEquestrianCoach.com and Bernie Traurig, and offering star-studded internships with Missy Clark, coach of more than 35 equitation and hunter/jumper champions, and World Equestrian Games Reining Gold medalist, Tim McQuay.

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IHSA to Celebrate 40 Years of America's Oldest and Largest Collegiate Equestrian National Championships

Fairfield, CT (April 26, 2013) – In 1973 there were no cell phones, home computers, smart cars or internet but there were a determined handful of college coaches and teams who met in good-natured competition for what became the first annual Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Championships. This May 2-5, the Equine Arena of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg will host the 40th celebration of what are now the oldest and largest collegiate equestrian national championships in America, bringing together more than two dozen teams and 400 individual riders who qualified through regional and zone finals for the privilege of competing as college riding's best of the best.

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A World’s Accomplishment

Summary: Andrea Smith, Captain of the Berry College Western Team, was given the chance to compete at the AQHA World Show. Read here for her experience.

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Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival Pins High Score College Rider Award to George Mason University IHSA Rider Carley Ziegler

Carley Ziegler, who rides on the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) hunter seat team for George Mason University of Fairfax, VA, earned the inaugural High Score College Rider Award at the Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival and Country Life Holiday Shopping Expo, November 17-18, 2012, at Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro, MD. The Festival is the first of its kind to offer Mid-Atlantic riders equitation finals similar to the New England Equitation Championships.

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IHSA Riders Put the A+ in AQHA

Presence Felt in Congress Court, Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge 2012 All American Quarter Horse Congress Queen title and inaugural AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge class at the AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City saw commanding representation by IHSA college equestrian athletes.

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