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THE LATEST NEWS FROM IHSA

AMY PITTS AWARDED IHSA SENIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT ESSAY HONORS

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – June 8, 2020 –The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) recognizes students through the Intercollegiate Equestrian Foundation (IEF) with scholarships and academic awards. The IHSA Senior Academic Award is granted to seniors who have earned a 3.5 grade-point average or higher.

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Share How IHSA Membership has Changed Your Life

The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) is proud of its diverse and dynamic student membership. The IHSA is looking for members to share their stories about how being a member of an IHSA hunter seat and/or Western team has changed their lives.

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IHSA to Cancel the Remainder of the Season

The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) executive committee regrets to announce their decision to cancel the remainder of the 2019/2020 competition season, as of midnight March 12, 2020,

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Eastern Hay Named Official Hay Provider of the IHSA

The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) sponsorship committee announced that Eastern Hay as the official provider of hay for the IHSA. In a multi-year contract penned in January, Eastern Hay offers its services to IHSA team facilities across the country.

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LEARN ABOUT THE IHSA AT EQUINE AFFAIRE

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Nov. 04, 2019 – North America’s premier equine exposition and gathering will be held in West Springfield, Massachusetts, Nov. 7-10. 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 at the collegiate level.

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IHSA Athletes Deliver Results at The National Horse Show

Fairfield, Conn. ­­– Oct 28, 2019 – Athletes from the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) demonstrated their equitation skills at the National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky, in the Taylor Harris Insurance Services National Horse Show Adult Equitation Championship. The leadership of the National Horse Show invited qualified IHSA members to participate in the Taylor Harris Insurance Services National Horse Show Adult Equitation Championship, the feature class Oct. 26.

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IHSA ATHLETES TO COMPETE IN THE TAYLOR HARRIS INSURANCE SERVICES NHS ADULT EQUITATION CHAMPIONSHIP

Fairfield, Conn. ­­– Oct 24, 2019 – Athletes from the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) will showcase their equitation at the iconic National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky. Founded in 1883 and originally held at Madison Square Garden, the storied show is the host of the coveted ASPCA Maclay National Championship and three other equitation finals, including the Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) National Horse Show (NHS) Adult Equitation Championship. The leadership of the National Horse Show invited IHSA members to participate in the THIS NHS Adult Equitation Championship, held the first weekend of the show on Saturday, Oct. 26. The first round of the class is expected to begin at 5:45 p.m.

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INDUCTEES TO IHSA HALL OF FAME NAMED

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Oct. 8, 2019 – The leadership of the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) announced the first inductees for the IHSA Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame and candidates include people, horses and teams. Criteria for selection includes outstanding competitive achievement, exceptional contributions to the IHSA, success or significant impact in equestrian sport or the equestrian industry and any other honors. An induction ceremony will be held during the IHSA board meeting on Saturday, Jan. 4, in Orlando, Florida.

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IHSA FOUNDER BOB CACCHIONE TO RETIRE FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sept. 3, 2019 – Robert E. “Bob” Cacchione, the charismatic leader of the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA), will retire from the executive director position of the organization he founded. Cacchione announced his decision in a letter to the IHSA board of directors, effective Sept. 1. He will continue to promote and support the IHSA and will assume the role of founder emeritus. Peter Cashman, IHSA second vice president and co-coach of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point's equestrian team, will assume the role of interim executive director until a formal board election will take place June 2020.

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