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THE LATEST NEWS FROM IHSA

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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UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY REPEATS THE AQHA TEAM NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE HONORS

Syracuse, N.Y.—May 5, 2018—The final day of the 2019 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championships featured the conclusion of the Western divisions. This year, the IHSA is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Western Divisions. Young men and women from across North America qualified to compete at the Expo Center at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. The University of Findlay successfully defended their 2018 title and took home the trophy for the second consecutive year with 49 points. University of Wisconsin-River Falls was named reserve champion with 41 points and Ohio State University was a close third with 39 points.

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INTERMONT EQUESTRIAN AT EMORY & HENRY COLLEGE TAKES THE COLLEGIATE CUP

Syracuse, N.Y.—May 4, 2019—Competition continued Saturday at the 2019 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championships at the New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center in Syracuse. The Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry team earned 50 team points and edged out Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) who earned 43 points. Stanford took the third spot with 36.5 points.

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USEF/CACCHIONE CUP FEATURED AND WESTERN DIVISIONS CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY DURING SECOND DAY OF IHSA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Syracuse, N.Y.—May 3, 2019 —The 2019 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championships resumed for the second day of action at the Expo Center at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. 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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SPORTSMANSHIP PREVAILS ON THE FIRST DAY OF COMPETITION AT THE IHSA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SYRACUSE

Syracuse, N.Y.—May 2, 2019 —The 2019 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) kicked off their National Championship at the New York State Fair Expo Center in Syracuse. The first class of the day was Individual Open Equitation Over Fences, sponsored by Cazenovia College Equestrian Team and Cazenovia College, Adam Edgar earned the national championship with a score of 86.

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IHSA NAMES 2019 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO INTERNS

Fairfield, Conn. — May 2, 2019—The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) selected four members out of 24 applicants for the 2018 IHSA National Championship Candid Photography Internship and the Video Internship. Halley Guptil, Ellyn Narodowy, Nicole Sullivan and Irina Hulse will travel to Nationals May 2–5 at the New York State Fair Expo Center in Syracuse, NY to capture the action behind the scenes. The photography interns contribute images to IHSA communications each year. This year will be the first for the IHSA to have a video intern.

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IHSA ATHLETES SHINE AT LONGINES MASTERS NEW YORK AT THE INAUGURAL IHSA METROPOLITAN EQUITATION INVITATIONAL

UNIONDALE, N.Y. – April 26, 2019 – Athletes from the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) competed in a collegiate catch-ride format typically unseen at a world-class, international event like the Longines Masters New York. The inaugural IHSA Metropolitan Equitation Invitational was held April 26 at NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in Uniondale, New York, for a lively audience of cheering supporters. The two-round class provided an opportunity to showcase some of the best East Coast IHSA riders.

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Meet IHSA Metropolitan Equitation Invitational Competitor Irene Powlick

Irene Powlick, 18, is headed to the Longines Masters of New York on April 25-28 to compete in the inaugural Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association’s (IHSA) Metropolitan Equitation Invitational, where 25 select intercollegiate riders will show off their skills on unfamiliar horses. The class is going to be judged by the legendary George H. Morris and grand prix rider and former equitation star Brianne Goutal-Marteau.

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RESPECTED JUDGES TO OFFICIATE 2019 IHSA NATIONALS IN SYRACUSE

Fairfield, Conn.– April 17, 2019 – The 2019 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championship is set to kick off in Syracuse, New York, May 2-5. The New York State Expo Center will come alive with equestrian teams from across North America representing their colleges and universities in hunter seat equitation and Western horsemanship. Men and women will compete equally in a collegiate catch-ride format in divisions that range from the Walk-Trot through Open. Top riders will vie for 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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IHSA METROPOLITAN EQUITATION INVITATIONAL TO BE HELD AT LONGINES MASTERS NEW YORK

Fairfield, Conn. ­­– April 4, 2019 – Athletes from the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) will showcase their equitation on an international stage at Longines Masters New York. The inaugural IHSA Metropolitan Equitation Invitational will be held April 26 at NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in Uniondale, New York, at 3 p.m.

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OREGON STATE, OHIO STATE AND FINDLAY TAKE TOP TEAM SPOTS AT IHSA WESTERN SEMI-FINALS, SPONSORED BY NRHA

Fairfield, Conn. ­­– March 20, 2019 – The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) held its Western Semi-Finals, sponsored by the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), March 16-17. Hosting the events were Florida State University (FSU) at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, Florida, Utah State University (USU) at their facility at the USU Equine Center in Wellsville, Utah, and University of Findlay, at their facility in Findlay, Ohio. IHSA is celebrating its 40th anniversary of the Western divisions this year.

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CARLA WENNBERG HONORED WITH IHSA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Feb. 19, 2019 – The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) Lifetime Achievement Award is a prestigious accolade bestowed upon a board member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, commitment and exemplary service to the association. This year’s IHSA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Carla Wennberg, meets the criteria with her life’s work, positive outlook and dedication to her students.

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AMANDA TERBRUSCH NAMED 2019 IHSA MEDIA INTERN

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Dec. 18, 2018 – The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) has selected Amanda Terbrusch as a 2019 media intern. IHSA Media interns gain practical experience assisting the public relations committee and the communications team.

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