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THE LATEST NEWS FROM IHSA

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A Message from the IHSA Executive Director

Hello to all of the IHSA, I would like to start by thanking each and every one of you for your patience during the past year and a half. We all have gone through this difficult time due to COVID-19, a time that will hopefully be behind us very soon.

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THE IHSA SEEKS MEMBERS FOR NEW DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE

GLADYS, Va. – Feb. 20, 2021 – The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) is launching a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee. The new committee will ensure an environment that warmly embraces people from under-represented and under-served communities and advances IHSA procedures and practices.

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THE IHSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS VOTES TO CANCEL 2021 POSTSEASON

Gladys, Va. – Jan. 9, 2021 –The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) board of director members convened virtually Jan. 5-7 for their bi-annual meeting. Among the tallied votes on multiple topics, the decision was determined to cancel the 2021 IHSA postseason, specifically Hunter Seat Zone Finals, Western Semi-Finals and the National Championship Horse Show, due to COVID-19.

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IHSA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PETER CASHMAN AND FOUNDER BOB CACCHIONE APPEAR ON THE PLAIDCAST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Dec. 25, 2020 – The 0 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) Executive Director Peter Cashman and IHSA founder Bob Cacchione join hosts Piper Klemm, Ph.D., publisher of The Plaid Horse magazine and Tonya Johnston, MA., a mental skills coach and author, on the Plaidcast podcast Friday, Dec. 25. They will discuss collegiate education and riding during the pandemic, their Inaugural Online Horse Show, powered by DigitalHorseShow.com and more.

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In Remembrance Naomi Blumenthal–1942-2020

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Dec. 15, 2020 – The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) leadership is saddened to announce that Naomi Blumenthal passed away peacefully Dec. 13, surrounded by her family. Blumenthal, 78, from Manlius, New York, served the IHSA for over 40 years. She taught equestrian studies and equine business management at Cazenovia College for 27 years and was a coach of the Cazenovia College IHSA Equestrian Team. She was a longtime member of the IHSA board of directors, first as a regional president, then as zone chair and for many years as executive treasurer.

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JOIN US FOR THE IHSA INAUGURAL ONLINE HORSE SHOW RESULTS CELEBRATION, POWERED BY DIGITALHORSESHOW.COM

Fairfield, Conn. – Dec. 3, 2020 – Join us for the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) Inaugural Online Horse Show Results Celebration, powered by DigitalHorseShow.com, Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. EST. IHSA fans, members, coaches and alumni, cheer on your favorite riders and teams during the first-ever online presentation. Your host, IHSA Vice President Kelly Francfort will share results of the participating colleges and universities who competed from across the country and introduce high-point riders and guests.

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COMPETE AS PART OF THE INAUGURAL IHSA ONLINE HORSE SHOW, POWERED BY DIGITALHORSESHOW.COM

Fairfield, Conn. – Oct 28, 2020 – Current undergraduate and alumni competing hunter seat and Western members of all levels of the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) are invited to participate in the IHSA Online Horse Show, powered by DigitalHorseShow.com. Teams and riders should confirm current IHSA membership status with their regional presidents and alumni representatives. Entries are open for the IHSA Online Horse Show from Nov. 2-15, 2020 on DigitalHorseshow.com.

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IHSA Western Riders Shine at APHA World

Twelve Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) Western High-Point Open riders took to the world stage in the IHSA Invitational Class at the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship Horse Show held Sept. 29 in Fort Worth, Texas. Nigel Lancaster from Hilliard, Ohio came away as Champion after showcasing his skills in both the reining and horsemanship phases.

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APHA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TO LIVESTREAM IHSA INVITATIONAL CLASS

Fairfield, Conn. – Sept. 27, 2020 – Friends and family not traveling to the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship will have the opportunity to see the IHSA Invitational Class to be held Sept. 29, online starting at 9:30 a.m. Central in the Will Rogers Coliseum. The premier all-age breed show, held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 21-Oct. 4, will feature the competition on their livestream. WATCH THE LIVESTREAM

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GET YOUR ENTRIES IN FOR THE THIS NATIONAL HORSE SHOW ADULT EQUITATION CHAMPIONSHIP

FAIRFIELD, Conn – Sept. 11, 2020 – The National Horse Show, host of the coveted ASPCA Maclay National Championship and three other equitation finals, invites qualified members of IHSA to compete in the Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) National Horse Show (NHS) Adult Equitation Championship, held the first weekend of the show, which starts Oct. 23. Entries are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 18.

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