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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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HOST UNIVERSITIES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2019 IHSA WESTERN SEMI-FINALS

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Dec. 10, 2018 – The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) is celebrating their 40-year anniversary of the Western disciplines. Recently, the organization’s leadership announced the locations for the for their Western Semi-Finals, sponsored by the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), scheduled for March 16-17. The Semi-Finals are the decisive step for Western riders and teams to qualify for the IHSA National Championship Horse Show, May 2-5 in Syracuse, New York. IHSA riders compete in a range of levels in Western horsemanship and in the open level in both horsemanship and reining.

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Skidmore College and SCAD to be Honored at the Pegasus Awards Ceremony at 2019 US Equestrian Annual Meeting

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Nov. 26, 2019 – US Equestrian, the national governing body of equestrian sport, will hold their annual meeting and Pegasus Awards in Palm Beach, Florida in January. New to the Pegasus Awards celebratory evening, the 2018 Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Equestrian Team Awards will be presented Thursday evening, Jan. 10. US Equestrian’s Pegasus Awards honor some of the great men and women of equestrian sport. The 2018 Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Equestrian Team award winners demonstrated their excellence in USEF-affiliated collegiate and scholastic organizations in 2018 and will be recognized for their achievements and success during Pegasus night.

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LEARN ALL ABOUT THE IHSA AT EQUINE AFFAIRE

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Nov. 5, 2018 – North America’s premier equine exposition and gathering will be held in West Springfield, Massachusetts, Nov. 8-11. 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 in college.

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IHSA LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Aug. 6, 2018– The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) launched a redesign of its website, ihsainc.com, to provide visitors, members, partner organizations and fans with a much–improved resource for relevant and easy-to-find information about the IHSA. The new website supports a brand refresh which kicked off with the introduction of the new brand identity in Feb. 2018.

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IHSA MEMBERS TO COMPETE FOR THE 2018 NRHA COLLEGIATE REINING CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE NRHA DERBY

IHSA Members to Compete for 2018 NRHA Collegiate Reining Championship at the NRHA Derby

FAIRFIELD, Conn,– June 26, 2018 – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby is an annual one-week event held in Oklahoma City, June 23-July 1. The competition showcases the world's best reining horses and riders and attracts thousands of spectators each year. One of the highlights of the Derby is the Collegiate Reining Championship scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, June 29, at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, featuring the top college riders from North America.

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UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY AWARDED THE AQHA TEAM NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Harrisburg, Penn.—May 7, 2018—The final day of the 2018 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championship Horse Show featured the conclusion of the Western divisions. Young men and sparkle-clad women sat tall in the saddle to compete at the Pennsylvania Farm Complex in Harrisburg. The AQHA National Champion Team University of Findlay took home the trophy after a stunning victory over talented teams from across the country. Ohio State University was named reserve champion.

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SKIDMORE COLLEGE WINS THE COLLEGIATE CUP

Harrisburg, Penn.—May 6, 2018—Competition Saturday at the 2018 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championship Horse Show included tiebreakers and exciting outcomes. The Skidmore Thoroughbreds maintained a lead throughout the show and finished with 30 points, earning them the right to take the Collegiate Cup home to Saratoga Springs. Reserve champions Savannah College of Art and Design were just two points behind and Stanford University was third with 22 points.

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USEF/CACCHIONE CUP AND WESTERN DIVISIONS FEATURED SECOND DAY OF IHSA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Harrisburg, Penn.—May 4, 2018 —The 2018 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championship Horse Show resumed for the second day of action at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 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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DISTINGUISHED JUDGES SET TO OFFICIATE IHSA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Fairfield, Conn.—April 30, 2018 —The 2018 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) is set to kick off their National Championship in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, May 3-6. Young men and women from across the U.S. and Canada will descend upon the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex to represent their colleges and universities in hunter seat equitation and Western horsemanship in a range of levels from Walk-Trot through Open, alumni championships, 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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2018 IHSA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNS NAMED

Fairfield, Conn. — April 23, 2018—The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) selected two members out of 22 applicants for the 2018 IHSA National Championship Candid Photography Internship. Lisa Giris and Madison Dempster will travel to Nationals May 3–6 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to capture the action behind the scenes. Each year the photography interns contribute images used in IHSA communications.

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MEDIA ALERT: 2018 IHSA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN HARRISBURG

Fairfield, Conn. ­– April 13, 2018 – Young equestrians from across the U.S. and Canada are set to compete at the 2018 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championship at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, May 3-6. The event will feature 450 men and women hunter seat and Western collegiate riders of all levels in divisions from Walk-Trot through Open. The contenders have competed throughout the season to qualify to take part in the National Championship.

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IHSA TEAMS FINISH AT THE TOP AT ZONE FINALS

Fairfield, Conn. ­– April 10, 2018 – The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) held eight Zone Finals April 7-8. The eight Zone hunter seat competitions produced across the country were qualifying events for the 2018 IHSA National Championship to be showcased at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, May 3-6.

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CENTENARY UNIVERSITY IHSA TEAM SUPPORTS EQUESTRIAN AID FOUNDATION THROUGH TICKET SALES FOR LONGINES MASTERS OF NEW YORK

Wellington, Fla. ­– April 3, 2018 – Centenary University’s Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) team found an ingenious way to promote international show jumping while supporting Equestrian Aid Foundation and their mission to help horse people facing catastrophic injury and illness. When you purchase your tickets to Longines Masters of New York through a Centenary IHSA team member or online with a promo code, a percentage of sales from every ticket sold will go to Equestrian Aid Foundation.

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