Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association - IHSA

The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) welcomes all genders at all riding levels and offers individual and team competition in Hunter seat equitation, Western horsemanship, Ranch Riding, and Reining at more than 400 member colleges and universities. Founded in 1967, it is the oldest and largest intercollegiate equestrian organization with 10,000 members in 47 states and Canada.

IHSA college and university team participation is represented through a variety of programs including varsity athletics, academic departments and club sports.

The IHSA promotes competition for riders of all skill levels, who compete individually and as teams at regional, zone and national levels.  The association was founded on the principle that any college student should have the opportunity to participate in equestrian competition regardless of financial status, gender or riding level. The IHSA emphasizes learning and sportsmanship and fosters teamwork. IHSA welcomes riders in their first years of riding and students with show experience. IHSA eliminates the expense of owning and transporting horses and puts competition within financial reach of college and university students.

IHSA offers valuable hands-on experience and professional development in multiple facets of the equine industry. Many IHSA teams participate in service projects, giving back to their communities. Through the IHSA, students enhance their college experience and develop the tools that help to build successful careers.

For more information visit the IHSA website at