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WKU Equestrian Team


WKU is proud to offer exciting extracurricular equine opportunities to our students.  The WKU Equestrian Team competes in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and is an affordable option for students wishing to compete at the collegiate level, improve their horsemanship skills, and be part of an equestrian community.  Students do not need to own a horse to participate.


Fall 2020 Timeline

  • Equestrian Team Informational Meeting – Tuesday, August 25th at 5:00 PM in the AREC Equine Barn Classroom
  • Equestrian Team Tryouts – Thursday, August 27th and Friday, August 28th in the AREC Equine Arena
  • Practices – Beginning September 1st, Tuesday/Thursday from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • IHSA Show Schedule – TBD


Tryouts are held at the beginning of the fall semester of each academic year.  Tryout horses will be provided.  Appropriate footwear (close toed with a heel) and helmet (provided) are required.  All interested students are encouraged to try out. 


All riders must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours to participate.

All members must maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average.

Students from all majors are welcome to participate in practice and shows.


Members are responsible for local and national IHSA member dues, class fees, room and board at shows, and show outfit.

Horses and tack will be furnished by WKU for practices and participating universities at shows.

The Equestrian Team holds fundraisers throughout the year to lessen show costs. 

Styles and Classes

IHSA Western Team – Western Team riders practice for and compete in divisions ranging from Beginner through Open.  Class types include rail, pattern work, and reining for advanced riders.  A new class was announced for the 2020/2021 show season: Ranch Riding!

For more information, contact:

Equestrian Team Coach
Creste Jean
(270) 935-7366


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 Last Modified 7/30/20