Lander Equestrian Team

Saddle up for adventure!

Founded in 2000, the Lander University Equestrian Team is open to all students regardless of academic major or horsemanship experience. Team members range from those with little to no riding experience, to those who have competed on regional and national levels. Each member is placed into classes according to their experience level.

Being involved on the Equestrian Team not only greatly improves your riding skills, it also makes you a better horse person overall. Team members can choose from two levels of participation: Club and Show Team.

Equestrian Club

A perfect fit for those who are unsure of how much time they can commit but would like to be part of the organization, learn more about horses and have opportunities to work with the university's Therapeutic Riding Program.  Once dues are paid, members help out with hosting home events such as rodeos and shows, participate in team workouts, audit clinics and help with other club activities.  

Equestrian Show Team

Being a part of the Show Team is a great way for those who wish to further their own riding skills in competition.  Both English and Western Competition are offered at Lander's Equestrian Center.  After dues are paid, members will receive two mounted lessons per week, attend a weekly morning workout, participate in team meetings, fundraisers and help with basic horse care assignments.  Members also participate in on-site clinics taught by outside instructors and other team activities. 

 Show Team members must pay IHSA National dues ($40 for one discipline and $60 for both disciplines, annually).  Team members who compete on the Hunt Seat Team must also hold a current membership with the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) for each year they compete in the IHSA.

Students must be able to provide their own clothes for lessons and competitions.  Members of the Show Team are also responsible for assisting with all events hosted by the Lander Equestrian Center, as well as those that promote the Equestrian Team/Club.

To Get Involved

Please contact Coach Marianne Bartley Lehman if you would like to know more!  You can reach Coach Marianne by email to mbartleylehman@lander.edu