The Lander Equestrian Team competes in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) which has sanctioned events and shows across the Southeast. Riders who ride Hunt Seat will compete in Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat and over Fences. Western Riders will compete in Western Horsemanship and Reining. The regular season shows are within Zone 5 Region 3, with shows being hosted at different schools throughout the season.



The coach will choose riders to compete based on how each rider is performing at home and based on the number of riders allowed for each competition. All riders will need to be available to be chosen to compete and will be told the final list of riders for the competition 2 weeks prior to the date of the competition. When that list is out, the chosen riders will then pay show fees.

Riders will compete on their level of experience in classes that include:

  • Advanced Horsemanship
  • Intermediate Horsemanship
  • Novice Horsemanship
  • Walk/Trot or Jog Horsemanship

Riders will compete in classes in their level, which include:

  • Open Eq. Over Fences
  • Intermediate Eq. Over Fences
  • Novice Eq. Over Fences
  • Walk/ Trot/ Canter
  • Open Reining
  • Open Eq. on the Flat
  • Intermediate Eq. on the Flat
  • Novice Eq. on the Flat
  • Walk/ Trot
  • Open Horsemanship

When a rider accumulates 36 points, they will qualify for Regional Finals in that class and move up to the next level of class (1st place= 7pts, 2nd place= 5pts, and on down). Riders will compete on horses provided by the hosting University and are not allowed any prep time with the horse that the rider draws.

Competition Region:

  • Lander University
  • University of South Carolina
  • Clemson University
  • College of Charleston
  • USC Aiken
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Converse College
  • Wesleyan College
  • Mercer College
  • Wofford College