About the teams
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Equestrian Team is proud to be part of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA.) The team competes throughout the year in both Western and Hunt Seat (also referred to as Hunter Seat or English,) traveling to about 20 shows per season. SMWC is often the site for Regional horse shows. Students in our equine program are a vital part of the horse show management.
Nationals will be on May 1-4 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. IHSA has eight levels of Hunter Seat Riding and six levels of Western Riding. It begins with beginners that have had very minimal instruction and no show experience to those that have competed in nationally recognized competitions. Individual membership does not require students to own their own horse. Horses used in competitions are supplied by the host College.