Hunt Seat Equestrian Team

The mission of the Hunt Seat Equestrian Team is to enable student riders from any skill level and economic background to compete in horse shows through the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA — Zone 7, Region 1). The Equestrian Team was formed to provide students interested in horses and riding an additional opportunity to ride and advance abilities in a competitive setting. The Equestrian Team aims to ride at a competitive level with other institutions while also fostering a positive, supportive and fun dynamic among members and competitors. The Equestrian Team strives to maintain membership and grow in the future, increasing interest in horseback riding among the community as well as attracting prospective students.

Team captains – TBD

Team coach – Sheila Wilson

Faculty adviser – TBD


Facebook: @earlhamequestrianteam

Instagram: @earlhameq

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Interested in joining?

The ECET (Earlham College Equestrian Team) holds tryouts each fall for the sole purpose of introducing the coach and captains to the strengths and weaknesses of each rider such that they can be placed into the divisions where they will be most successful. There are no cuts from the team. All riders who tryout for the team will practice and compete.


Being a member of the team requires a significant commitment. Riders are expected to:

  • contribute $45 each semester in team dues. These funds are used towards entry fees and registration fees.
  • attend a weekly meeting during lunchtime on Wednesdays.
  • attend practice for one hour each Saturday afternoon.
  • arrive on time and participate fully in all team activities.
  • attend at least four shows in each semester.
  • support their teammates in practice and at shows.


Each rider will need to be able to wear:

  • tall boots
  • a hunt coat
  • a clean show shirt
  • a velvet or velvet covered helmet
  • black gloves
  • a hair net

Expenses for these items are the responsibility of each rider, but some of these items may be borrowed from other teammates. 

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