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Equestrian Teams
Be an equestrian and a scholar at Otterbein.  Our nationally competitive equestrian team will allow you to meet your competition goals and expand your equestrian interests.  Otterbein is proud to offer several different options for its equestrians.  Riders have the opportunity to participate in three different disciplines; Hunt Seat, Dressage, and Eventing.
  • Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Hunt Seat Team

    Huntseat Equine TeamThe huntseat team is open to all levels of riders.  IHSA shows consist of nine divisions and riders compete in regional competitions throughout the academic year.  Strong placings will secure a position in the Zone and/or National Championship Horse Show as a team or individual.   Riders also have the opportunity to hone their show skills at local rated and unrated horse shows.  Riders can compete on their own horse or one of the many suitable mounts owned by Otterbein University. To be eligible for the team, riders are required to register for at least two lessons per week. 

    Huntseat Equine Team2014-15 IHSA Show Schedule

    • October 4-5, 2014, at OSU
    • October 18-19, 2014, at Miami University
    • November 8-9, 2014, at Otterbein University
    • February 15, 2015, Combined Region Show at Otterbein University
    • February 21-22, 2015, at Ohio University
    • March 8, 2015, Regionals at Stonegate Farm
    • March 28, 2015, Zones at Morehead State University
      Nationals being held at The Big "E", Springfield, MA

    Contact IHSA Coach: Tenley Struhs

  • Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) Team

    Dressage TeamThe Dressage Team is open to all levels of riders. IDA shows consist of four divisions.   Riders compete in a regional competition throughout the academic year.  Strong placings will secure a position at the National Championship Horse Show as a team or individual rider. To be eligible for the team, riders are required to register for at least two lessons per week. 

    2014-15 IDA Show Schedule

    • October 25-26, 2014, at Otterbein
    • December 6, 2014, hosted by University of Kentucky 
    • February 14, 2015, hosted by Midway College
    • March 14-15, 2015, hosted by Miami University 

    Contact IDA Coach: Kari Briggs

  • Eventing Team

    Eventing TeamThe event team is open to all levels of riders.  Competitions are available for students on both personally owned horses and Otterbein horses.  If riding an Otterbein owned horse, riders may be required to maintain a horse lease, depending on their level and competition goals.  Selected riders will travel to both rated USEA/USEF horse trials and unrated schooling shows.  Team members also have the opportunity to participate in clinics and combined tests hosted at the Knowlton Center. To be eligible for the team, riders are required to register for at least two lessons per week. 

    Contact Eventing Coach: Kari Briggs

Equine Science

  • At the Knowlton Center

    Wendy Hovey, Administrative Assistant
    p/ 614.823.3020
    f/ 614.823.1585
    e/ whovey@otterbein.edu 
  • On Campus

    Donna Rhodeback, Administrative Assistant
    p/ 614.823.1517
    f/ 614.823.3042
    e/ drhodeback@otterbein.edu