The Bowdoin Equestrian Team consists of a group of riders who compete in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).  It is a club sport open to anyone who is interested in riding or learning to ride.  Horse shows are held 6-10 times a year at various college stables.  During shows, students ride horses that are provided by the host college and chosen by drawing lots. The use of personal tack is not allowed and schooling is not permitted. The theory behind this structure is that riding an unknown horse works to equalize the variables of the competition and test the horsemanship of the contestants. All members are encouraged to show with the team.  There are classes available for all abilities ranging from walk/trot division for beginners to open division for more experienced riders.   Interested in joining the team or just want to know a bit more of what its all about? Contact Meg Broderick at kbroderi@bowdoin.edu or Caroline Coles at ccoles@bowdoin.edu



Members of the 2015-2016 Equestrian Team enjoy a fall day in Vermont

Gill Kramer (2017) competes in novice equitation over fences at the University of Vermont

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