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Santa Clara University Equestrian Team

The Santa Clara University Equestrian Team has 15 to 20 both competing and non-competing members riding in Hunt Seat Equitation. "Tryouts" or Evalution rides are held at the beginning of each academic year. The team is looking for experienced riders with a showing background as well as beginners that are passionate about learning more about equestrianism. The Santa Clara Equestrian Team practices at DiCorti Bush Equestrian in Gilroy, CA. 

Santa Clara competes in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. IHSA competitions are based on catch riding, where riders draw a horse that has been provided from the hosting school. The IHSA competition style promotes riders from of all skill levels, to compete individually and as teams at regional, zone, and national levels. Riders are placed in divisions ranging from beginning Walk Trot to Open Fences based on previous show experience. The team travels to schools within the Zone 8 Region 1 area for competition. Other schools within our region include Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo, Stanford University, Sonoma State University, University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Davis, University of California at Santa Cruz.