The Lafayette College Equestrian Team, founded in 2003, is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA). Lafayette is a member of Zone 3 Region 4. Our competitors include Alvernia University, Bloomsburg University, De Sales University, East Stroudsburg University, Kutztown University, Lebanon Valley College, Lehigh University, Moravian College, Rutgers University and University of Scranton. In the past, Lafayette has sent riders to Regionals, Zones, and Nationals for post-season competitions in addition to the 10 regular season competitions. The competitions are spread between the fall and spring semesters.
Competitions are split up into levels: Open, Intermediate, Limit, Novice, Pre-Novice and Introduction. Each class has equal weight towards the team’s total, so the most beginner rider is as valuable to the team as the most experienced.
“Sportsmanship, team spirit, safety and fun have remained the objectives of this organization since its inception.“-Robert E. Cacchione, IHSA Exec. Dir. and Founder