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  • Hunter/jumper experiences riding in college

    I am in my senior year of college and I am taking a blogging class, so of course I decided to pick a horsey theme--my experiences riding in college, which necessarily involved riding on the cheap. It's called The Collegial Equestrian.

    I was thinking COTHers might be interested so I hope you'll stop by! I am very excited to begin exchanging ideas of how to ride on a budget with people from across the world.

    Disclaimer: I've already OKed this post with a moderator--it's not considered advertising because I do not have ads or make any money off my blog.
    The Frugal Foxhunter

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    Very cool! I'm a Junior in HS and looking forward to what riding I can do in college. This will be a very helpful resource, thanks

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      #3
      Originally posted by Jumpthemoon16 View Post
      Very cool! I'm a Junior in HS and looking forward to what riding I can do in college. This will be a very helpful resource, thanks
      Thank you for checking it out! I remember being in the same place when I was looking for colleges to apply to--I didn't apply anywhere that did not have an equestrian club or team. Future post idea!
      The Frugal Foxhunter

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      • #4
        I have been on UCF's IHSA team for the past four years. Feel free to PM if you need any more material! Your blog looks great!

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        • #5
          I was on U of M Twin Cities' English team as a freshman and have several funny stories if you want any material. Also, jumpthemoon, if you have any questions about IHSA, I would be more than happy to answer them. I did open flat and fences and went to nationals for the Cacchione Cup, so I've been around .
          http://www.youtube.com/user/supershorty628
          Proudly blogging for The Chronicle of the Horse!

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          • #6
            I just read your blog and actually referred to it in my post on my blog today

            I did have a quick question for you-
            When you talk about free leases in your blog do you mean a free lease where you would pay all expenses for horse and get to use said horse without an additional lease fee? Or do you mean a horse that someone else continues to take care of but lets you ride?

            I have always thought of a free lease as a horse that I would be allowed to use "for free" without a lease fee but I would be responsible for said horses care (i.e. board, vet, farrier) although every case is different.

            Sorry I guess that there are instances in your blog where I can't figure out in which way you are referring to a "free lease".

            Love the blog though and I look forward to keeping up with it.
            Equestrian At Hart - A blog about adventures in bringing along a young TB mare and a 2016 Big Star filly

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              Originally posted by hequestrian View Post
              I just read your blog and actually referred to it in my post on my blog today

              I did have a quick question for you-
              When you talk about free leases in your blog do you mean a free lease where you would pay all expenses for horse and get to use said horse without an additional lease fee? Or do you mean a horse that someone else continues to take care of but lets you ride?

              I have always thought of a free lease as a horse that I would be allowed to use "for free" without a lease fee but I would be responsible for said horses care (i.e. board, vet, farrier) although every case is different.

              Sorry I guess that there are instances in your blog where I can't figure out in which way you are referring to a "free lease".
              My experience with free leases has been riding and caring for someone else's horse but with no financial exchange--that is, the owner pays all the expenses and I did the riding, showing, care, etc.

              So that's what I mean when I say "free lease," though admittedly I never had to go do feedings or stuff like that every day because the owners I rode for had full board for their horses.
              The Frugal Foxhunter

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              • #8
                I have been not only a member of, but an officer for both the Hunt Seat and Western IHSA teams at the University of Pittsburgh for the past four years. If you need any insight on what that's been like, or what the IHSA does for the disciplines, feel free to send me an email.
                ~Rachel~
                University of Pittsburgh Class of 2012

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                • #9
                  Count me in if you need more material! I'm a junior Open/Open rider for the SUNY Geneseo Equestrian Team.

                  We're a SUNY school in what might be one of *the* most competitive zones in the country, and we hold our own

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                  • #10
                    I greatly enjoy your blog, I relate to so much of it, hahah! I'm in my second year on the IHSA team at the Savannah College of Art and Design and it's some of the most fun I've ever had while riding, so if you need any more material let me know

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                    • #11
                      Cool idea, and I think it will be useful to a lot of folks considering how many questions we get around here. I rode on an NCAA team on scholarship all four years and am happy to share my experiences as well.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Rel6 View Post
                        Count me in if you need more material! I'm a junior Open/Open rider for the SUNY Geneseo Equestrian Team.

                        We're a SUNY school in what might be one of *the* most competitive zones in the country, and we hold our own
                        I was in your region when I did IHSA in college.

                        Rel6 tells no lies, region 2 is competitive as hell! Our college was in it for fun and as such was looked down upon by many other teams. OMG THE DRAMA.

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                          #13
                          Thanks everyone! I have a couple IHSA guest bloggers on deck but I'll keep your names in mind for down the road...
                          The Frugal Foxhunter

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                            #14
                            New post on choosing a college is up!
                            http://collegialequestrian.blogspot....g-college.html

                            I'd be really interested to see how you IHSA-ers and NCAA-ers chose the school you would ride at in the comments.
                            The Frugal Foxhunter

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                              I'm a senior in university also, and really enjoy the blog so far!

                              If you having questions on riding at a university outside the US, I'd be happy to share my experiences riding OUEA. We're a smaller circuit in eastern Canada modeled after the IHSA.

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                              • #16
                                I love your blog! I'm a senior in high school, and it's been crazy trying to sort out exactly what I want to do with riding in college... every school seems to have a bajillion different ways to go about things.
                                I like mares. They remind me of myself: stubborn know-it-alls who only acknowledge you if you have food.
                                Titania: 50% horse, 50% hippo
                                Unforgetable: torn between jumping and nap time, bad speller

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                                • #17
                                  Collegial do you go to UMD???

                                  I'm involved with both the club and the IHSA team there and would love to chat with you! send me a PM

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