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    we would like to get some information about the alumni of the IHSA- could you e-mail me- let me know what your up to now- are you in the business- do you have another career- but still own-ride-show etc. Please email me with your information- Mollyritt1@verizon.net

  • #2
    for what purpose?

    For..... exactly what? School project? For the IHSA? For a magazine?
    It's 2016. Do you know where your old horse is?


    • #3
      yeah really?

      i'm not going to send some random person my personal info just because they're curious...
      Proud member of the "I'm In My 20's and Hope to Be a Good Rider Someday" clique



      • #4
        I know she is the region 4 president in zone 2, but don't know what it is wanted for.


        • #5
          I'll bite...

          I was on the Miami University (of Ohio) Equestrian Team from '93-'97. I am still into horses, I competed actively/taught/trained (around a non-horse job) until a few years ago when we bought our own farm. I am now doing mostly breeding/training, and still working it in around a non-horse career.

          I would love to see if any of my old team members are also COTHers - and if they stuck with horses!
          Blacktree Farm
          Lessons, Training & Sporthorse Sales.
          Blacktree Studio
          Graphic Design, Web Design & Photography.


          • #6

            Molly-hop back on and tell us what this is for. Since you may be a region president I assume this request is coming from the Winter Meeting?
            It's 2016. Do you know where your old horse is?


            • #7
              I just sent an email off to Debbie and this was what I got in response:

              "Hi- I will be sending the info to Bob Cachione - he is looking to see where the alumni are now- I will get in touch with him and ask specifically what they need- I am sure it is not address etc- just how we have continued as adults"

              Sounds pretty fair. Bob's a great guy, I can say pretty confidently that he isn't looking to stalk anyone or to harvest addresses for advertising


              • #8
                uh, bob..........kidding. Well debbie knows where I am, competed for miami ohio, and stony brook, graduated in 87, have my own farm and coach stony brook's team now.


                • #9
                  I sent you an email


                  • #10
                    IHSA Smith College - Graduated '92. Evented in Europe. Came back and went to Florida State University for graduate school, where I co-founded their IHSA Team and coached it. Graduated in '97 and worked for 10 years in a career I hated, found foxhunting, which is my love, and I am back in graduate school at the University of Florida, and still foxhunting.


                    • #11

                      Happy to help! Rode on the team at Virginia Tech from 2000-2004. I've been showing IHSA alumni the past 2 years.

                      Bob has visited our facility several times, he's wonderful! We actually founded the Virginia Tech Equestrian Alumni Society in 2005 when Bob came down for the dedication of our new indoor arena on campus. The goal was just to organize a way for alumni to stay in touch with one another and give back to the current equestrian club and teams. Virginia Tech has always been a tight group and recent events have brought us even closer together. This year the VTEAS has grown to over 120 members, something I'm very proud of for a school that isn't really known for their riding team. As far as I know we're the only school with an organized alumni program.

                      Although I won't reveal specifics or contact info about our alumni I'd be happy to help with general information. PM me if you'd like!


                      • #12
                        There was a similar post that was put on COTH about 1 year ago... you may want to search the Archives. You may also want to make this a bit more "official" - either ask more specific questions, or create an online/zoomerang survey to collect the data.

                        About me:
                        I'm an IHSA Alumni - rode in Zone 8 Region 1, and Z8R3 (as it was called then) when we created a new region my Senior year for Oregon/Washington/Utah/Idaho/Montana (separate from California/Nevada).

                        I now live near San Jose, CA. I work in the semiconductor industry (non-horse related) and ride as a hobby only. Yes, I still own-ride-show.

                        I showed as an Alumni in Z8R1 a few years back (even qualified for & showed at Nat'ls as an alum), but haven't done so recently. If I'm at the shows, I typically just warm-up ride and then steward.

                        PM me if you really need my email, etc. I'm the Z8R1 treasurer, as IHSA already has my email (but I can give it again if needed - just not here)

                        Note: we send the Placement (white) forms to the IHSA Nat'l Alumni rep every year for those riders who have passed their 5 years of eligibility - when was the last time IHSA actually tried contacting those older riders? (the form has their "permanent" address, email, etc)


                        • #13
                          Skidmore '86 here - rode on IHSA team 3 1/2 years. We were Region 2 back then.

                          Currently Director of Riding at Chatham Hall.


                          • #14
                            Well, I was going to wait until I knew exactly what information he wanted, but I'll play anyway.

                            I'm a recent alum (2008) from Sweet Briar College. I rode on the IHSA team for three years; q'd for Zones in Novice Flat as an individual my freshman year, rode on SBC's Collegiate Cup team at nationals (we got 3rd overall, and I got 3rd in the CC Intermediate Flat), and I q'd for Zones in Intermediate Flat as an individual my junior year. We started off in Zone 4, Region 1, but got moved to Z4R2 my junior year.

                            I graduated with my BS in Psychology, and currently I'm living in Akron, OH. I'm working on my PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at UAkron (one of the top ranked I/O programs in the country).

                            Currently trying to get back in to a little bit of recreational riding. Hard to fit in (both time- and money-wise!). While I'll probably eventually get back to showing hunters (post-grad), I don't ever plan on doing anything horse-related professionally.