EQUESTRIAN CLUB & INTERCOLLEGIATE TEAM. GOALS. CONTACT. The George Mason university equestrian club is currently working towards raising
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CLUB & INTERCOLLEGIATE TEAM
The George Mason university equestrian club is currently working towards raising
$12 million in order to build a campus barn. The proposed facility will have 50 stalls, with room for school horses, student boarders, and private boarders. Out of this equestrian facility the George Mason University Equestrian Club will develop:
• a therapeutic riding program
• an at risk youth program
• a lesson program for the community
• a trainer development program for students
• Intercollegiate Dressage Team
• Affiliated National Riding Commission team
• Western IHSA team
Intercollegiate Eventing team
• equine Management Program of study
RIDE LIKE A PATRIOT
George Mason Equestrian
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
The George Mason University Equestrian Club & intercollegiate team will allow student with an interest in horse back riding to practice and compete at the intercollegiate level regardless of financial status, riding experience, gender, sexual orientation, or religion. The club will focus on creating an environment conducive to learning, teaching, and improving skills in equestrian sports, while in the company of fellow students. Our goal is to produce riders who are safe, competent, and versatile. The club will also support the horse community in northern Virginia through charitable and community service events so that horses and equestrian activities can thrive and grow in our area. The club will also reach out to the George Mason University Student body by participation in campus organized events.
The George Mason University Equestrian Club and Intercollegiate Team was founded in august of 2004. During its inaugural year the club became the largest club sport at George Mason University and finished in the top ten out of 16 schools. Wanting to reach out to the local equestrian community, the club established a relationship with the Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program
• February 11th - IhSA Show at Sweet Briar College
• February 18th - Fundraiser*
• February 26th - IHSA Show at Mary Washington University
• March 3rd - IHSA Show at goucher College
• March 5th - Fundraiser*
March 19th - IHSA Show at the College of William & Mary
• March 26th - IHSA Regionals at Mary Washington University
• April 1st - Ride to Thrive Therapeutic Riding Show (cohosted with Northern Virginia therapeutic Riding Program)
• April 8th - Fundraiser*
• April 9th - IHSA Zones at Sweet Briar College
• May 4th-6th - IHSA Nationals in Ohio
* Visit our website for more details
The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association was founded on the principle that any college student should be able to participate in horse shows regardless of his or her financial status or riding levels. Emphasis is on learning, sportsmanship, and fun. Competition play a role but the students’ enthusiasm and team spirit are the major factors. The objective of the IHSA competition is to offer the opportunity to riders in the first years of riding as well as to students with show experience. Eliminating the expense of shipping or even owning horses puts IHSA competition within reach of many who would otherwise miss out on an equestrian experience. The gMU Equestrian Club competes in Zone 4, Region 1 against 16 other colleges and universities.
and co-hosted the first Ride-to-thrive therapeutic riding show. Over the summer the club was the beneficiary of the United States Trail Ride Association s Memorial Day Benefit ride and hosted a successful schooling show in Middleburg, VA.
Each year the club continues to grow and develop thanks to the support and involvement of our members and our local community. With your help the George Mason university’s equestrian program will rise to its full potential and beyond.