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Mount Holyoke is the only small, liberal arts college in its region to host an active IHSA Western riding team. Like dressage, the western team is a club sport that gives students unique leadership opportunities as well as a competitive western riding experience. The team was founded in 2008 and is quickly growing into a force to be reckoned with in their region.


Organic Mattresses After a Long-Day's Ride

Whether you are riding a Western saddle or an English one, after a day of riding a horse and competing in Western competitions you will definitely feel sore in your body. Some Western riders like to take some time off and relax after a day on the horse and they swear that sleeping on a certified organic mattress is the key to preserving your body. Other people will tell you yoga and eating healthy; to each their own!

Rotary Encoders for Trailers
Traveling to Equestrian Competitions can take you all across the country, often driving long distances. It is nice to know that many parts of horse trailers are manufactured with the help of rotary optical encoder products. Accuracy and precision in Western competitions is just as important as in machine parts.


Spring 2015
Jan 23rd: MHC IHSA Western Team Try Outs
Jan 25th: First Offical Team Meeting (7pm)
Jan 31st: UCONN IHSA Show
Feb 14th: MHC IHSA Home Show
Feb 21st: UMASS IHSA Show (Double Header)
March 1st: IHSA Western Regionals @ SHU
March 18th - 22nd: IHSA Western Semi Finals
April 25th: Sunrise Pleasure Horse Show @ MHC
April 27th - May 3rd: IHSA Nationals @ The Big E

Prospective and admitted students, please contact us if you are interested in western riding! We are always looking for new additions to our team, regardless of skill level.


More information coming soon!