About LIU Post Equestrian Team
The LIU Post Equestrian Team is a co-educational sport whose governing body is the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (www.ihsainc.com). The format of the IHSA has made it possible for college students of various skill levels and financial status, to compete on a “level playing field”. The LIU Post Equestrian Team competes in IHSA- Zone 2 Region 4 against neighboring schools from Long Island and New York City.
The LIU Post Equestrian Team welcomes all levels of riders from beginner walk-trot to seasoned hunter-jumper competitors and dressage riders. The team is open to any undergraduate or graduate student. Undergraduate (full -time) riders of all levels may participate in 10 IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association) regulated horse shows, culminating with Nationals in May. Graduate students and alumnae/I are eligible to compete in the IHSA only if they were members of the IHSA in their undergraduate years. This is a NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY team. Beginners and experienced riders are all encouraged to join. Riders with experience will be evaluated and put into a lesson group best suiting their ability level. Members are required to pay team dues of $250 per semester. The fee covers weekly lesson, the yearly IHSA membership of $30 and the USEF annual insurance coverage fee of $25.
At shows, riders will compete against other students at an equivalent level. The levels of competition range from a Walk/Trot division designed for the beginner riders with little or no riding experience, up to the Open Division, set up for those riders who have previously competed at the 3'6" level on the USA Equestrian (USAE) show circuit, with many divisions in between. A unique quality about the IHSA competition is that no rider may use his or her own horse. All riders compete on horses supplied by the Host College and are randomly drawn by lottery prior to the start of the competition. The shows take place on scheduled Saturdays and/or Sundays throughout the fall and spring semesters all over Long Island and the tri-state area. The team is allowed to compete in ten competitions each school year.
NOTE: All club sport participants are required to demonstrate and maintain enrollment in a family or other health insurance plan. Students who do not have their own health insurance are eligible to purchase the Aetna Student Health Plan. For more information contact 1-866-654-2682.
In order to compete safely and effectively all IHSA participants are required to take at least one lesson a week for an hour. These lessons are given at the barn conveniently located on campus. Although only one lesson is required it is strongly recommended by the coach that all members practice as much as possible. There are also special arrangements made for those riders who own and ride their own horses daily. Lessons take place from September to December and then from mid January until after the National Horse Show in May.
Facility - “The Barn”
North Shore Equestrian Center (NSEC) which is conveniently located on LIU Post campus is the home of the LIU Post Equestrian Team. It is a perfect setting for an Intercollegiate Equestrian Team. It has a large indoor arena that shelters the riders during times of inclement weather as well as two spacious outdoor riding rings. It also includes a heated lounge area for viewing, as well as a café with great food and drinks.
North Shore Equestrian Center