UGA IHSA Equestrian Team

at Silverthorn Farm


Silverthorn Farm hosts the University of Georgia IHSA Club Equestrian Team. The team is a member of the Club Sports Program at UGA and the Intercolliegate Horse Show Association, or IHSA. We are part of Zone 5, Region 2 in the IHSA and compete against Berry, Clemson, USC, USC Aiken, Lander, GT, Converse, Georgia College and State University, North Georgia College, Kennessaw State University, and many more.

University of Georgia IHSA Equestrian Team

Equestrian Club Team at UGA competes at Huntseat Equitation through the IHSA, competing all the way through the national level. All levels and disciplines of riding are accepted and no experience is necessary. 

All of our members compete in different levels from Walk/Trot to the Open division.  The team is also involved in community equestrian events throughout the Athens area and practices out of a private facility located just 15 minutes from campus.  The team consists of about 25 student athletes that compete in the Hunt Seat division.

Typically, we have two weekend-long or day shows a semester.  In addition, there are post-season competitions for those that qualify- Regionals, Zones, and Nationals

At the horse shows, the host college provides all horses and tack, and some schools also bring horses and tack.  When there, a member of the team attends the "draw" where each rider is assigned to a horses drawn from a "hat."  Riders ONLY get to watch the horse be warmed in the ring.  When it’s time for your class, you go striaght in with no warm-up.  Each rider earns individual points, as well as one member chosen from each class to earn points for the team.
UGA University Of Georgia IHSA Club Equestrian Team