Our Team



Jenna Richardson


Hey there! My name is Jenna and I'm super stoked to be an officer this year! I will be a senior double majoring in Graphic Design and Art. I do not own any horses but have been riding horses since I was 7 years old. I love to ride English and Jump. This will be my fourth year on the team and I couldn't be more excited for it! I have met some of my best friends by being apart of this club and I cannot wait to meet more!


Madelyn Leier

Vice President

 My name is Madelyn, the team’s Vice President, and I am a senior from Shakopee, Minnesota. I am graduating this spring with a degree in Animal Science. This is my third season on the western team. I began riding horses when I was five years old and found the equestrian team by chance my freshman year. Prior to that, I never had the opportunity to show horses. I have gotten so much from being on the team these past few seasons. I look forward to what the rest of my time serving our club has in store for me!


Maedelin Arbeiter

Hunt Team Captain

Hi! I am a senior from Maple Grove, MN studying psychology and business management hoping to one day be a certified equine assisted psychotherapist. I grew up riding western but made the switch to hunt seat when I came to the U, definitely the best decision of my life! I am a firm believer that days spent at the barn are days well spent. This will be my third year as the Hunt Seat Team Captain. 

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Natalie Linders

Western Team Captain

Hi! I'm a junior studying Animal Science with an Equine emphasis, and I've been with Minnesota Equestrian since my freshman year. I show my mare, Penny, on the Pinto and WSCA circuits in all-around pleasure events. If you catch us at a show, don't hesitate to say hi! The horsemanship class is one of my favorites, and IHSA puts a great twist on it that allows for continued improvement year after year. It's an awesome chance to try a unique form of showing horses while having fun with our horse-loving team!


Holly Jahn


Hello! I am a senior from Germantown, Wisconsin studying Animal Science with an Equine Emphasis with a minor in Agriculture Business! This is my first year as Secretary and my third year on the team. I grew up riding hunt and jumping ever since I was about 7 years old, but made the switch to western when I came to the U! I have never owned a horse of my own, but have spent many years working at different farms riding and learning as much as I could! I am thankful for IHSA allowing me to continue my riding in college and am looking forward to another year spent at the barn and traveling to shows with friends! 


Halley Walsh


Hello! I'm a senior from Madison, Wisconsin and I'm double majoring in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and Psychology! Although I don't own any horses of my own, I have been riding both English and Western since I was seven years old and I love spending my summers teaching riding lessons at the summer camp where learned to ride! I have been a member of the Hunt team since my sophomore year and I am looking forward another year of great friends and great horses!


Ashley Marlowe


Hello! My name is Ashley and I am a Sophomore currently majoring in Biomedical Engineering. I live in Wichita, Kansas now, but I grew up in Rochester, Minnesota. I started riding horses when I was eight and discovered jumping about a year after that. Since then I have been hooked, and in 2012 I got my first horse Tantor. Going to school so far from home, I wasn’t able to bring him so I joined the Hunt Seat team to be able to continue riding and competing even without a horse of my own. This will be my second year on the team and I can’t want for more years to come. 

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