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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
English & Western Teams