Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What is the Campbell University Equestrian Team?
A:The Campbell University Equestrian Team is a Club Sport at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. We offer Campbell University students the chance to experience the world of hunter-jumper and western competition. We are located at Saddletree Stables in Willow Spring, NC.
Q:How will we compete?
A:The Campbell University Equestrian Team will compete through the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) as well as various local shows.
Q:How do IHSA shows work?
A:When we compete at IHSA shows, the host school will provide the tack and horses. Schooling is not permitted and riders must randomly draw their horses from a hat. The IHSA challenges riders to perform at their best, no matter the situation. To learn more, click here.
Q:What are the requirements to join the Campbell University Equestrian Team?
A:Riders must be full-time students at Campbell University and willing to participate in team activities both inside and outside of the show arena. Students wishing to show through IHSA competition must be full-time undergraduate students.
Q:How much riding experience do I need?
A:It is recommended that all riders have some riding experience; however, riders do not need to be at the Grand Prix level in order to ride on the Campbell University Equestrian Team. No matter what your current level, all riders must be willing to improve and learn. The IHSA offers classes from the walk-trot level to open fences, and can accommodate all riders.
Q:Do I have to own a horse to join the Campbell University Equestrian Team?
A:Absolutely not. Saddletree Stables will provide our practice horses and the host school will provide our mounts when we compete.
Q: If I make the team, do I have to pay anything?
A: Yes, you are required to pay club dues (please see the becoming a team member page under the About Us tab for more information). In addition, you will be asked to pay for your yearly IHSA membership ($40 for Hunter Seat riders which includes your membership to USHJA, $50 for combined riders or $30 for riders who participate in only Western Horsemanship).