Club Highlight: The UVM Equestrian Team

The UVM Equestrian Team has much to offer you, whether you are a complete beginner or an active competitor. Intercollegiate competition offers unique challenges to accomplished riders, and instruction is offered from beginner through advanced levels. The program’s focus is hunter seat equitation and basic dressage, involving 35 students each semester. There is also an interscholastic dressage team, which is a separate entity with its own schedule of competitions. Tryouts for both teams are held at the beginning of each year, with interim tryouts held at the beginning of the winter term to fill any open slots. Team members are required to attend weekly meetings and a minimum of two lessons each week. The Equestrian Team makes its home at Imajica, the farm of coach Madeleine Austin. Transportation to the farm is provided by team members who have their own cars. The Equestrian Team invites interested athletes and riders to try out. While the selection process is competitive, prospective members must remember that we need riders at ALL levels. So, come check us out! You don’t need to have your own horse, just an interest in and committment to riding and being part of a team.For more information, look for www.imajica.net/homeuvm on the Web.