The Rider University Equestrian Team is a club sport for full time undergraduate students. Its goal is to instill knowledge and skill in horsemanship and riding. The club will educate members of the Rider University community about horses and related subjects, foster interest of riding, and present members with the opportunity to experience the sport.

Captain – Melanie Boyea, [email protected]
Advisor – Lisa Tindall, [email protected]

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About the Equestrian Team


Lessons are scheduled with the coach based upon both the coach’s and your availability. Lessons cost $20 for a half hour private or an hour group lesson. If you are a showing member, you must take one lesson per week throughout the semester. You may however, lesson as often as you like. Lessons are held at Buckingham Valley Farm in Buckingham, PA. No car on campus? No problem...we try to carpool as often as possible to lessons and shows.

Equestrian club

2016-2017 Show Schedule

Game Date Opponent
Oct. 2 West Chester Univ/Alumni @ TBD
Oct. 8 Delaware Valley University @ DVU
Oct. 9 Open
Oct. 15 Arcadia @ Red Wing
Oct. 16 Bucks County Comm College @ Hickory Run
Nov. 6 Rowan @ Dream Park
Nov. 19 Rider @ Briarwood
Nov. 20 Penn State Berks / F & M @ Glory Springs

League Affiliation

Rider’s Equestrian Team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) which is the largest Intercollegiate Equestrian Organization in the United States.


Our team attends about 10 IHSA horse shows every academic year in our region. Riders are required to sign up for shows they wish to attend at the beginning of each semester. In addition to this, as per IHSA rules, Riders must complete a lesson with our coaches the week that they plan to show. Every rider agrees to comply with IHSA rules and proper English show attire is required for the horse shows. You do not have to show to be a part of our team. If you don’t want to show, you may still take lessons and be a part of team events.

Team Costs

IHSA Dues: $45 for hunt seat
Team Dues: $30 per semester
Lesson Fees: $20 per lesson
Show Entry Fees: $25 per entry

Interested in joining?

If you are interested in becoming a member contact [email protected]

Activity and Club Category 
Recreational Sports, Club Sports