Students today have more opportunities to make riding part of their college
experience than ever before. The key is to understand your own riding goals
and to choose a program that best helps meet them. While participating in
any collegiate equestrian sport doesn’t guarantee you a spot on an Olympic
team, it can add a lot of enjoyment to your college years.
It is important to understand the different college riding programs and
what they offer. Many colleges offer athletic scholarships to riders
regardless of the intercollegiate program they participate in. Club
sports tend to be run and funded by the students who pay all associated
costs and do the paper work. Check with the college about their policy
and any expenses you or they will cover.
Five collegiate groups presently affiliated with USEF: