Anyone can join the team. Owning a horse or having experience is not required. The team owns several horses which are used during practices and competitions. Any level of riding experience is accepted. You do not have to try out to be on the team, but your riding will be evaluated to determine which division you should be placed in.
Meetings are every Tuesday during fall, winter, and spring quarters in Building 2, Room 112, at Noon.
"I learned a great deal about myself during these four years and have gained skill sets that have enabled me to succeed in other areas of my life. Despite some humbling moments, I ultimately learned how to set reasonable goals for myself as well as learning how to work with an array of personalities. I look back at those four years as the most rewarding experience thus far in my life. I have come away with friends that I will keep in touch with for the rest of my life."
-Lauren Davis, former captain
The Cal Poly Pomona Horse Show Team competes as part of the IHSA. This organization levels out the playing field in a sport where money has so much to do with success in the show ring. Instead of being judged on which rider has the nicest horse, the classes are judged on who can ride what they are given with the best position. Shows are hosted by various colleges in the region, and all the colleges in the region try to pool horses together for the shows. The morning of the show, those who are competing are not permitted to ride at all before their class. They watch all the horses in the competition warm up with designated warm-up riders, and then go to a draw table to see which horse they will be riding in their classes. Sometimes riders luck out and draw a horse they know quite well, and other times, they draw a horse they've never laid their eyes on. This keeps riders on their toes and means they must be adaptable riders, as no two horses are the same.
If you have any questions regarding the team, please feel free to contact the following officers:
|President: Erin Leon|
|Vice President: Tanya Lopatriello|
|Secretary: Alba Villalobos|
|Treasurer: Analucia Aliaga|
|Ag Council Rep: Nicole Thurman|
|Historian: Liz Bois|
|Show Manager: Stephanie Sosa|
|Social Chair: Jamie Amezquita|