Congratulations to Maddy Paul (age 10) for being on the cover of this September/October issue of Young Rider magazine. Maddy is a western and hunt seat rider at Saddle Lake Equestrian Center. She trains with the University of Cincinnati coach, Missy Jo Hollingsworth. Congratulation again Maddy on this awesome accomplishment!
Get ready for 2013 Fall tryouts! Planning is underway and UCET’s members are looking forward to meetings many new team members. They have a plan to grow their team to the maximum with 60 members! Tryouts for their Western Team will be held on August 24th and tryouts for their Hunt Seat Team will be held on August 25th. Bring your boots and helmet… This year is going to be a great one! For more information about tryouts and to register, visit our “Join the Team” page and fill out the form on the left. Can’t wait to see you there!
The Equestrian Team’s coach, Missy Jo Hollingsworth has just received the “Coach of the Year” award from the University of Cincinnati! The award was earned by Missy Jo out of all Club Sport and Student Groups at the University! Three different team members wrote in wonderful recommendation letters and the team’s President was asked to read the following excerpt from the letters during the award ceremony, “Missy Jo goes above and beyond the expectations of a coach to help team members grow. She covers all aspects of life when she encourages us. Her goal is for our members to become “riders not passengers” and she has certainly done this with many and will only continue to do so.” Missy Jo loves the team and works very hard and certainly deserves ”Coach of the Year” at UC. Congratulations and thank you coach!
Congratulations to Lindsey Bosse! Today she went to North Carolina to represent the University of Cincinnati’s Equestrian Team at the 2012 IHSA National Competition and placed 3rd! Lindsey placed 3rd out of all of the Hunt Seat Flat Class Alumni IHSA riders in the nation. Great job Lindsey!
UC’s Equestrian Team will be hosting their first annual Test Ride! This event is for current high school students who are interested in attending UC and who are thinking about riding in college. Please visit our Test Ride page for more information about this exciting event! Feel free to email our President, Brianna Spence, with and questions you may have.
Many of our team members qualified for our Regional show and did very well! We had one rider move on to Western Semi Finals in the Open Reining division! She preformed wonderfully and was very excited to ride an advanced reining horse. Two of our riders moved on to Hunt Seat Zones. One completed a beautiful course, earning herself 3rd place and the other did a wonderful job on the flat and won first place in her division! She will be heading to North Carolina the first week of May to compete in IHSA Nationals. UCET is very proud of all of it’s riders and can’t wait for an even more successful season to start in the Fall. Thank you to everyone’s hard work and dedication!
Congratulations team! We helped raise enough money to feed three local families through out the holiday season! Our team plans to start giving back to the community much more than what we have done in the past and this was a great way to begin! Thank you for all that helped, three local families really appreciate it and will have hot, hand delivered meals because of UCET.
The President of UCET attended an internship luncheon at the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center in the Kentucky Horse Park. Here she learned what a wonderful program the facility had to help off the track thoroughbreds, with a faith of slaughter, become wonderful pets or competition horses. In addition to learning about the program, she was able to learn about internship possibilities for riders on UCET.
The University of Cincinnati Equestrian Team participated in the All American Quarter Horse Youth Equestrian World Games! We held a both with team and recruitment information during the show. Our coach, Missy Jo Hollingsworth, took many of her youth clients to the show and placed!