About the Team
The Ohio State Hunt Seat Equestrian Team is a university sport club. Since 2011, the team has called Sid Griffith Equestrian Center home. Under the instruction of coaches Sid Griffith, Allison Applegett, and Madison Beaver, competitive members have the opportunity to show, representing Ohio State in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).
IHSA, founded in 1967, believes that any college rider should be able to afford to show. This innovative organization created a system where each show’s host provides the horses and tack; riders draw their mounts for each class at random and are judged on their equitation on a horse they have never ridden before. Each placing brings a specific amount of points, and if enough points are earned, riders can qualify for Regional, Zone, and National competitions. With eight levels of Hunt Seat competition, there is a place for riders of all experience levels.
The team is a member of Zone 6, Region 2— our competitors include Ohio University, Otterbein University, Denison University, University of Dayton, Wilmington College, and Tiffin University. OSU HSET encourages students to join; we have three levels of membership (competitive, noncompetitive, and social) to accommodate all levels of interest.
Above: Team members after a successful home show.
Below: The team at Miami's show.