2015 Regionals: Congratulations to the entire Bates Equestrian Team for a wonderful 2015 Regionals. As a team, Bates Equestrian was 6th in Zone 1 Region 2 and had six riders showing at Regionals in nine classes! Individually, Katie Kirwin won the Challenge Cup! She also had two 4th place finishes for Open Fences and Open Flat. Katie ended up 3rd in the region for the Cacchione Cup and Rosie Mulholland was 9th. The Cacchione Cup is based on the total accumulated Open points for the entire year. Rosie and Hannah Kiesler placed 5th and 3rd place respectively in Intermediate Flat. Caroline Best and Carolyn Attenborough both had fantastic rides in their flat classes as well. Finally, Zoe Moss qualified for Zones with an exciting 2nd place finish in Novice Flat. We can't wait to cheer her on at Mount Holyoke! It's been another great season for the team and many thanks for everyone's support!
2015 Regional Qualifiers: Congratulations to the Bates Equestrian Team for qualifying six riders with nine rides for the 2015 Regionals! We hope to see you there. Go Bobcats!
2014 Nationals Results: Congratulations to Hannah and Katie for successful rides at Nationals! Katie was seventh in Individual Intermediate Fences and Hannah was ninth in Individual Novice Fences. Out of 400 colleges and over 6000 hunt seat riders currently participating in IHSA, Bates was represented with two riders at Nationals for the first time ever, both with top ten finishes! We are so proud of our entire team for a fantastic season and are looking forward to this fall.
A Bates Equestrian First: Both Hannah Kiesler and Katie Kirwin are qualified individually for NATIONALS! At Zones, Hannah was champion in Novice Fences and Katie was reserve champion in Intermediate Fences.
Congratulations to the Bates Equestrian Team, High Point Team of the UNH 2014 Spring Show! We had five first place finishers and Hannah Kiesler tied for Reserve High Point Rider!
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The Bates Equestrian Team is a club sport open to anyone who is interested in riding or learning to ride. There is no experience necessary and we encourage anyone who thinks they might enjoy being a part of the team to come and give it a try. Student founded in 1995, the Bates Equestrian Team competes in traditional hunt seat with the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) in Zone 1, Region 2. We compete against Dartmouth College, Endicott College, University of New Hampshire, Middlebury College, Bowdoin College, University of Vermont, University of New England, University of Maine, Colby Sawyer College, and Castleton State College.
The team practices year round and competes in intercollegiate horse shows in the fall and spring. In accordance with the IHSA mission, the intercollegiate program attempts to eliminate the expenses of students owning horses and allow more students to compete. Students ride horses that are provided by the host college and chosen by drawing lots. The use of personal tack is not allowed and schooling is not permitted. The theory behind this structure is to equalize the variables of the competition and test the horsemanship of the contestants. There are classes available for all abilities ranging from walk/trot classes to Open Division for more experienced riders, so all members are encouraged to show with the team.
If you are interested in becoming a part of the team or would like more information, please e-mail Captain Hannah Kiesler '16 firstname.lastname@example.org.