Equine Teams

Hunter Seat Equestrian Team (IHSA) – The UMass Equestrian Team is a co-ed intercollegiate team. The team rides at Muddy Brook Farm and competes in five show per semester, including invitational tournaments. Competitions are split into eight levels ranging from beginner walk-trot to open, with riders competing on the flat and over fences. Coach: Kathy Roberts muddybrookfarm [at] comcast.com

Dressage Team (IDA) – The UMass Dressage Team is a co-ed intercollegiate team and has four shows per semester. Competitions are split into four levels ranging from intro to first level. The Dressage Team is a registered student organization at UMass and rides at Muddy Brook Farm in Amherst. Coach: Kathy Roberts muddybrookfarm [at] comcast.com

Western Team (IHSA) - The UMass Western Team is a co-ed intercollegiate team and has four shows per semester. Competitions are split into six levels ranging from beginner western horsemanship to open reining. The Western Team is a registered student organization at UMass. The Western Team rides at Stony B Acres in Bernardston, MA. Coach: Hailey Stebbins hmstebbins [at] yahoo.com

Polo Team – The UMass Polo team is an intercollegiate club.  The team competes against teams throughout the Northeast and in the spring regional tournament. The polo club rides privately owned polo ponies at Sone Pony Farm in Leverett, Massachusetts. The polo club is a registered student organization at UMass. Coach: Hilary Blythe 413-548-9922

Equine students gain experience and build professional contacts through our internship program, career seminars, and industry association events. Internships are available with show barns, veterinary clinics, breed associations, farriers, equine nutritionists, chiropractors, marketing firms, saddle fitters, equine rehabilitation specialists, therapeutic riding centers, equine science teachers, and equine magazines. Example of past internships include Smartpak, Blue Seal Nutrition, Fairfield Equine Hospital, Cater Stables, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center, and Return to Freedom Mustang Sanctuary.

For information about the Equine Science concentration in the Animal Science major please click here.