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2015-16 Equestrian Team

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Colby started their equestrian program in 1992. There are currently 372 member colleges with 8364 student competitors. The IHSA competitions provide full-time students with an interest in showing to participate without the expense of owning a horse. Students compete with students at their own level of experience. There are classes for beginners who have very little riding experience to open riders that have successfully competed in national competitions. Riders may compete in Hunt Seat and/or Western divisions.  The riders compete for individual recognition as well as team competition.

The CCC show team competes as a member of Zone 8, Region 5.  Our region includes Colorado College, Laramie County Community College, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, United States Air Force Academy, University of Colorado, and University of Wyoming.  In 2013, the CCC Equestrian Team was recognized as the Regional Reserve High Point Western and Hunt Seat Team. The individual zone champions from our zone were recognized as the Zone All Star Team in Western Horsemanship.  The regional shows are held in Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming, with post-season competitions all across the United States -- truly a traveling team!

What is IHSA?

The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) was established in 1967. 

The IHSA promotes competition for riders of all skill levels, who compete individually and as teams at regional, zone, and national levels.

The association was founded on the principle that any college student should be able to participate in horse shows regardless of his or her financial status or riding level. Emphasis is on learning, sportsmanship, and fun. Competition plays a role but the students’ enthusiasm and team spirit are the major factors. The objective of IHSA competition is to offer the opportunity to riders in their first years of riding as well as to students with show experience. Eliminating the expense of shipping or even owning horses puts IHSA competitions within reach of many who would otherwise miss the equestrian experience. (Information courtesy of

Every year new members join the show team to have fun, advance their riding skills, make new friends and much more.  Shanda Mattix coaches the Colby Community College Horse Show Team and can be contacted for information about joining, scholarships, classes and Colby's team.

  1. CCC Rider Earns 5th at National Horse Show
    Fri May 8, 2015 at 11:50 AM
  2. CCC Riders Bring Home JCEC Championship
    Wed Apr 22, 2015 at 10:06 AM
  3. CCC Rider Advances to Nationals
    Tue Mar 31, 2015 at 11:52 AM
  4. Trotting with the Trojans
    Fri Mar 13, 2015 at 10:39 AM
  5. Equestrian Team Completes Regular Season
    Mon Mar 9, 2015 at 12:36 PM
  6. Western Show Team Sends One to Semi-Nationals
    Wed Feb 25, 2015 at 02:32 PM
  7. Western Show Team Competes in Lincoln, Neb.
    Thu Feb 19, 2015 at 11:17 AM
  8. Hunt Seat Team Competes in Boulder
    Mon Feb 9, 2015 at 09:42 AM
  9. Horse Judge Certification Clinic
    Tue Jan 20, 2015 at 11:42 AM
  10. Horsemanship Camps Offered by CCC
    Tue Jan 13, 2015 at 09:51 AM
  11. Equestrian Team Finishes Semester on a High Note
    Thu Dec 4, 2014 at 09:49 AM
  12. CCC Riders First at Home Show
    Tue Oct 21, 2014 at 11:23 AM
  13. CCC Riders Finish Third in Boulder
    Mon Oct 13, 2014 at 09:22 AM
  14. Kruse Places in Zone 8 Championships
    Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM
  15. Equestrian Team Results from Lincoln, Nebraska
    Tue Apr 8, 2014 at 11:40 AM
  16. CCC Hosts Hunt Seat Show and Regionals
    Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM
  17. Four Riders Qualify for Regional Competition
    Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 09:40 AM
  18. Summer Camps
    Thu Jan 9, 2014 at 11:39 AM
  19. Equestrian Team Results at University of Nebraska-Lincoln Show
    Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 09:00 AM
  20. Equestrian
    Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 04:15 PM
  21. Schedule
    Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 04:15 PM
  22. Photo Gallery
    Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 04:15 PM
  23. Equestrian News
    Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 04:15 PM
  24. Recruitment Form
    Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 04:15 PM
  25. CCC Equestrian Team Results
    Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 09:00 AM
  26. Hunt Seat Results at Fort Lupton, CO
    Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM
  27. Equestrian Team Results at Colby Show
    Mon Oct 7, 2013 at 09:00 AM
  28. Coaching Staff
    Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 09:48 AM
  29. Roster
    Fri Sep 6, 2013 at 09:01 AM