Varsity Riding Team

The intercollegiate riding team is one of Goucher’ s 21 varsity sports, and competes in IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association) Zone IV, Region I competition. During the year, the riding team and individual riders can accumulate points to compete at the regional, zone and national levels.

Goucher has won the Zone IV Region I championship in:
2005
2007
2010
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017

Goucher was reserve champion in:
2006
2008
2009
2011

Goucher has been ranked in the top 10 in the country for the last six years:
2017 - 8th
2016 - 10th
2015 - 7th
2014 - 6th
2013 - 5th
2012 - 7th

 

Students try out for the riding team at the start of the fall semester. After the selection is made, students who do not make the team initially may be reconsidered during their sophomore, junior or senior years. As a varsity sport, the college is responsible for all expenses associated with entry fees and travel. Students are, however, required to purchase their own formal riding attire.