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A Leg Up: Finding University Equestrian Teams and Scholarships

You are a high school freshman and your parents and guidance counsellors are already asking you what you want to study in university. The school you choose might be close to home, or it might be in another province, or even in another country. Panic sets in when you start to wonder if you might have to quit riding. The great news is that there are now many options for a young equestrian who wants to continue riding during their path to a higher education, and scholarships to help them along the way. Regardless of your level of expertise or financial situation, there is a university riding team that will keep you in the saddle throughout your time at school. There are three different types of university equestrian teams, with varying levels of preparation required for each. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) If you are competitive in the 3’6” equitation…

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