I'm not sure the horses were as happy about bath day as we were!!! 💜💛
With four equestrian teams, classes, boarders and horse shows, there's always something going on at the AU equestrian center!
Thanks to the generosity of Alfred University Trustee Rob Daggett '81, Catherine Bromeley Daggett '58, and Peter '67 and Maris Cuneo, AU has a state-of-the-art equestrian facility that opened in August 2005. Thanks to a generous donation from Maris Cuneo, a new 60' x 120' pole barn (clear span) with an overhang for equipment storage has been added to the facility. The barn is being used primarily for hay storage and the rest of the space will be available to set up stalls to use for quarantine or for horse shows. Equine classes, student boarding, varsity and JV teams for both English and Western disciplines, clinics and horse shows are all offered. The spacious facility located on 400 acres is within a five-minute drive of campus. Although transportation is not provided by the University, students have no problem arranging for rides.The Equestrian Center has: offices classrooms viewing areas 200 x 80-foot indoor arena has wall mirrors as well as footing comprised of sand and crushed rubber two lighted outdoor arenas: 240 x 120 feet 120 x 90 feet 56 stalls accommodate: Over 40 university-owned horses 14 horses belonging to university students who want to board their own horses 28 electric camper hookups available for trailer parking 40 acres of turnout fields There are 5 miles of horseback trails winding through the woods and around Foster Lake, which is also owned by the University
I'm not sure the horses were as happy about bath day as we were!!! 💜💛
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With the IHSA ‘19-‘20 season being cut short and the school year coming to an end, we want to honor our graduating seniors for this year. Each senior was asked what their favorite part was about being a part of the Alfred University Equestrian program. Thank you seniors for all your hard work and dedication to this program and the teams. We wish you luck in all your future endeavors! Go Saxons!💜💛
Alfred University Athletics
It's always a tough time to go through when you end your athletic career but even more difficult when it's not by choice or natural progression. Our student-athletes at Alfred University work hard in the classroom and on the field of competition. During the 2019-20 school year, the seniors competing in spring sports had their final season cut short due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. We just wanted to take the time to let them know that we appreciate everything that they have sacrificed since becoming Saxons in order to improve their programs, Alfred University, the surrounding communities and themselves. #GoSaxons
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We tried to explain social distancing to Henry and Spencer but they said that you can't scratch the itchy spots from six feet away! 💜💛
As the Alfred University community makes the transition to an online learning format for the remainder of the semester, all of us at the Equestrian Center would like to give a shout out to all of our students and team members who are adjusting to this difficult time. We understand how disappointing it is to have our semester and the remainder of our show season cut short. It has been a fantastic season for all of our teams and we are so very proud of all of our riders. We want to acknowledge the riders that qualified for post season competition but unfortunately, will not be able to compete:
Kayla Murray - Zone Qualifier in Intermediate Flat
Emma Van Dyne - Regional High Point Rider
Semi-Finals Qualifier Reining and Open Horsemanship
Catie Donahue - Semi Finals Qualifier Level 2 Horsemanship
Lily Rieks - Semi Finals Qualifier Level 2 Horsemanship
Julie Barr - Semi Finals Qualifier Level 1 Horsemanship
Patricia Kirk - Semi Finals Qualifier Level 1 Horsemanship
Amber O'Toole - Semi Finals Qualifier Rookie Horsemanship
Megan Cochran - Semi Finals Qualifier Rookie Horsemanship
Western Semi Finals Team:
Emma VanDyne - Reining/Open Horsemanship
Jess TenBrink - Level 2 Horsemanship
Amber O'Toole - Level 1 Horsemanship
Hayley Fedele - Rookie Horsemanship
Jeffery Nystrom - Beginner Horsemanship
We (and the horses) miss you already! August will be here before you know it!
Stay safe, Saxons!
IHSA to Cancel the Remainder of the Season
IHSA to Cancel the Remainder of the Season Mar 13, 2020 FAIRFIELD, Conn. – March 13, 2020 – The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) executive committee regrets to announce their decision to cancel the remainder of the 2019/2020 competition season, as of midnight March 12, 2020. This c...
Moving on from regionals to zones is Kayla M in Intermediate flat! Congratulations to everyone who competed today. Go Saxons 💛💜🐴
Congrats and good luck to our 10 Hunt Seat riders representing Alfred University at Regionals this Sunday at Cornell. We can’t wait to see all of your hard work pay off💜💛
We had a fun weekend hosting two IEA Western shows this weekend! Our riders did well, our horses were perfect, and our students were the most amazing show staff! In the show yesterday we were third in the team competition and our Alana Hill was the High Point High School Rider. Today our High School Team won High Point honors and AU team rider Ashley Wolfe was Reserve High Point Rider. New team member Makayla Kreamer earned the Sportsmanship Award today and Sarah and Kody were chosen by the judges as "horses of the day". All of our riders rode and placed well. We're proud of every one of them! Thank you to all of the teams that came to show with us and a huge thank you to Lisa Burdick and her ABC Dream Team for being the most amazing co-hosts!!
A very Happy Birthday to our one and only, Bob Cacchione! ❤️💙
#RideIHSA #BobCacchione #Equestrian #IHSAStrong
When your star walk jogger kills it on our fav open horse! 💜💛
Unfortunately the Hunt Seat teams season has come to an end. Good luck to everyone in post season!!🐴
Open Fences-Emma V
Intermediate Flat- Jess T and Kayla M
Intermediate Fences - Hayley F
Limit Flat - Jackie S
Limit Fences - Paige K and Bri G
Novice - Hannah W, Catie D and Amber O
Below is the link to the photos 😊
Looking forward to our trip to West Virginia for Semi Finals!!!!
Wow, what a great day today!!! We are so proud of our teams and our students and are absolutely humbled by all of our successes this weekend. At our Western Regional Finals today, we had seven riders qualify for Semi Finals in West Virginia next month. Only the top two riders in each class move on to Semis, so out of twelve total qualifying rides, Alfred University claimed eight of them. It was an incredible day and this day just proves how talented our riders are and shows how hard this team has worked all year. Congratulations everyone!!
Our Semi Finals qualifiers:
Emma VanDyne - Champion Reining and Open Horsemanship
Catie Donahue - Champion Level 2 Horsemanship
Lily Reiks - Reserve Champion Level 2 Horsemanship
Julie Barr - Champion Level 1 Horsemanship
Patricia Kirk - Reserve Champion Level 1 Horsemanship
Amber O'Toole - Champion Rookie B Horsemanship
Megan Cochran - Reserve Champion Rookie B Horsemanship
Go Saxons!!! 💜💛💜💛
#rideihsa #gosaxons #saxonnation #auathletics
We are underway with Phase III of a jam packed weekend for our Equestrian teams! We started with our first IEA Western show of the year at the beautiful Homestead Stables in Gerry, NY. Our High School Team earned High Point Team honors and our Emily Belosky was Reserve High Point Rider. Yesterday we also hosted an IHSA hunt seat show. Our team did fantastic, with many great rides and placings, we finished up as Reserve High Point Team. Today we are hosting the IHSA Western Semi Finals. We have thirteen qualified riders competing today for a chance to compete at IHSA Semi Finals next month. Congratulations and Good Luck to all our riders.
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We had a very successful and very fun weekend at the Equestrian Center! On Saturday, we hosted our final two regular season IHSA Western shows. AU was High Point Team in both shows and AU's Emma VanDyne was High Point Rider in each show with teammate Lily Rieks earning Reserve High Point honors in the afternoon show. The competition for Regional High Point Team for the year was intense, but our strong finish in these last two shows clinched the Regional Championship for Alfred University, earning us a place in the team competition at the IHSA western Semi Finals in Reedsville, WV in March. We have thirteen riders qualified for the Regional Championship show being held this Sunday at the Equestrian Center.
Our Regional Qualifiers are:
Congratulations to all on a fantastic season and good luck at Regionals!
Also this weekend, on Sunday, we hosted a clinic for our riders with AQHA judge Rhonda Replogle. She is an amazing clinician and we all learned a great deal from her. It was a great finish to a super fun weekend!
This is how our western team likes to get ready for our last regular season western show tomorrow!
Good Horsemanship is the Foundation for any Discipline - AQHA
There’s a purpose behind the classic horsemanship position: to better communicate with your horse and keep you safe by helping you control your horse if something goes wrong.
Jess is also a hunt seat team captain!!
Meet Jessica TenBrink! A very determined *first-year student* at AU who is PRE-MED! #AlfredU
Mackenzie cantered her first jump on Evie today!! 🐴
The Alfred University Equestrian Center is kicking off the semester with out first home IEA show today! Goodluck to all riders!🐴💜💛
Tips and Tricks to Obtain the Perfect Body Position While Riding - GoHorseShow
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❄️ Hope everyone’s getting their much needed rest over winter break! ❄️
Attached are links to photos previous show this school year!
Cornell 10/20/19 https://photos.app.goo.gl/zRFi8atLepLF8uYb8
881 new photos added to shared album
Happy Holidays from AUET!!!🐴
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We are in the holiday spirit at the Equestrian Center!!💜💛
🚨 HORSE OF THE WEEK 🚨 Nemo is a black Hanoverian gelding standing at 17.3 H and is 19 years old. We greatly appreciate is donation into our dressage and hunt seat program! Happy National day of the Horse!
We had a great time at our Open house today! Thanks to everyone who came out to visit us at the Equestrian Center!
Willie! The most perfect old man! (even if he got kicked out of practice tonight for being naughty) Love to see him still being sassy at the age of 24! We're sure it had something to do with not getting enough treats today! 💜💛 (photo credit - Taylor Zlotek)
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