Lake Erie College is going Western

 NEW IN 2017! Take Western Riding classes for Credit!


The Western IHSA team at Lake Erie College has weekly practices either at the George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center or at a nearby farm. Our team competes at IHSA western horse shows throughout the school year in Horsemanship and Reining classes. The team welcomes both experienced western riders and new riders who want to try the western discipline. Riders are needed from Beginner to Open levels, providing opportunities for riders of just about every level to join the team and compete!

The Western IHSA team at Lake Erie College is gaining momentum. While small in number, the team boasts some incredible talent. In 2016 Lake Erie College had two riders place as individuals at Regionals in the Open Reining division. Over the past nine years, the team has sent riders to Regionals, Western Semi-Finals and IHSA Nationals. The successes of our western equestrian athletes and their coach are a testament to their hard work and dedication, and all of us at Lake Erie College are incredibly proud of them!

"I am very excited to give the students another avenue to learn and expand their equine horizons. They have been working hard, and have been very receptive to do things that are different from what they are used to doing every day."

Western IHSA Coach Seth Clark

Debuting in the fall 2017 catalog, Lake Erie Students in any major will be able to take western seat  classes for academic credit. Western seat classes may now fulfill the riding requirements for the Equine Therapeutic Horsemanship, Equestrian Facility Management and Equine Entrepreneurship majors, as well as the Minor in Equine Studies.


Are you interested in supporting the intercollegiate equestrian teams at Lake Erie College? Consider making a gift to the Equine Competition Fund! This fund assists our undergraduate students to participate in intercollegiate competitive riding on our teams, supporting the teams financially and helping our riders reach success in the show ring.  Click here to support our teams!