Wesleyan competes in the IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association) in both hunt seat and western against schools that include: Clemson University, College of Charleston, Georgia Southern University, University of South Carolina, Lander University, and Converse College. Wesleyan equestrian team members have competed in post-season competitions including Regional Finals, Western Semi Finals, and Nationals. Team members have been recognized with awards including being named to IHSA All Academic Team, receiving the Jon Conyers Scholarship, and the USHJA/IHSA Sportsmanship Award for Zone 5.
Wesleyan’s Nancy Ellis Knox Equestrian Center is conveniently located on campus just a short walk from residence halls. The facility includes a 24-stall open-air barn for both lesson horses and student horses, six turnout paddocks, three hot/cold water washracks, climate-controlled tack room, separate boarder tack room, student lounge, classroom, private lockers for team riders, a dressage arena, and a large jumping arena with lights. Students may board their horses on campus.
Ryan's Hope Equestrian Scholarship
Valued between $1,000-$3,000 toward tuition at Wesleyan College, the Ryan's Hope Scholarship is renewable every year for four years (eight semesters) if the student remains in good standing and maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50. To qualify for the Ryan's Hope Equestrian Scholarship, eligible high school seniors and transfer student candidates must have a high school GPA of 2.50, and meet our minimum test score requirements. Applicants are required to ride for the equestrian coach, either in person on by submitting a video, to determine if they will receive the scholarship and for what amount.
For more information about Wesleyan’s equestrian program, contact Coach Jessica Meagher at (478) 757-5111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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