About OUR team

The University of Richmond Equestrian Team is a Championship-tier Co-ed Sports Club, sanctioned and partially funded by the University. The team is made up of about 20 members who come from a wide range of majors, backgrounds, and skill levels. Due to the various levels of experience and interest, the team is comprised of a show team and a club team. Show team members compete in IHSA shows, while club team members ride either for fun or to improve enough to the point where they feel they are ready to compete on the show team.

The team is run by members who are elected into leadership positions at the end of the fall semester and they serve for a year. Being a student-led organization allows our members to actively engage in nearly every aspect of the team. Meetings are held on a monthly basis and activities (such as participation in on-campus events) are organized outside of lessons and shows.

The goal of the team is to foster an environment where horsemanship skills are improved, friendships are formed, and honor and integrity are upheld.

Meet 2018 LeadersHIP

President

Name: Colby Prokop

Year: Junior

Hometown:  Mattituck, NY

IHSA Division: Novice Fences & Flat

Other Activities:  Women's club lacrosse, Environmental studies major, studied abroad in Australia 

Riding History: Colby has been riding since she was 5 and competed in the jumper arena with her chestnut mare Astrid.

Vice President

Name: Emily Kuhlmann

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Oneonta, NY

IHSA Division: Novice fences, Intermediate flat

Other Activities:  Writer for Spoon University 

Riding History: Emily has been an equestrian for 9 years and competed in IEA for 3 years during high school. 

Treasurer

Name: Emily Everett

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Lakeland, FL

IHSA Division: Advanced Walk Trot Canter

Other Activities: Mock Trial, PACE

Riding History: Emily has been in love with horses ever since she can remember and has been riding for about as long. She competed in local hunter/jumper shows growing up.

Communications Coordinator

Name: Sally Watanabe

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Ridgewood, NJ

IHSA Division: Novice Flat & Fences

Other Activities: Choir, Photography

Riding History: Sally started off riding Western when she was 5, later switching disciplines to show in IEA throughout high school. She also owned an OTTB named Mikey.