About The 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 18 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 LeadersHIP


Name: Emily Larrabee

Year: Senior

Hometown: Charlottesville, VA

IHSA Division: Novice Flat & Fences

Other Activities: International Studies Major, Studied abroad in Hong Kong, Peer Advisors and Mentors Program

Riding History: Riding since age 5 but never competed until coming to Richmond

Vice President

Name: Barbie Savani

Year: Senior

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

IHSA Division: Open Flat & Fences

Other Activities: Econ major, studied abroad in Brisbane,Australia

Riding History: Has ridden Hunter/Jumpers since age 6, owns a horse named Donnieat home


Name: Alice Depasse

Year: Junior

Hometown: London, England

IHSA Division: Advanced W/T/C

Other Activities: PPEL

Riding History: Rode dressage before coming to Richmond

Communication Coordinator

Name: Colby Prokop

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Mattituck, NY

IHSA Division: Novice Flat & Fences

Other Activities: Environmental Science & Psychology major, will study abroad in Panama in the fall of 2017, Women's Club Lacrosse

Riding History: Has been riding since she was 5, owns a horse named Astrid at home