IHSA Alumni

What is the Alumni Association?

The IHSAA is committed to connecting IHSA graduates, mentoring undergraduate students, offering competition and providing support and sponsorship for the IHSA.  Past members of the IHSA may compete in Alumni classes at IHSA sanctioned horse shows in a region close to where they live. 

How do I know if I am eligible to compete in IHSA Alumni classes?

If you were a member of the IHSA as an undergraduate student and competed in the IHSA you are eligible to compete.  Riders must have more than twenty-four weeks of mounted instruction for Alumni Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat and Alumni Western Horsemanship.  Alumni Hunt Seat Equitation is open to eligible alumni with a degree of skill equivalent to at least IHSA Novice riders and either 1) showed in IHSA Over Fences classes as an undergraduate, or 2)  have had 6 months of continuous professional training over fences within the past 12 months.  Alumni Reining is open to alumni with a degree of skill equal to IHSA Open riders and meet one of the three following requirements: 1) have shown in Open Reining Pattern (currently Class 16) as an undergraduate, 2) have shown in a breed association or NRHA in a reining competition, or 3) have had 6 months of continuous professional reining training within the past 12 months.

Do I have to compete in the same region where my college competes?

You represent your college and compete in an IHSA Region close to where you live.  Not all Regions offer Alumni competition.  To learn more about alumni competition in your area, please email

How do I apply for a competing IHSA alumni membership?

Click on Membership located towards the top of this page. Once there, locate Alumni Membership and follow the directions.  You will send your completed paperwork and payment to your Regional Representative.

Are there other membership opportunities?

Please visit for more information about the IHSA Alumni Association and other membership opportunities.  IHSA Alumni are invited to submit their contact information at the IHSA, Inc. website under Alumni Contact List.

Additional questions?

Please contact the National Alumni Director at