Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for visiting our Frequently Asked Questions page!

Before you contact to help address one of your questions, please below for the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

Current riders, please remember that if you have any questions about IHSA, you should first contact your Coach, and then your Region President.

Coaches, if you have questions, please contact your Region President. If those people, or this page, are unable to assist you, use the Contact Info tab on the main page to submit your Question.


  • Want to start a team at your College or University?

Follow this link: How to Start an Intercollegiate Team

  • Forgot your Username or Password?

To retrieve your username or password: from the home page, choose Login, then click on the Forgot Username? or Forgot Password? link. Coaches have access to their rider's login information. Region Presidents have access to coach's login information.

  • Who is my Region or Zone President? If I am a new school interested in joining, how do I find out what Region & Zone my school will be a member of?

A list of all board members, including Region and Zone Presidents, is available within the "Contact Us" menu, on the Board of Directors page. If you are representing a new school and would like to find out which Region and Zone your school would be a part of, contact IHSA National Secretary Patte Zumbrun.

  • Are there any scholarships offered to IHSA members?

Yes, there are several different scholarships available to IHSA members. From the main page, choose Scholarships, then check each link to learn more about each scholarship.  Students also receive recognition for Academic Achievement.

  • What riding discplines are offered by the IHSA?

IHSA riders can compete in five levels of Hunter Seat Equitation on the Flat & three levels of Hunter Seat Equitation Over Fences, five levels of Western Horsemanship, and Reining. Riders who competed in the IHSA as undergraduate students may compete in the Alumni divisions.

  • How many points do I have?

Your Coach should be able to tell you how many points you have. The IHSA does not currently have a system in place to keep track of all its' member's points.

  • When will IHSA Nationals information be available online?

Nationals information for the current year will be available each January, under the Nationals tab on the main page.