The Teresa L. McDonald IHSA Scholarship Challenge
Sponsored by EQUUS
The late Teresa L. McDonald was the senior instructor for the Equitation Program at Virginia Tech since 1994 and served as coach for both the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Hunter Team and the Intercollegiate Dressage Association Team. She was passionate about making a difference in the lives of her students and coached riders to national titles on both teams. She was honored with inclusion in the Southwest Virginia Hunter Jumper Association Hall of Fame in 2004, the Intercollegiate Dressage Coach of the Year award in 2008, and the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. Before taking her faculty position at Virginia Tech, Teresa coached and taught at Radford University, Ferrum College, and TLC (Teresa Little Coaching).
Each year, IHSA undergraduate members were invited to take an online horsemanship test called the Teresa L. McDonald IHSA Scholarship Challenge. The two highest scorers from each Zone were invited to compete in a final practicum phase at the IHSA National Horse Show to determine National winners. First place is awarded a trophy and a $1,500 scholarship, second place receives a $1,000 scholarship, third place receives a $750 scholarship, 4th through 6th receives a $500 scholarship, and 7th through 10th receives a $250 scholarship. All IHSA members that completed the online test received a free digital subscription from a magazine of their choice, EQUUS, Horse and Rider, or Dressage Today, courtesy of the sponsor.
2017 Teresa L. McDonald National Results
2016 Teresa L. McDonald National Results
2015 Teresa L. McDonald National Results
2014 Teresa L. McDonald National Results