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Equestrian Teams

If you have a passion for horses and a love for competition, Morehead State gives you the chance to indulge your passion through our equestrian teams. MSU offers intercollegiate show teams in the following disciplines:

  • Hunt Seat
  • Stock Seat
  • Saddle Seat

You can bring your own horse with you to college and board it at the Derrickson Agricultural Complex.

MSU’s Equine Stock

The Derrickson Agricultural Complex is home to 40 horses of different breeds used in weekly team practices as well as riding classes and workouts. All of the horses have had experience in the show ring, either with team members or summer lessees, and have proved their worth through their versatility and ability to go from lesson horse to show horse.

The MSU equine family has a great group of horses for the team to practice on. There are quarter horses, thoroughbreds, paints, warm bloods, hunter ponies and Appaloosas to ride during the team practices. MSU promises to have a horse to match your riding level and experience.

All Equine Team members are also part of MSU’s Equestrian Club, which is open to anyone interested in the program regardless of experience. Overall, the three teams and club members work as a single entity and make for a great environment to learn and enjoy the equestrian field.

Equestrian Teams News

Several members of MSU's Equestrian teams recently competed in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Regional Championships, held Feb. 25 and 26 at the Derrickson Agricultural Complex. 


  • Nick Clay (senior, Reining)
  • Katie Shuba (sophomore, Intermediate Western)
  • Caitlynn H. (sophomore, Intermediate Western)
  • Bryahna Pullins (sophomore, Novice Western)
  • Erica Thewes (junior, Novice Western)


  • Melissa Wilson (sophomore, Walk Trot Canter)
  • Hannah Eldridge (sophomore, Walk Trot)
  • Taylor Wheaton (sophomore, Walk Trot Canter)
  • Tori Winn (freshman, Walk Trot Canter)
  • Linda Johnson (junior, Novice Fences)
  • Amanda Birriel (junior, Novice Fences & Novice Flat)
  • Ivy Creahan (junior, Intermediate Fences & Intermediate Flat)
  • Erica Thewes (junior, Walk Trot Canter)

The Western Semi finals will be held March 25 and 26 at St Andrews University. MSU's Nick Clay will compete in Open Reining.


The following students will compete in hunt seat zones in Findlay, Ohio on April 8th:

  • Linda Johnson in Novice Fences
  • Amanda Birriel in Novice Flat
  • Erica Thewes in Walk Trot Canter
  • Hannah Eldridge in Walk Trot

For more information about MSU equestrian teams, contact Erin Siegel LeCompt.

Summer Equestrian Camps

MSU is offering horseback riding camps to youth ages 5 to 18 years for the summer of 2017 and a toddler mini camp for ages 3 to 5. The camps will teach basic horse care, riding skills at each level for hunt seat and western riding, and will allow time for a relationship to be formed between rider and horse. The camps are overseen by MSU Equestrian Coach Erin LeCompt along with two college assistants. 
Equestrian Camp Registration Form
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