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 IHSA ~ Marist College Equestrian Team

Crosswinds has been home to the Marist College Equestrian Team since 2007. Marist is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), Zone 3 - Region 3.

The team trains with coach Clare Knapp-Englehart and competes September-May (following the academic calendar) against other IHSA Zone 3 - Region 3 college and university teams including Centenary, Drew, Sarah Lawrence, SUNY New Paltz, Vassar, Stevens Institute of Technology, William Patterson and the United States Military Academy (West Point).

The Red Foxes host Marist's IHSA horse shows at Crosswinds, which is regularly the site chosen for the Zone 3 - Region 3 Finals.

Qualified riders move up to compete in Regional, Zone and National Championships. In 2017, the Marist team was proud to qualify eight riders for Regional Finals in divisions ranging from Walk-Trot to Open Fences.

As a result of the program's success, Marist College Equestrian Team has consistently been invited to compete in the National Tournament of Champions. In December 2016, the Marist team traveled to Ohio University, where they placed eighth out of the top 20 IHSA teams across the country. In November 2017, Marist won the Zone 3 Invitational held at Swan Lake Stables in Pennsylvania.

To learn more and join the team, contact Clare here, or email

About the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association: Established in 1967 with just two intercollegiate teams, the IHSA today encompasses 40 regions, 8 zones, nearly 400 member colleges and universities and more than 6,000 hunt seat competitors across the U.S. and Canada. Visit

Marist Equestrian Team made home page news on the college's website! Click here or on the image above to read the full story.
Team captain Mia Fellin enjoys a win with coach Clare Knapp-Englehart.
8th out of 20 teams at the Holiday Tournament of Champions at Ohio University.
Marist riders give back as a team -- here volunteering  at the 15th Annual  FRAXA Fall Event held at Crosswinds, 2017
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