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Equestrian Team

The Taylor Equestrian Team has been competing in IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association) shows for over thirty years. It is open to male and female riders of all levels who share a love for horses and a desire to increase their knowledge and ability of riding. Coached by Jenny Norton Schamber of Rope this Ranch, the riders learn and show hunt seat, an English style of riding.

The team is open to all full-time Taylor University students, regardless of ability. We strive to glorify God through our riding and exemplify Jesus Christ in our words, attitudes, and hard work.

Requirements for the Team Include:

  • Taking lessons at least once a week
    • $350/semester for lessons once a week (10 lessons)
    • $550/semester for lessons twice a week (20 lessons)
  • Paying team dues
    • $100/semester
    • $45/year IHSA/USHJA dues
  • Working at Taylor’s home shows
  • Showing at half of the offered shows per semester
    • $40 per class/away shows
    • $7 per class/home shows
    • The team covers the cost of show transportation, food, and lodging
Show Schedule: 2019–2020
October 18-20, 2019 Hosted by SMWC @ Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
November 16-17, 2019 Hosted by Purdue @ Gordyville
February 14, 15, 16, 2020 Hosted by SMWC @ Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
February 29 - March 1, 2020 Hosted by Ohio University at Stonegate Farm in Athens, OH
March 28, 2020 Regionals @ Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
April 4, 2020 Zones @ West Texas A&M University
April 30 - May 3, 2020 IHSA Nationals @ Syracuse, NY

**Regionals, Zones, and Nationals are all qualifying shows.


Rope this Ranch is an English and western riding stable located less than 2 miles from campus. It has a spacious indoor and outdoor arena. The stables are owned and operated by Jenny Norton Schamber who has over 20 years of experience training horses professionally. Jenny rode for Taylor’s first equestrian team coach, T.J. Leblanc at JTL Stables, Marion, IN and went on to be a part of the Ball State Equestrian Team. She has competed in riding disciplines ranging from hunt seat to dressage to barrel racing to western pleasure. Jenny also works part-time at Taylor in the university counseling center.

Barn Address
9164 E 825 S
Upland, IN 46060

Contact Information

Amanda Wilson
Equestrian Team Advisor
236 W. Reade Avenue
Upland, IN 46989
Mobile: 260-417-3223

For show updates and announcements, follow the Equestrian Team on Instagram!