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Equestrian Team

The Taylor Equestrian Team has been competing in IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association) shows for 40 years. Coached by Jenny Norton Schamber of Rope this Ranch, the riders learn and show hunt seat, an English style of riding.

Riders of all levels, both male and female, share a love for horses and a desire to increase their knowledge and ability of riding. We strive to glorify God through our riding and to exemplify Jesus Christ in our words, attitudes, and hard work. The team is open to all full-time Taylor University students, regardless of ability or horse ownership.

Requirements for the Team Include:

  • Taking lessons at least once a week
    • $400/semester for lessons once a week (10 lessons)
    • $650/semester for lessons twice a week (20 lessons)
  • Paying team dues
    • $125/semester
    • $45/year IHSA/USHJA dues
  • Showing at half of the offered shows per semester
    • $45 per class/away shows
    • The team covers the cost of show transportation, food, and lodging

2023–2024 Horse Show Schedule

Date Location
Sept 16–17, 2023 Saint Mary-of-the Woods College (Saint Mary-of-the Woods, IN), hosted by SMWC 
Oct 21–22, 2023 Sierra Woods Farm (Zionsville, IN), hosted by Butler University 
Nov 11–12, 2023 Kolawa (Atlanta, IN), hosted by IUPUI
Nov 18-19, 2023 CharLu Farm (Brazil, IN), hosted by Indiana University
March 2–3, 2024 Stonegate Farms (Coolville, OH), hosted by Purdue University


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 as the Assistant Director of the Counseling Center at Taylor.

Barn Address
9164 E 825 S
Upland, IN 46060

Barn visits are by appointment only and can be coordinated through the Admissions Office.

Contact Information

Amanda Wilson
Equestrian Team Advisor
1846 Main Street
Upland, IN 46989
Mobile: 260-417-3223

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

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