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Horse Judging Team

The TTU Horse Judging Team is led by Casey Orr. The team travels to several contests throughout the year including QH and APHA World Shows and QH Congress. They judge horses on conformation (halter) as well as performance classes such as reining, western pleasure and hunter under saddle. The team also assists in the production of the Area and State 4-H and FFA Horse Judging Contests. Please contact Dr. Sam Jackson at sam.jackson@ttu.edu

Equestrian Team

The Tech Equestrian Team represents Texas Tech University in equestrian competitions at Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) affiliated shows. The team consists of both hunt seat and western teams that compete in several events, including hunt seat equitation on the flat and over fences, western horsemanship, and reining. All riders are placed into skill levels based on riding and horse show experience. This ensure that riders compete against other with similar background at the shows. When traveling to IHSA shows, participants compete using the host university's horses and tack. Riders draw a horse to ride at random and proceed to mount and enter the arena to show. No warm or practice time is allowed. It is a true test of horsemanship. Riders earn points for placing in their classes. If a rider accumulates the required points, they advance to the next division and qualify for the post-season championships. Our team is a member of the IHSA and competes in Zone 7, Region 1 competitions. We compete against schools across west Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Wyoming, and Nebraska. The Tech Equestrian Team offers a unique challenge to any level rider. Experience, tack, and horse-ownership are not required or needed. For more information, please contact tech_equestrian@yahoo.com.

Rodeo Team

The TTU Rodeo Club is a very active association about sixty members strong. Many of the members are traveling competitors in NIRA sanctioned rodeos. Many others help to support the program with their help and encouragement during rodeos and practices. One of the biggest events of the year for the rodeo team is the production of the annual Texas Tech University NIRA Rodeo held in October.

Check out their Web site at :www.orgs.ttu.edu/tturodeoassociation

Ranch Horse Team

The Texas Tech Ranch Horse Team is coached by Mr. Cooper Cogdell. They meet in the Spring Semesters and work on their Reining, Working Cow, Stock Horse Pleasure and Versatility Trail. There are two sections to the class: the Green Section and the Traveling Team. The Traveling Team goes to several contests as a group to compete. For more information, please e-mail Cooper Cogdell at cooper.cogdell@ttu.edu

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Therapeutic Riding Center

The University Therapeutic Riding Center was established in 1998. It is a unique partnership between the Department of Animal Science at Texas Tech University and the Medical Center. The goal of this program is to serve children with disabilities in the Lubbock and surrounding areas, and to further advancements in the field of therapeutic riding. For more information on this incredible club, please call Dr. Heidi Brady at (806)742-2805 ext. 243. Click here to check out their Web site!