Texas Tech University

Equestrian Team Show

There are two Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) two-day shows hosted by the Texas Tech Equestrian teams at the Texas Tech Equestrian Center each year. The Western show consists of Western Horsemanship and Reining and the English show consists of English Equitation on the flat and over fences. Riders will catch ride horses provided primarily by the equestrian center.  

2022 Show Dates

Western IHSA Show

February 5th-6th at the Texas Tech Equestrian Center

English IHSA Show

March 5th-6th at the Texas Tech Equestrian Center

Western Semi-Finals

March 19th-20th at the Texas Tech Equestrian Center

English Zone Finals

April 9th-10th at the Texas Tech Equestrian Center




The Texas Tech Equestrian Team consists of undergraduate students of all classifications, who travel across the country to represent Texas Tech University in Intercollegiate Horse Shows. The team competes in both Hunt Seat and Western Divisions and riders may show in more than one discipline. Texas Tech is in Zone 7, Region 2 of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA)


"Catch Riding" is what makes the IHSA format different and more difficult than any other. Each rider in a class draws a horse out of a hat, and with no warm up goes into the show ring to compete for individual & team points. Riders are allowed to watch the horses warm up before the show begins, but do not take control of the horse until they are being judged on the rail, over fences, in a reining pattern, or in a horsemanship pattern.