Over the River Farm is pleased to welcome back the Western Carolina University Equestrian Club for 2019-2020.

The Western Carolina University Equestrian Club is a member of IHSA Zone 4, Region 5 – Competing throughout the school year with:  Appalachian State University, NC, Lenoir Rhyne University, NC, University of North Carolina - Greensboro, NC, Emory & Henry, VA, Averett University, VA, Ferrum College, VA, High Point University, NC, Radford University, VA, University of North Carolina - Asheville, NC, Virginia Tech, VA, Wake Forest University, NC.

The IHSA Mission
The IHSA promotes competition for riders of all skill levels, who compete individually and as teams at regional, zone, and national levels.
The association was founded on the principle that any college student should be able to participate in horse shows regardless of his or her financial status or riding level. Emphasis is on learning, sportsmanship, and fun. Competition plays a role but the students’ enthusiasm and team spirit are the major factors. The objective of IHSA competition is to offer the opportunity to riders in their first years of riding as well as to students with show experience. Eliminating the expense of shipping or even owning horses puts IHSA competitions within reach of many who would otherwise miss the equestrian experience.