West Point Equestrian Team

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  1. equestriangrl93

    equestriangrl93 Member

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    I have questions about West Point's equestrian team. Can you be a recruited athlete? Does they count that as you sport? I know you have to play a sport at the SA's. Any other info would be helpful too!
     
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    I have a friend whose cadet left a team she was recruited for to join equestrian...it is a sport. She is loving it!
     
  3. tiki

    tiki USMA 2015 Appointee

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    Yep, counts as a sport! I'm interested in trying out for the team, too. I hear it's slightly competitive because it's not a team with many spots...20 or so people make up the team, if I recall my facts correctly. Members of the team range from people who have ridden competitively for many years to those who have only ridden a horse a time or two.

    As I am not currently a cadet, that's about all of the info I can give you regarding the equestrian team...I am simply interested in the equestrian team as well!

    Are you an accepted candidate as well?
     
  4. equestriangrl93

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    I haven't tried getting an appointment to WP yet, I'm just interested and want more info. What about you?
     
  5. equestriangrl93

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    Where/how did she get recruited?
     
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    What's funny is that I was watching Spirit when I came across this thread... Being an equestrian at West Point would be awesome.
     
  7. equestriangrl93

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    Thank you!
     
  8. armystrong2015

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    No problem :thumb:
     
  9. WAMom68

    WAMom68 Founding Member

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    Two of the current team members are from Washington (I know their parents well through the parents club). I'll see if I can get answers to some of your questions.

    Here is a link to the team's website:
    http://usmahorse.com/default.aspx.
     
  10. WAMom68

    WAMom68 Founding Member

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    More information from the parents of two current members of the team:

    "USMA does not recruit equestrians. Tryouts are after the academic year starts annually. Advise applicant to research IHSA (like NCAA for equestrians)."

    Hope this helps.
     
  11. equestriangrl93

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    Thank you for info!
     

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