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Rodeo Team?

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by akammes1997, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. akammes1997

    akammes1997 Member

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    How exactly does the rodeo team and equestrian team at USAFA work? I've tried looking for more information on it on the internet, but I haven't found anything. Can anyone enlighten me on how the rodeo team works?

    I'm planning on applying for the academy next year, I'm a rising junior. I was involved in high school rodeo my freshman year of high school. I am considering getting back into rodeo, and I would love to hear more about how this sport works at the academy. Thanks!
     
  2. BlahuKahuna

    BlahuKahuna 5-Year Member

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    I have a couple good friends involved with equestrian, so let me know if you have any specific questions. You can get involved right after basic, and I'm pretty sure there are a few LOS slots (gives you more time in the afternoon to train.) There are several travel opportunities over the year...the team has a vehicle and the really active people go over to the barn on base (maybe a 10-15 minute drive, I've been there a couple times) pretty much every day.

    Like I said, let me know if you have any specific questions and I'll ask around.
     
  3. akammes1997

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    Okay, thanks!

    Are the horses owned by the academy or the cadets?

    And okay, I'm not sure how to ask this, but is the rodeo team considered a sport? I'm pretty sure it is an intercollegiate sport. Does the team travel to rodeos like other intercollegiate teams? Does the amount of time interfere with academics?
     
  4. aaronnandrea

    aaronnandrea New Member

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    Hello,

    Did you figure out how the rodeo team works? My daughter is planning on applying to the academy in a few years and she would like to join the team. I have the same questions you asked above.
    Thanks!
     

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