Whether an equine studies major, or any other major on campus, LCCC students have the opportunity to participate in equine activities outside of the classroom.
Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA)
The objective of IHSA is to offer an opportunity for student riders of all levels of experience to compete. Eliminating the expense of shipping or even owning a horse, puts IHSA competitions within reach of many who would otherwise miss the equestrian experience. This team practices on a variety of horses. On competition day, they draw for a random horse and ride immediately into their class. The focus is on the rider and his/her ability to show a horse they do not know. This program builds strong riders.
There are two teams:
- Western Team – This team rides western and competes in levels from western pleasure to trail and reining.
- Hunt Seat Team – This team rides hunt seat and completes in levels from English pleasure to jumping.
Ranch Horse Team
The LCCC Ranch Horse team competes at Collegiate shows that are American Stock Horse Association (ASHA) and/or Colorado Wyoming Nebraska Stock Horse Association (CoWN) sanctioned. Students ride their own horses and compete at various levels in reining, ranch pleasure, trail, and working cow horse. Students may board their horses on campus. LCCC supports the team through transportation costs, entry fees and team apparel. Shows place both individual riders as well the team in overall standings.
Cowboys and cowgirls are invited to try-out for the LCCC Rodeo Team. This team learns and practices together in a rigorous schedule of classes, study hall, and practice nearly every day of the week. The work pays off in both personal and team success. Student athletes on this team include rough stock riders – bulls and broncs; barrel racers, ropers – calves, breakaway, and team roping, goat tiers, and bull doggers.