Whether an equine studies major, or any other major on campus, LCCC students have the opportunity to participate in four different 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.
Equine Judging Team
The horse judging team is designed for riders and non-riders who are interested in learning more about equine conformation and class performance. This team does not require a horse to participate. Judgers learn about the wide variety of associations, classes and breed standards. Through practice workouts during the week, students learn to place classes and give reasons. The team competes regionally and nationally and is open to men and women. This team promotes critical thinking, communication, and assessment skills good for any student.
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. 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.