Florida State Equestrian Teams
Iron Star Equestrian is the home of the FSU Dressage Team and Sarah Mills is the Head Coach of the Eventing Team at Florida State.
The Eventing Team at Florida State University is part of the USEA Collegiate Program and participates in the Collegiate Challenges. Collegiate Eventing is brand new to the USA and we are very excited to be a part of it. Established in the Spring of 2015, The Eventing Team at FSU began with one rider and one coach. We are currently actively recruiting for new members to represent the Seminoles at the Collegiate Challenge Horse Shows. Not only does The Eventing Team at FSU compete at the USEA Collegiate Challenge shows, they also compete at local and regional shows to prepare for the USEA shows. We are our own club within the Club Sports department of Florida State.
We travel to USEA Events around Region 3 with our own horses. We attend Collegiate Challenges as well as regular Events with USEA.
Eventing is an International Sport as well as an Olympic Sport. The collegiate level is prime recruiting grounds for future Olympic Teams, World Equestrian Games Teams as well as PanAmerican Game teams. There are many many opportunities given to riders at this level and the Collegiate Program is a great way to get these college riders the exposure they need to excel in the sport.
The Florida State Dressage team is a member of the Intercollegiate Dressage Association. We are members of Region J which encompasses all of Florida and some of the southeastern states. We are always looking for new members to compete in the sport of Dressage. Members do not need to own their own horses, just their own show gear.
We attend shows hosted by a school and horses are drawn from a hat. The riders are given a 10 minute warm up and then ride their test. Riders are placed in divisions according to their skill level. Riders tests will be placed within their division and points will be tallied for teams and the highest scoring team will receive Champion honors. Divisions are Intro (Walk Trot), Lower Training (Walk Trot Canter), Upper Training (Advanced Walk Trot Canter) and First Level.
Dressage is an Olympic sport that is ancient as well as world wide. We practice classical dressage methods as well as good sportsmanship and horsemanship. Collegiate Dressage is a prime method to learn to ride while in college, especially if you don't own your own horse!
September 23 and 24, 2023
* FSU Dressage Team is hosting their First Annual IDA show at our home barn!! Come support FSU!!
September 2, 2023
* FSU Dressage is hosting TEAM TRYOUTS!! This is required of all riders wanting to compete for Florida State! Please see below for more information.
April 21, 2023
* FSU Dressage attended IDA Nationals!!
* Shira Hadar placed FIRST in Lower Training.
* Olivia Moreland placed EIGHTH in Upper Training.
* Chloe Bryl placed SEVENTH in Intro.
March 25-26, 2023
* The Eventing Team at Florida State is headed to Majestic Oaks in March! Check back for full results!
March 11-12 2023
* Congrats to the FSU Dressage Team on a stellar showing at UF! The team placed third both days! Shira Hadar was the High Point Rider for the whole weekend and Kani Schram was Reserve High Score for Saturday.
* Special congrats to Olivia Moreland, Shira Hadar and Chloe Bryl for qualifying for IDA Nationals on April 20 and 21 at the Virginia Horse Park! Go Noles!
JOIN THE TEAM
To join the Eventing Team at Florida State, please email: email@example.com.
To join the FSU Dressage Team, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Team members MUST be current students in good standing with Florida State University.
Team members MUST attend team meetings.
Team members will be expected to help in fundraising as the club will be helping to pay for show expenses.
Team members are not required to own their own horse!
Team members are required to have their own show attire. It is not required to join but by the time they are ready for competition, they need to have made the investment in the show gear and safety equipment.
Dressage Team Riders must lesson once per week minimum with the dressage coach at Iron Star Equestrian.
Dressage Team Riders must attend Tryouts if they intend to compete for Florida State. Tryouts will be held after the first week of school for the semester. Riders need to arrive dressed to ride. Tryouts will be held at Iron Star Equestrian. Click Here for current information.
Eventing Team Riders are welcome to ride with the trainer of their choice and there are no tryouts.