Welcome to Purdue University’s IHSA Hunt Seat Team!
The Purdue Equestrian team was founded in 1980 by Jerry Steinmetz to allow interested Purdue students of all experience levels to participate in the sport of riding. Jerry coached the team until 2017, when his daughter, Krista Steinmetz, took over. Students on the team take hunt seat lessons, take care of the horses, and compete in Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) horse shows. At shows, the team is very competitive, attending IHSA Nationals 20 times, and ten of those times placing in the top 10.
Riding is forming your character. This is a lifelong development.
If riding were all blue ribbons and bright lights, I would have quit a long time ago.
At the conclusion of the 2017-2018 show season on March 4th at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, The Purdue Equestrian Team was honored to be the winning team of… Read more “Riding into the Post-Season”
After a great start in the Fall semester, The Purdue Equestrian Team sits at the top of the region and has been invited to participate in the… Read more “Galloping into the New Year”
We are so excited to have been able to acquire new Prestige Saddles for our team! As many of you know, the Purdue Equestrian Team is self… Read more “Out With the Old, In With the New!”