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The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association National Championship is celebrating its 51 anniversary, bringing together another excellent opportunity for riders of various levels to compete. This year’s upcoming show is May 3-6, 2018, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, home of the Pennsylvania National Horse Show and the coveted Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final, in Harrisburg. The WeatherBeeta Group is a proud sponsor of the IHSA and is donating various types of prizes for winners from our WeatherBeeta, Dublin Clothing and Collegiate lines.

The IHSA has over 400 colleges and university teams with about 10,000 members across the U.S. and Canada. About 450 students will be competing at the upcoming National Championship. Notable previous winners of the Cacchione Cup, named after IHSA founder Bob Cacchione and awarded to the national individual hunter seat high point rider, include Beezie Madden, Peter Wylde, Daniel Geitner, James Fairclough II and Chase Boggio. 

“Not only do IHSA riders learn skills in the saddle and at the show, they also learn about horse care and stable management,” says Cacchione, also the IHSA executive director.

With a great emphasis on learning, sportsmanship and fun, the IHSA provides riders of all levels an opportunity to ride and compete regardless of their skill level, financial status or riding experience. At WeatherBeeta, it is our mission to design products that fit a rider’s lifestyle and budget while also providing both horse and rider with all-day comfort. Both WeatherBeeta Group and IHSA believe in giving everyone a fair opportunity to not only compete but to look and feel great in the products they are using.

WeatherBeeta strongly supports the IHSA and wishes everyone the best of luck at this year’s National Championship.