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Raising the Jump (Equestrian Team)

Raised toward our $2,850 Goal
24 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 28, at 07:00 AM EST
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Raising the Jump (Equestrian Team)

Who We Are:

We are the Northwestern University Equestrian Team! While we love our sport, we also cherish the community that it builds. Although our teammates range from undergraduate to graduate students and beginners to world-renowned riders, we are all able to bond over our shared passion for horses and the equestrian sport. We practice at Red Coat Farm, located in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, under the guidance of our coach, Meggie Cramer. We take pride in practicing good horsemanship by helping out with various chores around the barn, such as taking care of the horses and painting paddock fences. We also compete against neighboring colleges through the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) over fences and on the flat.


Our Goal:

Our team is fortunate enough to be working with Red Coat Farm to host a competition for the IHSA-registered college teams in our region. We are a smaller team and therefore have only hosted one show before, which was a huge success!  Every member of the team pitched in for an extraordinary day of hard work, great horsemanship, and lots of fun. For 2019, we want to do it all over again! We would once again like to give back to the colleges in our region, who have been generous in hosting shows and supporting our teammates year after year. Because our region is small and does not offer many showing opportunities, it is difficult for nearby colleges to advance to the final shows at the national level. By hosting a show, our team would in turn help these riders advance toward their equestrian endeavors. Our show will tentatively take place on January 26, 2019, and, as one would expect, will take a full team effort to plan and execute.


How You Can Help:

Costs include hiring a judge for the duration of the show, renting our barn’s facilities for the day, using our barn’s horses, stocking a concession stand, ordering ribbons for each class level, and other miscellaneous fees associated with equestrian competitions.


Your donations are a tremendous help to the team and will help make this dream a reality once again. While we are different from most club and varsity sports at Northwestern University, we work hard to maintain a strong presence on campus and in the surrounding community.

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Concession Stand Item

Food or drink items for the concession stand.


Ribbons for One Class Level

Your contribution will help provide awards for one of nine classes. It also counts as your senior class gift!


Rider Registration

Your contribution is equivalent to the registration fee for one rider. This will allow us to decrease the cost of registration for competing riders.


One Horse

Your contribution will allow us to provide one horse for the duration of the show.



Your contribution will allow us to hire one judge to assess the classes for the duration of the competition.


All Horses for the Day

Your contribution will allow us to provide horses for all competitors for the full duration of the show.

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