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Shining Valley Farm is proud to be the home of the Wellesley College IHSA team!


As a registered team of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), we travel to multiple shows per semester. In the IHSA show format, members catch ride an unfamiliar horse that is assigned to them. All riders are placed into an appropriate division based upon their previous riding history and competition record. As members of Zone 1, Region 4, the Wellesley Equestrian Team is grateful to have the opportunity to compete against other extremely competitive colleges and universities. At shows, we compete against Babson College, Bentley University, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Bridgewater State University, Curry College, Endicott College, Stonehill College, Tufts University, and Wheaton College.


At the beginning of each semester, we welcome new riders with experienced show backgrounds as well as beginners who are eager to learn. Lesson groups are organized by skill levels and divisions throughout the week. In addition to time spent at the barn, team members attend weekly meetings and complete workouts together at the Wellesley College Keohane Sports Center. Visit their website to learn more.