The University of Kentucky Dressage and Eventing Team was designed to allow students to compete and support each other at local shows and events, and provides a social network for students interested in each discipline of riding. The Team competes at several IDA (Intercollegiate Dressage Association) and IEL (Intercollegiate Eventing League) competitions annually. Opportunities include travel, lessons, clinics, community service, training, and fundraising. Riders of all skill levels are encouraged to participate.
- Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jill Stowe
The UK Equestrian Team is a club sport comprised of beginners to experienced riders who share a love for horses. The team competes regionally in hunt seat, and western divisions. The season runs from late August to early May and is packed full of exciting competitions and other activities.
- Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bob Coleman
From farm tours to track trips, this club knows its way around the Horse Capital of the World. The Horse Racing Club’s mission is to educate students about horse racing, and provide the opportunity to experience the many aspects of the horse racing industry.
- Faculty Advisor: Dr. Laurie Lawrence
UK’s Polo Team is a competitive team affiliated with the United States Polo Association. The team completes in the Southeast region of the intercollegiate league. The team aims to provide and fun and safe learning experience in the sport of polo and welcomes all new members. There are both male and female teams. During a game, three members make up each team. Practice is held an average of three times a week at West Wind Farm and the Kentucky Horse Park.
The Research in Equine and Agricultural Disciplines (READ) Club explores cutting-edge research in areas such as equine physiology and nutrition, forages and soil science, meat science, cow reproductive technologies and much more. Presentations and tours given by veterinarians, professors, graduate and undergraduate students and local agricultural industry leaders educate club members in various fields, opening doors of opportunity for those looking to become involved in agricultural research.
- Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kristine Urschel
The team's mission is to promote and develop the sport of rodeo at UK and in the community, providing students with the opportunity to further pursue the sport educationally and competitively at the intercollegiate level. One of the main goals of the team is to give its members the chance to participate in activities covering every aspect of rodeo industry, from learning about rodeo in general to competing as part of the team.
- Advisor: Monty Ott
Started in 2008, the Saddle Seat Team is composed of members who have many different levels of riding and show experience. We work as a team to practice and prepare for five competitions held throughout the year. Team members are taught and compete in the saddle seat and equitation disciplines on American Saddlebred horses, as well as other breeds. The team is welcome to anyone with any level of riding experience. The UK Saddle Seat Team is coached by Stephanie Sedlacko and Catherine Van Arsdell at Wingswept Farms in Nicholasville, KY.
- Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Rossano