Equestrian Club

(FUET Founded 1992)

Fairfield University is a proud member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, reporting to their governing body, in Zone 2 - Region 5. Club members must register with the IHSA at the beginning of each academic semester.

Fairfield riders utilize the New Canaan Mounted Troop Riding Center located in New Canaan, CT. Team and individual practices, are held at the Troop site throughout the riding season.

The club's membership is typically between 18-25 riders during any given semester. Rosters are usually formed at the beginning of each fall semester, but club membership opportunities remain open during the academic year.

FUET offers fantastic riding and horse showing opportunities for all skill levels, from beginner to open. Coach Naomi Gauruder works with club members from various riding backgrounds, which can include, but is not limited to; walk - trot riders wanting to canter or competitive jumpers wanting to test their ability on unfamiliar horses. Current club members come from various backgrounds including hunter, jumper and dressage.

The Fairfield Equestrian Club welcomes inquiries from prospective students and invites FUET alumni to join them during the riding and show seasons.

Listed below is the record for both individual and team accomplishments over the past several years.

2013 - 2014 Roster

Head Coach: Naomi Gauruder

Last name First name Class City  State
Armstrong Nicole  2017 Fair Haven NJ
Brooks Katherine  2016 Redding CT
Chambers Katherine  2017 Mystic CT
Clarke Jonathan  2014 Framingham MA
Cohler Emily  2014 Winchester MA
Crozier Rachel  2015 Harrison NY
Davis Madeleine  2017 Granby CT
Decker Stefanie  2015 Patterson NY
Gerard Morgan  2016 Wall NJ
Grammas Alexandria  2017 Waccabuc NY
Guarino Alexa  2016 Nissequogue NY
Jackson Kayla  2017 Bloomingburg NY
Kelley Claire  2015 Darien CT
Kirkpatrick Megan  2017 Robbinsville NJ
Krikorian Sarah  2014 Harrison NY
Longo Cristina  2016 Suffield CT
McCarthy Riley  2017 Manchester MA
Noujaim Tiana  2016  Darien CT
Peluso Irene  2015 Farmington CT
Tourgee Olivia  2016  West Greenwich RI
Zelko Brianne  2017 Westfield NJ

 

Fall 2013 Show Schedule

 

Date Host Site City State
5-Oct SHU/Post  Rolling M Ranch Southbury CT
12-Oct SHU/Yale Rolling M Ranch Southbury CT
19-Oct Conn College Mystic Valley Gales Ferry CT
26-Oct FUET Mystic Valley Gales Ferry CT
9-Nov Wesleyan TBD Middletown CT
16-Nov UConn Horse Barn Hill Storrs CT
23-Nov UConn Horse Barn Hill Storrs CT

 

Regional Champions
1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007

Spring 2012

National Qualifier
Catherine McIntyre: Open Over Fences - 5th Place

Zone Qualifiers
Catherine McIntyre: Open Over Fences - 1st Place
Samantha Normandeau: Intermediate Over Fences - 7th Place

Regional Qualifiers
Shannon Cassidy: Novice Flat
Jonathan Clarke: X Rails
Emily Cohler - Walk, Trot, Canter, X-Rails
Kelsey Hunt: Intermediate Flat
Claire Kelley: Novice Flat
Juliana Lavoie: Novice Flat, Novice Over Fences
Catherine McIntyre: Open Flat, Open Over Fences
Samantha Normandeau: Open Flat, Intermediate Over Fences
Irene Peluso: Open Over Fences
Sara Pollack: Intermediate Flat

Spring 2011

National Qualifiers
Sam Normandeau: 7th Place, Intermediate Flat

Zone Qualifiers
Sam Normandeau: Intermediate Flat
Tess Mahoney: Novice Flat

Regional Qualifiers
Catherine McIntyre: Open Flat and Intermediate Fences
Sam Normandeau: Intermediate Flat and Novice Fences
Heather Boyd: Novice Fences and Intermediate Flat
Tess Mahoney: Intermediate Fences and Novice Flat
Sarah Pollack: Novice Flat and Novice Fences
Emily Deluca: Novice Flat and Novice Fences
Juliana Lavioe: Walk - Trot - Canter
Kelley Pierce: Walk - Trot
Emily O'Connor: Novice Flat
Kelsey Hunt: Novice Flat 

Spring 2010

National Qualifiers
Catherine McIntyre '12: 2nd Place (Reserve Champion) Novice Fences
Elysse Ruschmeyer '10: 12th place USEF/Cacchione Cup

Regional Qualifiers
Kelly Burke '10
Shannon Cassidy '12
Andrea Fenandez '13
Amanda Groher '10

Zone Qualifiers
Andrea Fenandez '13
Amanda Groher '10
Catherine McIntyre '12
Elysse Ruschmeyer '10

 

Related Links
http://newcanaanmountedtroop.org
http://www.ihsainc.org

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