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 club members  curently ride at The Pilot House, Fairfield, CT. and Serenity Show Stable, Stamford, CT.  Team and individual practices, are held at the  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

FUET Officers

Irene Peluso President
Stefanie Decker Vice President
Maddie Davis Secretary
Olivia Tourgee Treasurer - Spring
Cristina Longo Treasurer - Fall
Megan Kirkpatrick COSO Rep


2014 - 2015 Roster

Head Coach: Naomi Gauruder

Last name First Year City State
Brooks Katherine 2016 Redding CT
Chambers Katherine 2017 Mystic CT
Davis Madeleine 2017 Granby CT
Garofalo Kristin 2018 Smithtown NY
Gerard Morgan 2016 Wall NJ
Guarino Alexa 2016 Saint James NY
Harwood Elizabeth 2018 New Hartford CT
Kapcsandi Ashley 2016 Starrucca PA
Kenny Ceire 2018 Montauk NY
Kirkpatrick Megan 2017 Robbinsville NJ
Longo Julia 2018 Franklin Lakes NJ
Longo Cristina 2016 Suffield CT
McCarthy Riley 2017 Manchester MA
McGee Mary Kate 2017 Rockville Centre NY
Modica Claudia 2018 Massapequa NY
Murphy Alison 2018 Cranston RI
Noujaim Tiana 2016 Darien CT
Peluso Irene 2015 Farmington CT
Penna Jessica 2018 Hampton Bays NY
Stephens Kailyn 2018 Mendon MA
Suarez Jessica 2018 Dania FL
Thomas Caroline 2018 Kingston MA
Tourgee Olivia 2016 West Greenwich RI
Wasilewski Claudia 2016 Manhasset NY
Wroblewski Nicole 2018 Manalapan NJ
Yale Emily 2018 Branford CT
Zelko Brianne 2017 Westfield NJ

 Spring 2015 Show Schedule

Date Host Site Time
February 7 Conn College Mystic Valley 8:00 am
February 14 Wesleyan Windcrest Farm 8:00 am
February 21 CCSU Ethel Walker 8:00 am
March 28 Conn College Mystic Valley 8:00 am
April 4 Mount Holyoke Mount Holyoke 8:00 am
April 30 - May 3 IHSA Nationals The Big E 8:00 am


Fall 2014 Show Schedule

Date Host Site Time
October 4

Post University

Fox Ridge Farm 8:00 am
October 11 Yale  University and
Sacred Heart University
Rolling M Ranch 8:00 am
October 18 Conn College Mystic Valley

8:00 am

November 8 Wesleyan Windcrest Farm 8:00 am
November 22 UConn Horsebarn Hill 8:00 am

* Additional show's TBD*


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

Spring 2014

National Qualifier: Irene Peluso '16 - Individual open equitation over fences
National Qualifier: Maddie Davis '17 - Individual intermediate equitation on the flat

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 



Related Links

Photo Album

Peluso Irene
Decker Stefanie
Davis Maddie
Tourgee Olivia
Longo Cristina
Kirkpatrick Megan