Equestrian Club

(FUET Founded 1992)

Fairfield University is a proud member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, http://www.ihsainc.org 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. http://thepilothouse.org/ and Serenity Show Stable, Stamford, CT. http://serenityshowstable.com/

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.

Spring 2015 news:

Irene Peluso '15 and Maddie Davis '16 qualified for Regionals competition. Both riders have qualified for regionals in each of their academic years at Fairfield. Irene's undergradaute riding experience culminated at the 2016 IHSA Nationals held this year in Springfield, Massachusttes, where she placed 3rd in the Individual open equitation over fences.


2015-2016 FUET Officers

Madeleine Davis 2017
Olivia Tourgee 2016
Cristina Longo 2016
Morgan Gerard 2016

2015 - 2016 Roster
Head Coach: Naomi Gauruder

Last name First Year City State
Arlotta Gabrielle 2019 Montville NJ
Bouton Elizabeth 2017 Easton CT
Davis Madeleine 2017 Granby CT
Delay Danielle 2019 Boxford MA
Denmark Ashley 2019 Longmeadow MA
Farina Emma 2018 Newton MA
Fino Claudia 2019 Sagaponack NY
Harwood Elizabeth 2018 New Hartford CT
Kapcsandi Ashley 2016 Starrucca PA
Kenny Ceire 2018 Montauk NY
Kirkpatrick Megan 2017 Robbinsville NJ
Lindenmayer Monica 2018 Manlius NY
Mulkerin Bridget 2017 Branchburg CT
Murphy Alison 2018 Cranston RI
Oliaro Juliana 2019 Newtown CT
Penna Jessica 2018 Hampton Bays NY
Possumato Erica 2018 Frenchtown NJ
Ruddat Anna 2019 Hartford CT
Stephens Kailyn 2018 Mendon MA
Thomas Caroline 2018 Kingston MA
Zelko Brianne 2017 Westfield NJ


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


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