~ We are Purdue Equestrian ~

Purdue University’s Hunt Seat IHSA Equestrian Team

At 2023 IHSA National’s we were ranked 13th!

Who are we?

The Purdue Equestrian team was founded in 1980 by Jerry Steinmetz to allow interested Purdue students of all experience levels to participate in the sport of riding. Jerry coached the team until 2017, when his daughter, Krista Steinmetz, took over. Students on the team take hunt seat lessons, take care of the horses, and compete in Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) horse shows. At shows, the team is very competitive, attending IHSA Nationals 20 times, and ten of those times placing in the top 10.

Go to College and Live Your Dreams

Riding is forming your character. This is a lifelong development.

Dr. Gerd Heuschman, DVM

Horses and life, it’s all the same to me.

Buck Brannaman

In the Stable

We have a lot of new horses joining our team this year! Keep an eye out on our social media pages as we introduce you to our newest friends!