The Maryville College Equestrian Team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association- Zone 5, Region 1. Read below to find more information about the team!
On March 13th, six individually qualified riders in divisions from Beginner Walk/Trot/Canter to Intermediate levels competed in the Regional Show at Sewanee. Everyone represented Maryville College spectacularly!
Of those six, four placed in the top two spots (including one win and three second places) and on March 29, 2019 got to travel to Auburn, AL for the Zone Finals!
MCET's four riders placed third, third, third, and eighth at the Zone Finals. Go Scots!
2019-2020 Show Schedule
To Be Announced!
About The Team
- Team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association- Zone 5, Region 1.
- Team participates in IHSA hunter seat horse shows.
- Team attends at least eight IHSA shows each year, with the potential to qualify for regional, zone, and national competition.
- Team roster includes riders ranging in experience from none through national competition.
- Team owns and has access to a diverse group of horses with varying skill levels.
- Located at Scots Ridge Farm in Rockford, TN (90 acres, 15 minutes from campus).
- We welcome riders of all levels, even if they have zero horse experience!
- Several weekly opportunities for instruction and practice included in a $500 per semester riding fee
About The Coach & Team History
The Maryville College Equestrian Team was founded in 1994 by the current coach and manager, Christen Khym. Christen rode, coached and managed the team as a student at Maryville College and was the first member of the team to attend the National Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Championship. The team has been nationally ranked, and many individual riders have represented Maryville College at the Nationals. The team qualified for Nationals in 2006.
About The Farm
In the summer of 2018, the Maryville College Equestrian Team relocated farms to what was formerly Ridgemor Farm in Rockford under coach Christen Khym's leadership. Now, it has been dubbed Scots Ridge in honor of the school mascot! The community worked tirelessly to make the move happen in a short time period, and the school couldn't be more proud of the way it came together!
Scots Ridge Farm sits on 90+ acres of lush farmland in the heart of Rockford, Tennessee, surrounded by serene countryside. There is a main barn and lower barn to provide shelter for stall boarded horses, and ample paddocks for the turnout of those horses. Also available for use is a massive riding arena, used for general riding and college group lessons. There are also a few trails surrounding the farm.
Middle & High School Teams (IEA)
In addition to the college team, Christen Khym also coaches middle and high school Interscholastic Equestrian Association teams out of Scots Ridge. The teams are very successful in their competitions, and both took home a High Point Team award at the first show hosted by Scots Ridge on September 1, 2018!