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!
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.
- We welcome riders of all levels, even if they have zero horse experience!
2018-2019 IHSA Show Schedule
September 29-30: Sewanee
October 27-28: Scots Ridge Farm. Go Scots!
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 100+ 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.
About The Horses
Maryville College owns several horses ranging in skill level, from beginner-safe to jumpers! All horses receive top-of-the-line veterinary care, farrier care, feeding regimens, and turnout. Soon, we hope to have a gallery with the photos and names of our horses.
The staff of Scots Ridge Farm is full of horse professionals, each with several years of experience. They are all dedicated to Maryville College horses' well-being and provide them with only the best care; the staff takes excellent care of the farm as well. Also, some members of the MC Equestrian Team participate in the work-study program at Scots Ridge Farm, working on weekends and other school breaks when needed.
Stay tuned for a gallery of the staff!
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.
Middle And 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!