The Butler University Club Equestrian Team (BUCE) is a recognized club sport at Butler University. The team consists of members of all riding abilities in the hunt seat discipline. BUCE is a great opportunity for students to continue riding and improve their riding ability while attending Butler University.


Team members who are interested have the opportunity to compete in shows. BUCE competes against local colleges through the IHSA in Region 7, Zone 1. The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) is the governing body for the shows BUCE participates in. There are about 5 shows a semester that BUCE members show in to gather points towards qualifying for Regionals, which are held at the end of the spring semester. From Regionals, riders can then move on to Zones, and then to Nationals, which gathers the top riders (at all levels) from each Zone to compete for a national title.

BUCE practices at a local hunter/jumper barn about 30 minutes north of campus. The riders are coached by Dawn Stumm at Greyhavens Farms which is located in Zionsville, Indiana. Practice frequecy is based on the team member’s availability and how often they would like to ride. The minimum number of lessons required is one lesson package a month in order to be considered an active member of BUCE. Most riders take lessons at least once a week. What to learn more about Greyhavens Farm visit their website at http://greyhavensfarmshunterjumper.com/


Check out the Latest News from the Team! 


Regionals At St. Mary of the Woods

Congrats to Abby Krabacher for her 4th place finish in alumni fences at regionals! We are so proud of how everyone placed this year and are looking forward to an even more success next year!

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St. Mary March 3-4

The Butler Equestrian team wrapped up a great season at St. Mary of the Woods March 3-4. The weather was beautiful and we were able to compete outside for the first time this year! Saturday Taylor 2nd place Novice Flat Abby 5th place Alumni Flat 1st Alumni Fences Sunday Ally 5th Intermediate Fences and Flat …

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Black Dog Farms Feb 17-18 Results

The Butler Club Equestrian Team had a great weekend at Black Dog Farms for the IHSA show hosted by Taylor University. Everyone had great rides and a lot of fun. Alumni Abby Krabacher qualified for regionals in fences and Taylor Young had an impressive first place in Novice Fences. See below for full results, pictures, …

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Taylor University @ Black Dog Farm Nov 18-19 and December

A late congratulations to all who showed at the November and December Black Dog Shows! Despite some crazy weather the team did a great job!   November Saturday Erica Zirkelbach 5th Open Fences, 1st Open Flat Ally Griffin 2nd Intermediate Fences, 4th Intermediate Flat Lena Fajardo 4th Novice Fences, 3rd Novice Flat Taylor Young 5th Novice Flat …

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