Become A Club or Show Team Member

To learn more about what it takes to become an FAU Equestrian click on and follow the steps below: To join the FAU Equestrian Club:

  1. BECOME A MEMBER:  In order to become a member of the club, potential team members can attend any club meeting and pay their annual dues, but attendance at the first meeting of the fall semester is highly recommended (date TBA). The first meeting offers an abundance of information on trying out for the Hunt Seat Team and all the necessary paperwork. At the first meeting of the fall semester, potential team members will schedule an interview with the Hunt Seat Team Coach Tricia Loftus-Carron 954-650-8945.
  2. PAY YOUR DUES:  You must pay your club dues and be registered as a full time student at FAU before you’re able to become an active club member. The Club dues and the Show Team dues are $150. The show dues include a FAU dry-fit logo polo that is to be worn at all FAU shows and events, and includes membership to IHSA in order to be eligible to compete.
  3. SCHEDULE YOUR EVALUATION:  Schedule your first evaluation/lesson with Head Coach Tricia Loftus-Carron (954-650-8945). At your lesson, you will be asked simple questions regarding your riding experience, class schedule*, and riding availability and riding show history.

*The Hunt Seat Team leaves for competitions on Friday afternoons. If possible, potential team members are encouraged to not schedule any classes after 12pm on Fridays.


GROUP LESSONS  Group lessons can be scheduled with Head Coach Tricia Loftus-Carron. All team members who intend show at IHSA shows must be taking at least one weekly lesson with Tricia, scheduled on your own time. Lessons are one hour long, and riders are responsible for the proper before-and-after care of their assigned-lesson horse. Please, BE ON TIME!!  Lessons will take place at Wall Street Farm 10719 Tamis Trail, Lake Worth Beach, FL 33449.

LESSON PRICING   Lessons will be paid by the student and are not paid by the Equestrian Team at FAU. 

**Club Team/Competitive Show Team rates:  A discounted rate is $80 per single group lesson or 12-lesson Semester package $700 (a $260 savings!)

We understand that taking lessons each week may be costly, but the more team members who are able to get out to the barn and ride, the better prepared they will be to compete at shows. The team members selected to go to the shows are decided based on riding abilities, practice attendance/lessons, attendance at team events and fundraisers and they will be chosen by the head coach.

Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to attend your lesson for the week, you MUST contact Coach Tricia Loftus-Carron 954-650-8945 24 hours in advance or you will be responsible for the cost of your lesson. In the event of inclement weather, contact the coach immediately to reschedule/cancel.

The FAU Equestrian Club is a meeting point for those interested in Equine Activities on the FAU campus. The club also includes a show team comprised of participating competitive members that compete within the IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association). Members of the club are not required to attend events or fundraising. We try to orient some things for "non" club members, but because our membership is 95% show team members it is hard to orchestrate these events. The more club members we get that are interested in non-show activities, the more we can host! The Show Team members are REQUIRED to participate in fundraising and volunteering for many events.

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Christian Echavarria 


Katie Thyroff


Kayla Reynolds


Maya Mathias


Tricia Carron

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