The UCLA Equestrian team is an organization of more than 35 UCLA students with a passion for horsemanship and competition. As college students, we consider ourselves very lucky to be able to continue to pursue the sport we’re dedicated to, spend time with our favorite animals, and build a community of fellow equestrians. Riders on our team have the opportunity to participate in weekly lessons and competitions throughout the Southern California and Arizona area.
This sport is an expensive pursuit and can be inaccessible for many. We aim to support Bruins by subsidizing costs through annual dues. However, between competition fees, equipment, and travel costs for both our horses and riders, expenses can still build up. As a Club Sports team, we don’t receive any sort of funding from the school. We are responsible for funding everything ourselves – this means our costs are either out-of-pocket or covered by our annual SPARK campaign. We are making our return to SPARK this year after a two-year hiatus –due to COVID-19, we were unable to host a fundraiser as our team operations had come to a halt (no pun intended).
Our greatest cost every year is hosting our own horse show, which is student-run. We are responsible for funding facility rentals, stalls for our horses, fees for using other schools’ horses, jump rentals, judges’ payments, and much more. However, we still choose to host an annual show in order to provide the riders of our region with an opportunity to compete. By contributing to our campaign, you would be helping represent UCLA and allow Bruins to put their best foot forward at our intercollegiate competitions.
We would like to thank all of our families, friends, alumni, fans, and the wonderful staff at UCLA for their continued support of the UCLA Equestrian Team. We truly could not do it without you. Even if you would not like to donate to our SPARK campaign at this time, we welcome donations of gently used saddles, bridles, girths, and other equipment and show apparel such as hunt coats and boots. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any tack-related donations.
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