The UCLA Equestrian team is an organization of more than 30 UCLA students with a passion for horsemanship and competition. As a group of college students, we recognize how lucky we are to pursue the sport we’re dedicated to, as well as welcome new riders into the equestrian community, while spending time with our favorite four-legged friends. When on the team, our riders have opportunities to ride in weekly training sessions and competitions throughout Southern California and Arizona, as well as spend quality time with teammates and our horses, making memories that will last a lifetime.
This sport is an expensive pursuit and can be inaccessible to many. We aim to support our members by subsidizing costs through annual club dues. Yet, between our individual and regional competition fees, equipment, and travel costs for both horses and riders, expenses can build up quickly. As a Club Sports team, we don’t receive any type of funding from UCLA and are responsible for funding ourselves either out-of-pocket or through the annual SPARK campaign. We rely on the generosity of donors to ease the costs to cover equipment, travel, and competition fees. With the donations, the team can continue to provide its student-athletes with the resources they need to excel in their sport and represent UCLA with pride.
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 us 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 cannot donate to our SPARK campaign at this time, we welcome donations of gently used equipment such as saddles, bridles, girths, etc. as well as show apparel such as hunt coats and boots. Please email us at email@example.com for any tack-related donations.
Every dollar donated makes a difference in the lives of the student-athletes, who are dedicated and talented individuals passionate about horse riding and competing at the highest level.
Help us take strides to success and donate today!
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A $25 donation will buy our horses one bale of alfalfa hay. This keeps our favorite four-legged teammates fueled and ready to ride! (fully tax-deductible)
A gift of $50 will cover horse entries for two classes at our competitions – this allows us to have two more riders competing! (fully tax-deductible)
A $100 donation covers one stall for our horse at our competition. If we can’t have our horses with us, we can’t compete! As a thank you for your donation, we will send you a UCLA Equestrian baseball cap. (Tax deductible value of $97)
A $250 donation enables us to get an EMT for one day at our competition. This is critical as we care deeply about the health and safety of our riders! As a thank you for your kind donation, we will send you a UCLA Equestrian baseball cap and tumbler. (Tax deductible value of $235)
A $500 donation will cover jump rentals for one day at our competition. These are an essential part to our show - without jumps there’s no fun! As a thank you for your generous donation, we will send you a UCLA Equestrian baseball cap, tumbler, sweatshirt, and a special thank you note on our donor banner to be displayed at competitions. (Tax deductible value of $465)
A $750 donation will cover the fees to trailer our horses from our training facility to the show. The horses need to get to the competition somehow! To show our appreciation for your donation, you will receive a UCLA Equestrian baseball cap, tumbler, sweatshirt, a special thank you note on our donor banner to be displayed at competitions, and your name on a saddle pad (i.e. “Donated by Joe Bruin”) to be used in team practices and at competitions. (Tax deductible value of $715)
A $1000 gift will cover an arena rental for the entire weekend, which gives us a space to host our competition and show off our hard work! A show weekend is more than just riding, it’s a space for us to bond as a team, grow as individuals, and strengthen our skills! To express our gratitude, you will receive a UCLA equestrian baseball cap, tumbler, sweatshirt, a special thank you note on our donor banner to be displayed at shows, and your name on both a saddle pad and a bridle charm to be used in team practices and at competitions. Anytime we tack up our horses, we will be reminded of your tremendous generosity, leaving a lasting legacy for our team! (Tax deductible value of $965)