Ride On State!

About Us


The Penn State Equestrian Team, founded in 1971, is an active member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association’s (IHSA) Zone 3, Region 1. Team practices are held at Kocher Farms in Pennsylvania Furnace, PA with our coaches, Kristen Gretok and Kerry Kocher. The team encourages any full-time, University Park student with a love for horses and interest in hunt seat English riding to try out for the team. With a team of over 80 individuals at all levels of riding, no previous experience is required in order to try out.

PSET competes in approximately 10-15 shows per year at the regional, zone and national level. Outside of the show ring, the team also participates in an array of activities including various social events and philanthropic efforts.


  • Region 1 Team Champions for 24 out of the past 26 years
  • 2012 and 2016 PSU Club Sport of the Year
  • 2012 IHSA Zone III Champions
  • Placed 1st at the 2013 Tournament of Champions

2016 Fall Tryout Information

Interested in trying out for our team? ALL levels of riders are welcome, no experience is necessary! A mandatory pre-tryout meeting is on Sept. 1, 7-9pm in 112 Forest Resources Building. Tryouts are to be held on Sept. 5 at a pre-determined time during the pre-tryout meeting.

What to bring to the pre-tryout meeting:

  • A copy of your insurance card, front and back
  • Printed USEF show records (if you have them)

We look forward to meeting everyone!

Any questions about the team please read our FAQ and follow us on social media!


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