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

Congrats to all our new members!

Open/ Intermediate

Olivia Rickards

Sam Hurley

Lizzy Traband

Tess Lee

Jaclyn Cacale

Madison Katz


Shannon Cikowski

Samantha Schaeffer

Elizabeth Mooney

Kristin Graf

Allison Janowski

Sabrina Mercadante

Abigail Brauer

Nicolle Wolf

Ally Kirk

Emma Angotti

Carolina Maggiori

2 A/B

Samantha Wilson

Regina Heit

Katherine Elder

Alexandra Socher

Amanda DeVicola

Teresa Murphy

Tresa Gundermann

Andrea Cheatle

Christine Ruffin

Rachael Ewing

Sarah Boyd


Ryan Toole

Crosley Kudla-Williams


Jessie Juo

Katelyn Safer


Still interested in the team? Contact us about being an associate member > eeo5070@psu.edu


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