The Club Equestrian Team at Duquesne University is an officially recognized Club Sport that allows students to get involved in recreational and competitive riding. As a team, we practice weekly and compete on various weekends throughout the fall and spring semesters. We compete in Zone 2, Region 5 sector of the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA), against other universities, such as the University of Pittsburgh, West Virginia University, and Slippery Rock University. Our coaches, Linda and Alyssa Stevens, and host barn Fox Hollow Stables, are located in Wampum, PA, just 30 miles north of the city.Each team member practices at least once per week to build and learn their skills as a rider and team member. We welcome all levels of riders!
We are a continuously growing team with 17 active student-athlete riders who are proud to represent this great University. DUET adds to the educational experience we receive at Duquesne because it allows us to:
- Create friendships with other students who also share a love of riding
- Compete at shows with other collegiate-level riders
- Escape the hectic atmosphere of academic studies by participating in this fun and exciting sport
- Give those who have not previously ridden the opportunity to learn about and experience riding
Why Do We Need Donations?
In addition to the costs associated with a Duquesne University education, DUET riders are tasked with paying for:
- Transportation to the regular season and regional show competitions
- Personal coaching fees for the fall and spring seasons
- Coaching fees for each show
- Show fees
- Show travel costs
- Riding apparel
Due to these expenses, the cost is the main reason students do not join DUET. Donations will help to offset these costs, lessen the financial burden on students and provide other students the opportunity to be involved in future seasons. More specifically, the funds will allow each DUET rider to compete at each show.
How You Can Help…
There are two main ways you can keep the Duquesne University Equestrian Team alive and thriving with talented riders:
Donate now: A gift of any size will help sponsor riders to continue participating in the sport they love. We ask that you please join us today in making a donation. Simply hit the “Give Now” button on this page, using the giving levels as a guide as to where the money can go.
Spread the Word: Give us a like on Facebook at Duquesne University Equestrian, and follow us on Instagram @duqequestrian and TikTok @duqequestrian. Every like, share, and follow is an easy way to help share our message, and continue to support the team!
Out of all the Club Sports and athletic teams at Duquesne University, DUET was the FIRST to host a crowdfunding campaign on Spirit. A successful campaign will help make others aware that Duquesne has a prominent Equestrian Team on campus that our alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends can all be proud of.
Go Dukes & Thank You!