Sorry, I shouldn't say that there are NCAA teams that are a total cake walk to get on... it's just dependent on your school's riding program and not accurate to say all NCAA is more difficult, all IHSA is easier. (remember, Beezie Madden showed in IHSA!) I went to a college that had a huge riding program, but they had try outs for the "show team" at the beginning of the year which only had like 6 girls on it. Anyone else who wanted to go to the shows had to try out for an extra spot on the trailer, every time there was a show. So only those select girls could call them selves the "equestrian team". I was not a part of the team, although I did get a chance to show. The girls on the team showed at the top equitation finals in the country with the top trainers. They were tough to beat. The school in my current state has an NCAA team and they accept like 50 girls onto their "team". But not everyone shows. I know a girl who's currently on the team. She does not have a lot of show experience and hadn't jumped much over 2"6 before college. Does she get to show a lot? Prob not. But she's on the team. Because it's NCAA though they are more stringent on certain rules, but doesn't mean it's harder to get on. For example they're very strict about being an amateur. If you grew up showing in the jumpers and won over a certain amount of prize money, you're no longer elligible. Whereas IHSA follows USEF's rules on being an amateur: as long as you aren't paid to ride, it doesn't matter how much money you've won. Also, the state school here getting on the team is more then just riding ability. You have to be able to run a mile in under a certain amount of minutes, work out a certain number of hours a week, your GPA has to be a certain number, etc. They're considered part of the "athletic program". So it'd probably be easiest for you to contact schools directly and get more information on what their program is like.