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post #1 of 5 Old 11-22-2008, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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College Equestrian Team -- Join or not?

So I tried out for the Western equestrian team at Stanford yesterday, and I don't know the results yet, but I will probably get in. The issue that I'm having is the time commitment required for the team. You practice three times a week, have team meetings once a week, do three hours of barn chores each week, help out at horse shows on weekends, compete in horse shows, and have 3 credits of physical training (e.g. weight training).

I would like to know if anyone else's college equestrian team involves so much work, and would like advice on if I should join or not -- I don't want my grades to suffer, but I really love the horses!
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post #2 of 5 Old 11-22-2008, 11:39 AM
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OMG, if it were me I would MAKE it work!

That is so awesome! COngradulations! I am happy for you, in a little-jealous kinda way....

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post #3 of 5 Old 11-22-2008, 05:16 PM
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congradulations, if you made it. I sure you'll make the right decision.

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post #4 of 5 Old 11-22-2008, 11:35 PM
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ARE YOU NUTS??????? JOIN, JOIN , JOIN if it is too much do something else next year-it's Stanford-ya must be really good honey

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post #5 of 5 Old 11-22-2008, 11:40 PM
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Wow. Ours has just about all of that except for the weight training. But its a GREAT experience and totally worth it. Dooo itttt

Oh, and if it is IHSA they usually have scholarships of sorts too
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