About the Western equestrian team

The Purdue Western Equestrian Team is a student-run organization composed of about fifty horse-loving Boilermakers. We compete across the region in Western Horsemanship with our teammates, coach (Margaret Morgan), and horses. Outside of competition, we spend time together during our lessons at the barn and at our team events. Through PWET, many of our members have forged life-long relationships with fellow teammates and our horses.

Team members are not required to have their own horse or any prior riding experience before joining the team. We have eight team horses ready for riders of any level, and we always encourage inexperienced riders to get involved in both the showing and non-showing aspects of the team.

2023-2024 Contests

  • October 7-8 @ Saint Mary's of the Woods College in Terre Haute, IN
  • October 28-29 @ Henry County Saddle Club in New Castle, IN
  • November 4-5 @ Bar H Equine Center in Danville, IL
  • February 24-25 @ Saint Mary's of the Woods College in Terre Haute, IN

  • Regionals - February 25 (afternoon) @Saint Mary's of the Woods College in Terre Haute, IN
  • Semi-Nationals - March 16-17 @Albion College in Albion, MI
  • Nationals - May 2-5 @Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC


Practices are held on weeknights, typically Monday-Thursday evenings. There are typically multiple 1-hour time slots for each night, starting around 4:30pm and ending around 7:30pm. However, practice schedule does fluctuate from week to week.



The purpose of this organization shall be:

  1. To promote fellowship among team members.
  2. To promote excellence in western equestrian competition.
  3. To develop team spirit and camaraderie among members of the organization.
  4. To promote and become active in other horse-related events and activities that lie within the interest of the organization and are consistent with these bylaws.



The Purdue Western Equestrian Team was originally a part of the Purdue Intercollegiate Horsemanship Club. The original club (PIHC) was home to both the Purdue Hunt Seat Team and the Purdue Western Equestrian Team. In the spring of 2008 the Western Team decided it would be in its best interest to split from PIHC and form its own club/team. The goal of the new team was to promote excellence in western equestrian competition and education.


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