Transylvania University Eventing Team
Passionate Riders, Competitive Academics, Your Campus Community.
Discover a vibrant mix of campus equestrians of varying skill levels with a shared love of eventing. At Transylvania University, our eventing team redefines the varsity sport by offering students the freedom of independent training while fostering a tight-knit community — both on campus and at competitions.
During the fall, we compete locally at the Kentucky Horse Park and surrounding venues, participating in friendly local schooling shows. When spring arrives, we spread our wings, traveling to formal events sanctioned by the United States Eventing Association.
Transy eventing is a thrilling mix of camaraderie, competition and a shared love for the sport that defines our unique approach to college life.
All Experience Levels Welcome
Whether you wish to explore the world of eventing or you’re a seasoned competitor seeking new opportunities, our team warmly welcomes riders of all backgrounds and experience levels.
Compete with Your Horse
We value the bond between you and your horse. Compete alongside your trusted partner and reach new heights in eventing. Horses can reside anywhere within a one-hour radius of Transylvania University.
Convenience, Flexibility and Support
Our team manager will help you find the ideal farm for your horse. Whether you need spacious pastures, top-notch facilities or trainers, we’ve got you covered. We can even assist in finding the right horse for you to lease and connect you with essential equine services.
Academic Excellence and Support
Achieve your academic goals while excelling in equestrian sports. We provide strategic planning, time management tips and a supportive community to help you find the perfect balance.
A Supportive Community
Join our close-knit community of passionate riders. Benefit from camaraderie, guidance and encouragement as you explore the rider-horse partnership.
Student Fiscal Responsibilities
- Transportation and upkeep of competition horse
- Lessons and training
Transylvania Financial Support
- Entries to local schooling shows
- Entries to USEA sanctioned events
- Stalls at competition
- Student lodging and meals while traveling
- Customized strength and conditioning program
- Organized team events
We’re located in the heart of Lexington — only 8.5 miles and 16 minutes from the prestigious Kentucky Horse Park, our home base for competitions.
Team Activities Beyond the Area
- Group outings and trail rides
- Customized strength and conditioning
- Weekly meetings
- Team bonding events
- Community volunteering