Equestrian Club

(FUET Founded 1992)

Fairfield University is a proud member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, http://www.ihsainc.org reporting to their governing body, in Zone 2 - Region 5. Club members must register with the IHSA at the beginning of each academic semester.

Fairfield club members  curently ride at The Pilot House, Fairfield, CT. http://thepilothouse.org/ and Serenity Show Stable, Stamford, CT. http://serenityshowstable.com/

Team and individual practices, are held at the  site throughout the riding season.

The club's membership is typically between 18-25 riders during any given semester. Rosters are usually formed at the beginning of each fall semester, but club membership opportunities remain open during the academic year.

FUET offers fantastic riding and horse showing opportunities for all skill levels, from beginner to open. Coach Naomi Gauruder works with club members from various riding backgrounds, which can include, but is not limited to; walk - trot riders wanting to canter or competitive jumpers wanting to test their ability on unfamiliar horses. Current club members come from various backgrounds including hunter, jumper and dressage.

The Fairfield Equestrian Club welcomes inquiries from prospective students and invites FUET alumni to join them during the riding and show seasons.

Spring 2015 news:

Irene Peluso '15 and Maddie Davis '16 qualified for Regionals competition. Both riders have qualified for regionals in each of their academic years at Fairfield. Irene's undergradaute riding experience culminated at the 2016 IHSA Nationals held this year in Springfield, Massachusttes, where she placed 3rd in the Individual open equitation over fences.


2015-2016 FUET Officers

Madeleine Davis 2017
Olivia Tourgee 2016
Cristina Longo 2016
Morgan Gerard 2016

2014 - 2015 Roster
Head Coach: Naomi Gauruder

Last name First Year City State
Brooks Katherine 2016 Redding CT
Chambers Katherine 2017 Mystic CT
Davis Madeleine 2017 Granby CT
Garofalo Kristin 2018 Smithtown NY
Gerard Morgan 2016 Wall NJ
Guarino Alexa 2016 Saint James NY
Harwood Elizabeth 2018 New Hartford CT
Kapcsandi Ashley 2016 Starrucca PA
Kenny Ceire 2018 Montauk NY
Kirkpatrick Megan 2017 Robbinsville NJ
Longo Julia 2018 Franklin Lakes NJ
Longo Cristina 2016 Suffield CT
McCarthy Riley 2017 Manchester MA
McGee Mary Kate 2017 Rockville Centre NY
Modica Claudia 2018 Massapequa NY
Murphy Alison 2018 Cranston RI
Noujaim Tiana 2016 Darien CT
Peluso Irene 2015 Farmington CT
Penna Jessica 2018 Hampton Bays NY
Stephens Kailyn 2018 Mendon MA
Suarez Jessica 2018 Dania FL
Thomas Caroline 2018 Kingston MA
Tourgee Olivia 2016 West Greenwich RI
Wasilewski Claudia 2016 Manhasset NY
Wroblewski Nicole 2018 Manalapan NJ
Yale Emily 2018 Branford CT
Zelko Brianne 2017 Westfield NJ


Regional Champions
1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007

Spring 2014

National Qualifier: Irene Peluso '16 - Individual open equitation over fences
National Qualifier: Maddie Davis '17 - Individual intermediate equitation on the flat


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