The Midway College Western Team performs at the highest level of horsemanship in one of the toughest regions of the IHSA. Throughout the year, our riders consistently accumulate points in six divisions, from walk-jog to reining, while our team finishes in the top three at each regular season show. By spring, without exception, Midway riders qualify for and compete in National IHSA competition.
Coach Bartley-Lehman, a seven-year, Midway College Equestrian Coach, Director of Riding, and AQHA Professional Horseman, describes her team as dedicated and cohesive, and attributes her team’s success to the unity of rider and horse.
Midway College boasts the highest quality, western horses and has been recognized for the quality of our herd by IHSA Officials.
Privilege of Being a MC Western Team Member
As a Western Team Member, you are part of an elite group that constantly strives to improve equestrian skills. Your experience begins well before the show ring and extends well-after the end of the show. Fundamental to each team member is the relationship and bond with the Midway horses.
Not only is it fun to be a Western Team Member, the college provides your IHSA membership and entry fees for competitions, and you incur no expense for team travel.
Team members experience the benefits of being part of a team and, as importantly, build friendships and establish industry connections that last long into their futures.