WCU equestrian team gains national attention

There is actually an equestrian team at Western, and they are sending one of their own to the national competition. Caitlin Morgan, one of the more seasoned riders on the team, will be competing in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championship in Springfield, Mass, April 30 through May 3. The WCU Equestrian team has been […]

WCU disc golf – national contenders

Who would have thought that WCU would have a national contending sports team? In disc golf! There are four members who make up the disc golf team at Western: Ruth Hudson, Ryan Kastle, Andrew Johnson and Matt Splain. This team has been together for almost an entire year and they have already become national contenders. […]

Western Carolina has an equestrian team?

Amongst volleyball, disc golf, ballet, softball, and more, Western Carolina University’s Equestrian team is a club sport that many students are unaware of. Many of you may be asking, what is an equestrian sport? Horseback riding defines the equestrian sport. Out of the many, two different equestrian riding styles are generally practiced at WCU: English […]

A love for barrel racing

Amongst the loud, rowdy crowd at a rodeo, a rider’s mind is set solely on speed. Nothing else is there except the horse and the barrels. While the stands watch in anticipation, their adrenaline pumps and blood rushes just as much as the rider. The passion in the eyes of both the rider, and the […]