TEXAS TECH EQUESTRIAN
NEW ONLINE ORIENTATION PACKET
Please click the link below to access our new COVID-19 Online Orientation Packet.
Please fill out the forms as soon as possible and submit all of the information to the best of your ability.
2020 Tryout Information
If you are looking to tryout for the Texas Tech Equestrian Team please fill out the Online Orientation Packet.
*Due to COVID-19 TTET will have modified tryouts and orientation*
Please stay tuned on our website and all social media for more updates as this is a dynamic situation for all. As of July 17th, 2020 we will be hosting in person tryouts. Tryout dates and times are TBD.
No matter if you are a current student, transfer student, or incoming freshman, we would love to have you on our team. Tryouts are traditionally held during the first week of classes in the Fall semester. ind us on Facebook and become a fan of our page. This page will keep you up to date on what is going on with the team. Third, practice what you already know & remember to stay open minded.
TTET typically hosts tryouts during the second week of every Fall semester. Walk-ons are still welcome during the Spring semester, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Western riders will be asked to memorize a basic horsemanship pattern to perform during tryouts. English riders may be asked to perform an equitation flat test as it is called out to them. TTET does not test over fences during tryouts. Fence evaluations will be hosted after tryouts during fence practices. We suggest that before tryouts, ride every different kind of horse you can because diversity is key when it comes to being a good catch rider. You will need to be comfortable on as many different horses and tack as possible.
Western riders should try out in jeans and a tucked in collared shirt with a belt and boots. Hair should be pulled back and neatly out of the way. English riders should wear breeches, tall boots or half chaps with paddock boots, a collared shirt tucked in with belt and helmet with hair up in a hairnet or in a neat pony tail.
If you don't have any riding experience TTET suggests you take the "Horsemanship" class that is offered through the Animal Science department.