Riders are required to take regular lessons (typically 1x per week) with team instructor Cathy Strobel at Southern Breeze Equestrian Center. Lessons are hunter/jumper style, concentrating on form and balance on the flat and working up to jumping once the rider is confident and ready. Lessons can range in price but are generally $45 for a group lesson or $50 for a private lesson (paid before the 1st of the month). Team members are required to have appropriate clothing (heeled boots, riding pants, approved helmet). Southern Breeze has many lesson horses available for a variety of experience levels. If you are interested in leasing or boarding a horse please contact Cathy for details and pricing. We understand that not every student has a car. We do our best to take lessons together and carpool so that everyone has a chance to ride. We also recommend that upon joining the team you sign up for a convenient service called zipcar. This allows students access to cars on campus for hourly rental at a low fee.
Riders compete in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. We compete with other universities in our region like LSU, Tulane, and Texas State. We encourage all members to come to shows and represent Rice while offering support to other teams in our region.