Welcome to the University of Kentucky Dressage and Eventing Team (UKDET)!
We are thrilled that you are interested in our team! UKDET works a little bit differently than many other teams on campus and can be confusing at first. Please feel free to contact any officers at any time for clarification.
We are here to serve YOU, the members!
Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA)
IDA is a branch of the UK Dressage and Eventing Team. Members of the IDA team show on teams of four with a rider at First Level, Upper Training, Lower Training, and Intro. Host colleges provide the horses that riders will compete, adding a level of difficulty.
Intercollegiate Eventing League (IEL)
The Intercollegiate Eventing League is the association that college-aged event riders compete through. Four riders of any levels can be on a team together and will compete against other collegiate teams from the east coast. These competitions are ridden on your own horse, or a lease or borrowed horse, and are located along the east coast.
Being a part of UKDET has given me opportunities to meet and make new friends, and continue to enjoy my favorite sport with a great group of teammates.”Lexie