While the return to college football undoubtedly receives more public attention, we at Hodges Badge know that fall college athletics are back for another reason- the start of IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association) horse shows. As a proud sponsor of and the Official Ribbon Supplier to the IHSA, we are happy to contribute to an organization which has made horse shows both more accessible and competitive.
Personally, I competed for four years as an undergraduate and will be back on campus to support my alma mater as a volunteer for Smith College’s home show this weekend. So I understand how hard students work to prepare not only to compete, but to host events. Know that here at Hodges, we strive to make ordering awards as easy as possible, so that at least one aspect of planning a show can be worry free.
If you’re a rider, coach, parent, volunteer or fan, good luck at your events this weekend and for the rest of the season! We hope to meet you in person at Nationals in May!
PS- Need some creative ideas for your horse show ribbons? We’ve recently seen orders using the school’s colors on side streamers, as well as universities putting their mascot in the rosette center.
PPS- If you are an IHSA rider or alumnus who’d like to share your story about winning a memorable ribbon or award, we’d love to feature you on the blog. Leave a comment and we’ll be in touch!