UK Saddle Seat is a club sports team that competes in saddle seat style riding competitions with surrounding Kentucky colleges and universities.

 Typically, the team practices once per week and competes five times throughout the school year.

The team loves to have team dinners, tack-cleaning parties and other get-togethers to promote a close-knit team feel. No previous saddle seat experience is required, and everyone is encouraged to join this fun-loving, friendly, and competitive team.

Wingswept Farm is the team’s home base, coached by Stephanie Brannon. The farm provides lesson horses to ride and tack to use, meaning that students don’t need their own to participate.

Not only will participants grow as riders and get to compete at the collegiate level, but they will also make some new friends in the process! The team takes a lot of pride in being very inclusive and encourages everyone interested to take a lesson and try it out. The team has a range of members, from those who have never ridden before to those who have won world championship titles. Even with the season getting cut short, the team is pleased to announce that the team was the 2019-2020 Season ISSRA Overall Team Champion.

The team hosts an informational meeting at the beginning of the year explaining everything about the team, and anyone interested is invited to come learn more about what being a part of the team is all about. No riding experience or try-outs are required to join. If you have more questions, feel free to DM the team on social media or email members at

The team hosts two horse shows per season, one in the fall and one in the spring. These events are super fun and feature a silent auction and a concession stand. Families and friends are all encouraged to come watch and enjoy the show.

Instagram: @uk_saddleseat

Facebook: UK Saddle Seat Team