Our team has been around for several decades and has always been very successful. Our past alumni have various degrees such as Agricultural Science, Biology, Nursing, History, English, and Business. Our alumni have gone on to extraordinary graduate schools like Texas A&M, the University of Iowa, Sam Houston State University, the University of Missouri, the University of Nebraska, and Purdue University. These past riders love to catch up on team news and help out at horse shows. Here is a spotlight on some of our great equestrian team alumni.
Julie Regelin (Class of 2007)
Julie Regelin and two equines (a 1994 Quarter pony named Dude and 1994 Quarter horse named The Grand Dude) moved to St. Louis, Missouri after graduating. She used to show on both the Hunt and Stock teams and was the president her senior year! Julie went on to Iowa State University to receive her masters degree in plant genetics. Currently, she works for Nanopore Diagnostics. At work, Julie and her colleagues are using nano pore technology to correctly identify different bacteria. Although her job doesn’t involve horses, they are still her favorite thing in the entire world. Julie enjoys going trail riding on the weekends with her horse and pony.
Elizabeth Miller (Class of 2015)
Elizabeth is pursuing her Masters in Agriculture at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. At Sam Houston State, Elizabeth is researching equine nutrition, is a member of Horsemen’s Association, and rides at a hunter/jumper barn in the area. She has also volunteered to work the in-gate at several hunter/jumper shows in Katy, Texas. While at Truman, Elizabeth was a member of both the Hunt and Stock teams. She served as Treasurer, President, and Hunt Team Captain while on the equestrian team. Her horse, Dexter, is also an IHSA alum who served as a great draw at several show. At 24 years-old, Dexter is sassy as ever and is still teaching young riders the ropes!
Elizabeth Groenweghe (Class of 2015)
Lizzie Groenweghe and horse Xerox moved to Kansas City, Missouri after graduating from Truman. She is currently working for Jackson County Health Department as a community health educator. Elizabeth is also attending the University of Missouri to pursue her masters degree in public health. At Truman, she was a member of the Hunt Seat team and also competed in Alumni Flat and Fences. Currently, she is riding and showing her horse Xerox in the jumpers and dressage.
Rachel Hunn (Class of 2015)
Rachel Hunn graduated from Truman State University in the fall of 2015, and she is moving to Guthrie, Oklahoma to start a breeding attendant internship with Lazy E Ranch. This internship will give her the opportunity to assist with the breeding and foaling of mares. At Truman, she was a member of the Stock Seat team.