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Notre Dame / St. Mary's Equestrian Club Records

Identifier: EQC

Scope and Contents

Records of the Notre Dame / Saint Mary's College Equestrian Club, including one VHS video tape of an equestrian event, photographs, and three tee shirts.


  • Creation: 1987-1999.


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Biographical / Historical

The origins of the team date back to the 1987 Special Olympics held at the Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College campuses. The schedule of events included an Equestrian Arts demonstration, but neither campus had the facilities required to host such an event. Associate Notre Dame librarian Stephen Hayes, a rider with more than a decade of experience, served as the barn manager during the Olympics. He and several other students were hard at work prior to the events, building a tent and a ring from scratch. After the closing ceremonies, people asked why the colleges didn't have a riding club. Hayes decided to start one, thus beginning the tradition the team continues today.


3 linear feet.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

From Stephen M. Hayes in several accessions between 1991 and 2003.

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Notre Dame / St. Mary's Equestrian Club Records
University of Notre Dame Archives
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Archives Repository

607 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame Indiana 46556 United States
(574) 631-6448