University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame / St. Mary's Equestrian Club Records


Origination : Notre Dame / St. Mary's Equestrian Club
Extent : 3 linear feet.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information


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

Preferred Citation

Notre Dame / St. Mary's Equestrian Club Records (EQC), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Constitution, mailings, membership lists, minutes, programs, schedules, and other material from faculty advisor Steve Hayes' files; regarding shows, competitions, trips, membership, and administrative and financial affairs; including one VHS video tape of an equestrian event, photographs, and three tee shirts.


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.


Hayes, Stephen M.
Saint Mary's College (Notre Dame, Ind.). Equestrian Club.
University of Notre Dame. Equestrian Club.