Equine Teams

IHSA Western Show Team

IHSA Western Show Team

The NCTC Equestrian Team is a club sport for both men and women to compete in riding events. We are part of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association and compete with other two-year and four-year colleges throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.

The team is a Western Stock Seat Team that competes against other colleges in levels from beginner up to open riders. Show experience is not necessary to be part of the team, and students do not have to have a horse to compete either.

NCTC is now the Regional Presidency college for Zone 7 Region 2. NCTC will be hosting IHSA shows at the college.


  • Student must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hrs per semester
  • Must make the required number of practices a week (3)
  • Must maintain satisfactory grades in classes to travel
NCTC Rodeo Team

Rodeo Team

Be part of a great team! The NCTC rodeo team provides an opportunity for students to pursue their rodeo goals while reaching their academic and career goals.

North Central Texas College Rodeo affords students:

  • An environment for both success in the arena and academics with advising, guidance, and support across many fields of study and career paths
  • Scholarships for both Men's and Women's rodeo teams
  • A stall barn and practice facility located on campus within walking distance of both dorms and classroom buildings
  • Two arenas - a large outdoor arena for all timed event practices and a smaller covered arena available in the evening for exercising horses when the outdoor arena is unavailable
  • A video room for watching tapes of practice
  • An on-campus weight room for student athletes

North Central Texas College competes in the NIRA Southwest Region and will attend ten college rodeos per year.

Learn More about the Rodeo Team

Stock Horse Team at Shot Horse Show

Stock Horse Team

If you like to stop, spin, and chase cows then come be a part of the Stock Horse Team. American Stock Horse Association (ASHA) competitions are comprised of four classes: working cowhorse, reining, trail, and western pleasure.

Horse Judging Team

Horse Judging Team

The Horse Judging Team competes in judging contests throughout the fall semester and is an opportunity to take an in-depth look at judging horses in all areas of the industry. Contests include the American Quarter Horse Congress, AQHA World Show, and the National Reining Horse Association contest. We host collegiate spring contest and a major open youth horse judging competition every spring.