Our Instructors

The Equestrian Team/Club of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s is led by coach Kerry Hilgendorf.

Before coaching at UND/SMC, Kerry coached the western team at Purdue and is a National Champion in Intercollegiate Showing. The ND/SMC Equestrian team currently competes in IHSA Zone 7 Region 4, and has sent many riders to the regional, zone, and national championships!  This past year, the team finished 3rd in the region, sending 5 riders to Regionals – which we proudly hosted this year.  The team also sent 2 riders on to Zones, and 1 on to Nationals.

Diane Shields is also a member of the Irish Equestrian Coaching staff. She grew up surrounded by horses and has been riding for most of her life. Her expertise on the flat makes her an invaluable addition to our team!

 Kerry and Diane have been fantastic additions to the team not just as coaches, but also as mentors and friends.  Isabelle Hillberg

Team Leadership

Annabelle Goese

Annabelle Goese
President/Co-captain

A senior Political Science major.

Jane Henry

Jane Henry
Vice President/Co-captain

A junior Social Work major with a minor in Gerontology.

Eva Ferrao

Eva Ferrao
Co-captain

A senior Art History major.

Tricia Holland

Tricia Holland
Secretary

A senior Finance and Environmental Science double major.

Meghan Callaghan

Meghan Callaghan
Treasurer

A junior Visual Communication Design and Marketing double major.

Madeline Griffith

Madeline Griffith
Communications

A senior Mechanical Engineering major.