The Ontario Collegiate Equestrian Association (OCEA) was officially founded in 2007 by a group of dedicated and hardworking university students. Formerly known as the OUEA, the original goal of the organization was to offer students a way to continue riding and competing without the same financial and time commitments traditionally associated with the sport. The OCEA was originally structured based on the Intercollegiate Horse Show Associate (IHSA) in the USA, but over time has evolved into something truly its own. Like the IHSA, the OCEA offers hunter equitation classes to riders ranging in ability, and riders compete on donated horses that they have not previously ridden. The OCEA started out with only seven member universities from south-central Ontario (Brock, McMaster, Guelph, Waterloo, Western, Laurier and Trent) and over just a few short years has grown to include schools from across Ontario and Quebec.

Georgian College
University of Guelph
Lakehead University
Laurentian University / Cambrian College
Ryerson University
University of Toronto
York University
Carleton University
McGill University
University of Ottawa
Queen’s University
Trent University
University of Ontario (UOIT) / Durham College
Brock University
Fanshawe College
University of Laurier
McMaster University
University of Waterloo
University of Western Ontario
University of Windsor