The Committees

The committees assist the board of Hippeia to make the club run smoothly and make your student life more fun! These ensure, for example, that events are organized, that we can eat together once a month and that the clubmagazine called ‘the Biks’ is issued. Below you can find all the committees of Hippeia with a brief description of their main tasks.

Archive Committee
U.S.R Hippeia was founded in 1936 and has since created a long history of photos, records and heaps of other paperwork. To secure all these memories, Hippeia has started the archive committee. Our main mission is to neatly archive all the pieces of Hippeia history and deliver this to the Utrecht Archives. This way we will add our story to the overall history of Utrecht.

Biksuarium Committee
The Biksuarium is a new committee. It is a combination of the Biks committee and de Annuarium committee.

The BIKS is the magazine of our association and is being published approximately three times a year. The BIKS features articles on our association, our activities, and other horse-related themes. No wonder it is so popular among Hippeians!

Some of the topics that come back each edition are ‘Horsetalk’, where one of our horses tells something about themselves, the ‘Keep up with the lesson’, where theory on different aspects of horse riding is elaborated, and of course the ‘Did you knows’ where all the (silly) expressions and facts of Hippeians are written.

The Annauraium is a book that is published at the end of each academic year. In this booklet you will get to know your fellow Hippeians through a certain theme. The fun thing about this committee is that you can express your creativity in different ways. The committee can decide if they want to ask other Hippians to write texts or they can write it themselves. There are layouts that can be used, where you only have to paste all the texts or you can work with a designing program.

This committee does not necessarily take up a lot of time, but it is a lot of fun to participate in!

Event Committee
Not to undermine the other committees, but the event committee is one of the most fun AND
important committees that Hippeia has. Events are where the lessons mix and people get to know each other, which is why Hippeia is such a nice community!

As a member of the event committee, YOU decide what these events are. We aim to organise at least one dinner or drinks and one activity per month, both horse and non-horse related. One or two committee members take care of each activity, so in the end you would be responsible for about two events per year. Other than that, you help think out the other activities.

There are no limits to what events you can come up with, if it fits the budget and people are interested to participate, you can organise it! From trail rides to archery on horseback, and from cocktail nights to paintball, it’s all possible.

Proto Committee (Promotion Committee)
The proto has a weird name that will not initially tell you what we do as a committee. But we are the PR Photo committee!
We make sure everyone in Utrecht and elsewhere knows our name. We do this by helping with the introduction weeks, but also by organizing a friends/family day or an old members day. A big part of the committee has become Social Media. Nowadays we cannot be anywhere without it and a lot of our potential riders come through Social Media. There is always a need for good photos but also for example ideas for a good social media post. We also search for Sponsors, think about the Sponsorkliks page we have or the agreement with the Military Boekelo.

In short, we are a committee that is getting more and more important every year. We are therefore searching enthusiastic members with a love for social media, PR and / or organizing things! Big things are coming.

SO Committee
A City Meeting (SO) is the moment to show other associations just what Hippeia means to us. It is a competition weekend organized by one of the riding associations in the Netherlands, where you compete with the other associations. It is a weekend full of friendly competition and lots of partying.
Hippeia also organizes such a weekend once a year and we need a large committee to be able to do that. A competition weekend is not something you organize by yourself! Being able to work together and communicate well are key to the success of your competition weekend. Of course, we also have
lots of fun while preparing (think of making a promotion video, deciding on a theme, etc.) and partying on the weekend. It is a great opportunity to organize and enjoy an awesome weekend!

Competition Committee
Do you want to put to use your creativity and organisational skills to organise competitions for every level, for great fun, and to create a valuable learning experience? Then the competition committee is looking for you!

A few times a year we organize a competition that we are free to (in consultation with manege ‘t Hoogt) give a theme. Will it be serious dressage or jumping to prepare our riders for the national competition weekends (SOs) or will we this time organise a pas de deux, game race or jumping without saddle? Whichever theme we choose, we always make sure that all levels can participate. A tight organisation makes the dag for everyone more relaxed and fun, so that is our goal!

Organising consists among other things of making the program, arranging a jury, communication with manege ‘t Hoogt, thinking of prizes, make people enthusiastic, leading the program on the day itself and helping both newbies and experienced members to ease their nerves. Together we always make it an unforgettable day where many of our riders gain valuable competition experience and broaden their horizon.

Web Committee
The web committee is responsible for the maintenance and design of the Hippeia website. The idea is to make sure that all information about USR Hippeia can be easily found on the website and is up to date. Together with the other committee members you will be discussing how this can be done in the best way possible.

Singing Committee
This committee is quite new. The committee is responsible for inventing new Hippeia songs and making
sure that they are sung. It is a fun committee where you can work out all your creative ideas together.