The Oregon High School Equestrian Team competition and program supports, challenges, and offers recognition to the dedicated teenagers who both physically and mentally pursue the challenge of the sport of equine competition. This program will help students develop lifetime skills, teamwork, and self discipline.
The program was first formed in 1993 in Southern Oregon. Now as a statewide program, it runs through the high schools as a winter/spring sport with three main competitions, two of which the athlete must compete in to qualify for the state championship competition. Those qualified in their district are then eligible to compete in a state championship meet against all district winners. Athletic or activity letters may be awarded participants meeting the lettering requirements.
Each athlete pays a participation fee to his/her district to cover the costs of competitions, hiring of officials, insurance, etc. All other costs of transportation, stalls, equipment, team shirts and lodging are the responsibility of each athlete. Teams are encouraged to hold fundraisers to offset expenses.
Students are encouraged to organize their Equestrian school team at the beginning of the school year in order to obtain administrative approval, canvas their school for members, hold regular meetings, organize fundraisers, design and order their team shirt before competitions begin.
Advisor: Dave Wagner
The Teams Facebook page is Facebook.com/ohsetthurstoncolts