OHSET Claims Many Honors

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Madeline Sandstrum, Staff Writer

The last district OHSET meet of the season was held this past weekend from Apr. 1 to Arp. 3 at the Oregon Equestrian Center (OEC) in West Linn, and was the make or break point for athletes aiming for the State competition which will be held at the Deschutes County Expo Center in Redmond, Oregon from May 12 to May 15.  As for this meet, a large majority of athletes qualified as State and Alternate Qualifiers. As in the previous articles, the event will be listed with a description along with the athlete’s name. This time, however, athletes will be noted on if they are a State or Alternate competitor.

POLE BENDING

A timed event that involves weaving through poles.

Sara Painter– Second Alternate

Amanda Wyman– Third Alternate

CANADIAN FLAGS

A timed event with four people  where one person bends down and grab poles from the ground, runs back, and is repeated for the rest of the people in the group.

Amanda Wyman, Claire Guynes, Hannah Thoms, and Madison Jameson– First Alternate.

BIRANGLE

A two person timed event that involves weaving poles and running back so the other person can go.

Madison Jameson & Amanda Wyman– Third Alternate

INDIVIDUAL FLAGS

A timed event where the rider grabs a flag from one bin, goes to another to switch flags, and deposit that flag in the first bin without missing.

Sara Painter– State Competitor

WORKING PAIRS

A pattern done with two people in which people work to music and dress their horses up.

Katie Friekert & Sara Painter– State Competitors

Serena Ward & Hannah Thoms– State Competitors

Madison Jameson & Hannah Kaufman– First Alternates

FREESTYLE FOURS

A pattern made by the team and performed with music. Lasts about five to six minutes and usually has flags.

Sara Painter, Katie Friekert, Claire Guynes, & Hannah Thoms– State Competitors

FREESTYLE SIX PLUS

Same as freestyle fours but with six to ten riders (maybe more).

Matt Cully, Madison Jameson, Hannah Kaufman, Julianna Digby, Serena Ward, & Savanna LaChapelle– State Competitors

IHOR

A timed ground even where four athletes complete a pattern one after the other before time runs out.

Serena Ward, Julianna Digby, Hannah Thoms, & Katie Freikert — Second Alternate

REINING

A fast paced pattern where the athlete is based on control of the horse under saddle.

Hannah Thoms– First Alternate

Claire Guynes– State Competitor

SHOWMANSHIP

A pattern where the horses ground manners are judged in a given pattern

Taylor Veach– First Alternate

TRAIL

A mounted event where the athlete is judged on how they maneuver through obstacles.

Taylor Veach– State Competitor

IN-HAND TRAIL

Same as trail except on the ground.

Hannah Thoms– First Alternate

HUNTSEAT

An English event where the athlete is based on control of their horse within a pattern.

Taylor Veach– State Competitor

WORKING RANCHER

Similar to trail except with more ranch like equipment, such as rain coats or poles, and also involves moving cows.

Matt Cully– State Competitor

DRESSAGE

An English event where the Athlete is judged on control in a continuously moving pattern; often times the pattern is spoken by someone because it’s so long.

Hannah Kaufman– Second Alternate

 

To learn more about the upcoming state competition in Redmond, Oregon in May, please visit www.ohset.com.