|With its diversity of classes offered, equipment needs, and dependence on a live animal, the equestrian program is certainly the most complicated.Equestrian has grown in a short period of time. In 1993, only 13 local programs had Equestrian. Today that number is 58, with over 500 athletes across the state.Equestrian also set the stage for other sports and the “team” concept. In 1990 the SONC Equestrian Development Team was established, it was the first in the state and one of the first in the country, serving as a model for all other SONC sports.
SONC offers 12 different events in performance and gymkhana. Performance classes showcase the ability of the athlete to control the horse and follow verbal instructions as well as learned patterns. Gymhkana, also called games events, are timed events in which an athlete or team must complete certain tasks while racing the clock! SONC also offers Unified Sports relays in two and four-person teams.
All forms must be submitted by the local program coordinator.
Equestrian Tournament Sport Registration Forms
See the full list of registration forms needed for this state-level event.
Equestrian Invitational Registration Forms
These patterns are valid for the 2012 SONC Equestrian Tournament.
Sport Development Team
These volunteers advise SONC staff regarding sport rule modifications, competition and also train coaches in their sport! For more information on the equestrian sport development team, contact one of the members below or Andrea Stamm, SONC staff liaison.
Perry Flynn, SDT Director