Athletes who compete in the equestrian events learn to develop sports skills and gain the self-confidence to direct and control a horse. Athletes are able to compete in a variety of individual English- and Western-style events and drill teams. For more information on the sport of equestrian visit the Special Olympics Minnesota equestrian page.
What do virtual equestrian events look like?
In order to participate in virtual equestrian events, you need access to your own horse. You’ll go to the place where you participate in riding lessons and follow Special Olympics Minnesota’s competition trails. A parent/household member should record you.
I don’t have a horse or I don’t have a stable I can attend for my lessons. Can I still compete?
Unfortunately not: Equestrian events require a horse and a stable.
Do you have any safety recommendations?
Athletes who wish to participate in virtual equestrian events can participate on their own if the stable at which they take riding lessons is open. Do not practice at a new or unfamiliar stable. Any coaching conducted by coaches who are not members of the athlete’s household must be conducted virtually.