Equestrian is one of the most unique sports offered at Special Olympics Minnesota. The balance, stability, and right communication between the horse and the rider is a key element for success.

Participants will be divisioned by Special Olympics Minnesota based on ability level and age to give them a competitive experience.

Events

English Equitation
Stock Seat Equitation
English Obstacle
Western Working Trails
Showmanship at Halter/Bridle Classes
Barrel Class (A1, B1 and C1 Levels Only)
Pole Weaving (A1, B1 and C1 Levels Only)

Levels
A1: Can perform walk, trot, and canter independently
B1: Can perform walk and trot independently
BS or B3: Can perform walk and trot supported
C1: Can perform walk independently
CS or C2: Can perform walk supported

Competition Season

Equestrian competitions take place in August.

Become a Coach!

Level 1 Training

All coaches who work with athletes need to be Level 1 certified. Level 1 certified coaches can coach any sport.

Coaching Resources

SOMN Equestrian Handbook
Level 2 Training
UPCOMING EQUESTRIAN EVENTS