Canby Equestrian Get Along Well at Second District Meet

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After performing well and winning their first District meet in January, Canby returned to action after a full month off and continued their dominant ways.

While Canby Equestrian head coach Kristen Schweitzer had not received the overall results, she still knew how well her team had performed at their second district meet on March 5.

The team of Sadie Schweitzer, Hailey Magenheimer, Madison Wheeler and Madi Bigej was victorious in the freestyle fours drill. Photos courtesy Kristen Schweitzer.

Madison Wheeler started things off strong for Canby in the individual events, placing first in individual flags and third in both the keyhole and pole bending events.

Hailey Magenheimer took first place in-hand trail and third in trail, while Hannah Smith showed her best riding abilities, winning the Western horsemanship event.

Magenheimer and Sadie Schweitzer took second in the two-horse working pairs, while the four-horse events also proved to be strong showings for Canby.

Hailey Magenheimer and her horse, Oreo, have dominated the in-hand trail event through the first two district meets. Photos courtesy Kristen Schweitzer.

The team of Schweitzer, Magenheimer, Wheeler and Madi Bigej was victorious in the drill-freestyle fours, while Schweitzer, Magenheimer, Smit, and Wheeler won team versatility.

Canby finished off the day with two more wins, one individual and one team. The dynamic foursome of Schweitzer, Magenheimer, Smith and Wheeler won once more in the in-hand obstacle relay, and Schweitzer galloped to a solo first-place showing in dressage.

With their presumed victory, Canby has started the year on the right hoof with two district wins, and is hoping to see their success continue.

Canby equestrians Sadie Schweitzer and Haley Magenheimer took second in the working pairs event. Photos courtesy Kristen Schweitzer.

“Many of our athletes have already qualified for the state meet after just two district meets,” Schweitzer said. “We still have one more district meet to go in April.”

The third and final North Valley OHSET District Meet will take place on April 7.

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