The Canby High School equestrian team continued its reign (pun intended) of dominance at the second North Valley District meet this weekend, defeating Silverton to claim the overall large team title.
The Cougs bested the Foxes in both individual events, 572 to 546, and team events, 228 to 222, to pull out the narrow victory, 800 to 768. The second North Valley meet was held March 3-5 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem.
The district’s first Oregon High School Equestrian Team, or OHSET, meet, held in January, had been even closer, albeit with the same result, with Canby squeaking out the team win by only 10 points, 803 to 793.
In Meet 2, Canby’s talented horsewomen were particularly impressive in the showmanship and in-hand trail competitions, with the Cougars’ Sadie Schweitzer, Madison Wheeler and Hailey Magenheimer finishing first, second and third to sweep both events.
Canby’s team of Hannah Smith, Madison Wheeler, Hailey Magenheimer, Madison Bigej, Sadie Schweitzer and Addie Heinemann took first place in the freestyle 5+, while the quartet of Hannah Smith, Madison Wheeler, Hailey Magenheimer and Sadie Schweitzer claimed gold in the in-hand obstacle relay
In other individual results, Sadie Schweitzer also claimed first in dressage and second in barrels, Addie Heineman finished on top in driving and second in saddle seat equitation, and Hannah Smith captured first in Western horsemanship and third in saddle seat equitation.
Lexie Williams brought home the gold in barrels and bronze in pole bending, while Madison Bigej placed first in individual flags and third in the keyhole and figure 8 events.
Canby’s working pairs duos of Hannah Smith and Hayley Smith, and Hailey Magenheimer and Sadie Schweitzer finished second and third, respectively.
Full results from the meet are available at OHSET’s website here.
The third and final district meet of the season will begin April 13 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds.
The OHSET championships will be held May 11 through the 14th at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Redmond.
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