The Outlaws equestrian team earned a first-place trophy in OHSET competition.
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The Outlaws equestrian team earned a first-place trophy in OHSET competition. photo provided
The Sisters High School Equestrian team recently participated in their third and final meet of the season. Ten athletes spent April 4-7 at Brasada Equestrian Center competing in a variety of individual and team events. At stake at this meet was the accumulation of points over the three meets and a possible ticket to the State Championships held May 16-19, 2019 at the Redmond Expo Center.

This young team with seven new athletes was anchored by the three returning athletes: senior Jackson Robinson and sophomores Hailee Kennedy and Madi Larrabee. With many outstanding performances from Outlaws riders, Sisters High School was awarded first place in the large-team category (teams with 10 or more athletes) and received a trophy to bring back to the school.

Saturday evening was the traditional senior recognition, and Jackson Robinson carried the flag for Sisters High. Jackson has competed in OHSET for all four years, culminating in being co-captain this year with Hailee Kennedy.

SHS athletes qualified for State in six individual events and three team events; in addition they had three individuals and two teams be “first alternate” meaning they may well go to the State meet, too.

State Qualifiers:

•?Breakaway Roping — Bailey Knirk (silver medal).

•?Individual Flags — Madi Larrabee (silver medal).

•?Hunt Seat Equitation — Shea Robertson (bronze medal).

•?Figure 8 - Bailey Knirk and Madi Larrabee (5th overall tied- top 10 percent).

•?Pole Bending — Madi Larrabee (4th overall — top 10 percent).

•?Trail Equitation — Shea Robertson (bronze medal) .

•?Birangle - Bailey Knirk and Hailee Kennedy (gold medal).

•?In Hand Obstacle Race — Sidney Sillers, Chloe Winter, Bailey Knirk, Shea Robertson (silver medal).

•?Team Penning — Bailey Knirk, Sidney Sillers, Savy Salisbury (bronze medal).

1st alternates:

•?Dressage — Chloe Winter (4th overall).

•?Poles — Bailey Knirk (6th overall).

•?Reining — Shea Robertson (4th overall).

•?Working Pairs — Shea Robertson and Bailey Knirk (4th overall).

•?Team Canadian Flags — Rheana Salisbury, Josie Berg, Chloe Winter, Sidney Sillers (4th overall).

SHS OHSET team thanked GB Stables and the Bartolotta family for their generous support of the team in allowing practices at their arena.