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Equestrians have strong meet at fairgrounds

The Sisters High School (SHS) Equestrian team participated in their second District Meet April 15 -18 at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds. In keeping with the COVID-19 requirements, athletes hauled in to the meet each day and no overnight stalls or camping was allowed.

The team has worked hard to practice all their different individual and team events; the athletes started working in early December 2020 and attend up to four practice sessions per week.

The weather was wonderful for Meet 2, which truly was a blessing as horses were tied up to their trailers between events.

Sisters had some excellent results and top three finishers including: Shea Robertson — first in Hunt Seat Equitation; second in both Dressage and Western Horsemanship. Madi Larrabee — second in Poles and Keyhole; third in Barrels and Figure Eight. Hailee Kennedy — third in Poles.

In the team events, the SHS drill team of Madi Larrabee, Brooklyn Lugo, Ava Siler and Lucy Siler came in first. Ava and Lucy Siler, paired up to take third place in Working Pairs and Madi Larrabee and Josie Berg took third in Birangle. SHS also took third in Team Versatility (Hailee Kennedy, Shea Robertson, Sidney Sillers, and Chloe Winter) and Team Flags (Madi Larrabee, Chloe Winter, Sidney Sillers and Josie Berg).

Coach Annie Winter extended thanks to all the parents who volunteered to help make this meet happen, and a special thank you to Brad Kennedy for dragging the Event Center during the gaming events.

The third and final meet is May 7-9 at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds with Senior Night on Saturday May 8. The team will be celebrating their three senior riders, Hailee Kennedy, Madi Larrabee, and Shea Robertson.


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