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The BHHS varsity equestrian team is open to both male and female riders of all class standings, provided they are academically eligible to compete in athletics. There are no try-outs, although riders are expected to be comfortable and fairly proficient on horseback in order to be competitive and successful at competitions. Any student wishing to join the team must be willing to supplement their equestrian education with riding lessons from any of a variety of outside trainers and lesson programs if their skills are not adequate to safely participate on the team. Equestrian team meets include the following disciplines:
- Gymkhana (speed and timed-event)
Riders do not need to be experienced in all events in order to be successful on the team, but we encourage versatility and are happy to instruct to increase skills!
Horses and Riders
Riders do not need to own their own horse, but must have access to one for the duration of the season, either by borrowing or paying to lease from an outside source (contact Coach Jessica Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org for horse availability). Riders having the same home address (such as an exchange student and host student), or siblings/family members may share the same horse at competitions. Each rider is allowed to use up to two different equines at competitions. Substitutions are allowed in the event of lameness or illness.
MIHA and Competition Season
The Equestrian team is governed by the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association (www.miha.org) and has competition season in September with State Championship show held in early October. Mandatory practices begin in early August and are held at a minimum of once weekly (location to be determined each year based on the location of the horses on the team), with more mandatory practices added as needed. The team meets several times through the course of the school year (post-season, into spring and summer vacation at times to be determined) for unmounted meetings to discuss fundraising, plans for the following season, and to brush up on skills. Team members are encouraged to show their horses year-round either independently or with teammates to maintain and improve their horsemanship skills.
- 2013 - First year as a team
- 2013 - Undefeated in District 2 in both Western Riding and Two-Man Relay Race
- 2014 - 1st Place in Western Reining
- 2014 - Increased team size by 50%, including three new Freshman riders.
- 2014 - Recipient of the District 2 MIHA Sportsmanship Award, an annual award presented to the district team who exhibits the most sportsmanship, professionalism, enthusiasm and demonstrates the highest caliber of horsemanship at competitions.
Athletic/Co-Curricular Code of Conduct
Athletic Physical Form
Pay to Participate
MHSAA Sports Health Questionairre
Student Activity Pass
Consent for Sports Medicine Form
MI Sports Concussion Law
"Heads Up Concussion" Form
Concussion Post Consent Form
Concussion Referral Form
Permission Private Vehicle Trans.
2020 Protocol for BHHS Pre-Season Athletics
2020 Off-Season Summer Workout Guidelines
Concussion Brain Protocol
Concussion Family Letter
Credit Waiver BHHS Athletics
NCAA Freshman Eligibility
Authorization for Non-Prescription Medication Form
Authorization for Prescription Form
Food/Medical Allergy Action Plan Form
FERPA Family Guide
2015-2016 Grade Placement Matrix
2014-2015 Grade Placement Matrix
Booster in a Box
Family Athletic Event Form
Booster Grant App
Booster in a Box
Sample By Laws TEMPLATE
Booster Enrollment Form
Booster Member Cert.
Booster Reimbursed Salary Agreement
MHSAA Participation Fees
US Army National Anthem
Student athletes, please review the BHHS off-season workout guidelines.
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