Advisor: Melissa Gunnes, Email

The goal of the Memorial High School Equestrian team is to promote growth in horsemanship education and to encourage interscholastic participation.

 
The MHS Equestrian team was formed in 2009 by two MHS students.  These motivated individuals had the desire to take a sport that is typically performed on an individual basis and create a team that would compete as whole!  In 2009 the MHS Equestrian team became part of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Horsemanship Association; WIHA has 18 districts throughout the state of WI.  MHS’s team falls under district 14, district 14 encompasses the counties of Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce and St. Croix.  Each team belongs to a division.  The division depends on the number of students riding on the team; riders can range from grades 6-12.
Division A = 11 or more riders
Division B = 6 – 10 riders
Division C = 3 – 5 riders
Division D = 1 – 2 riders
 
There are three (3) district shows in a season, the top two teams in each division move onto the State WIHA show.  MHS’s Equestrian team has advanced to the State competition every year except 2013.  In 2011 they received Reserve Champion in their division. 
 
MHS Equestrian team begins practice in early September with the first competition falling a few weeks later.   The practice and competition season is short in duration but intense in practice and performance! 
 
If you would like further information on the MHS Equestrian Team please contact:
 Melissa Gunnes @ mgunnes@ecasd.us  or visit http://www.wiha.us/