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Williams holds her own at rodeo

Williams holds her own at rodeo

By Caroline Britten

May 8, 2015

Livestock has always been a major part of Mallie Williams's life. Sixth-grader Williams is a true country girl at heart, and has participated in the Junior American Rodeo Association since she was 5. She competes in barrel racing and goat tying. A couple of weekends ago, Williams competed in Woodward,...

Champion equestrian comes home

Champion equestrian comes home

By Rachel Kuhr, Juan Diego Catholic High School

January 14, 2015

After leaving Juan Diego Catholic High School for a year and a half, senior Claire Jan decided it was time to return to the campus where her educational journey began. A student at the Skaggs Catholic Center since kindergarten, Jan could not imagine graduating from anywhere else. Jan has been training,...

Standing stable: Student performs on horseback

Irene Ezran, a senior, performs one of her moves on the horse during a competition. A freestyle routine consists of a series of 10 moves in one minute.

By Hayley Poore, Viking, Palo Alto HS, Palo Alto, Calif.

March 3, 2014

When most people think of horseback riding, they think of sitting on a saddle. For Irene Ezran (‘14), however, riding a horse consists of standing and doing tricks to the beat of music on a horse’s back while it moves in a circle. Equestrian vaulting, or simply vaulting, is a combination of dance and ...