Equestrian is one of the most complicated, yet best-organized sports that Special Olympics North Carolina offers. The balance, the stability and the right communication between the horse and the rider are key elements for success in Equestrian.
Did you know?
- 1990 marked the establishment of the SONC Equestrian Development Team.
- In 1993, only thirteen local programs offered Equestrian as a sport, but now there are fifty-eight programs serving over five hundred athletes.
- Equestrian athletes participate in seven unique events that showcase control and skill.
- There are two different styles of riding offered for Special Olympics: English (Hunt Seat) or Western (Stock Seat). English is the predominant style outside the U.S. and Western is the more popular style in the U.S., as well as in Special Olympics North Carolina.
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