Equestrian team going for gold this weekend

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Alyssa Lorimor, Leah Burleson, Mikayla Paschall and Claire Zielinski will compete in the Willamette District meet at the Oregon State Fairgrounds this weekend. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

Alyssa Lorimor, Leah Burleson, Mikayla Paschall and Claire Zielinski will compete in the Willamette District meet at the Oregon State Fairgrounds this weekend. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes

The McNary High School equestrian team is heading to the district competition this weekend at the Oregon State Fairgrounds and hoping to make enough of a show to qualify for the state competition in May.

“We’re all excited for team penning and getting a few cows into the pen. We’re also excited about the in-hand obstacle relay, it’s a trail course where we’re on foot and the horse’s rein is in our hands and we’re leading them over bridges and poles,” said rider Alyssa Lorimor. Lorimor’s horse is named Misty.

In team penning, the four riders and their horses work as a group to corral calves.

The Oregon High School Equestrian Team Willamette District Meet will test the team’s skills in a variety of areas Friday, April 19, through Sunday, April 21.


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