Equestrian team earns reserve state championship

By Liz Shepard — Special to the Leader After coming off of back-to-back state championships, the Oxford High School Equestrian Team ended it’s 2018 season by earning the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association Division A Reserve State Championship. The riders and horses ended their season Oct. 14 at the Midland County Fairgrounds with 335 points, second to […]

19 and counting: Equestrian team qualifies for state championship again

By Liz Shepard — Special to the Leader The Wildcats have done it again. For the 19th year straight, the Oxford High School Equestrian Team has qualified for the state championship. “Every year is new with new challenges,” said Head Coach Dee Shepard, who started coaching the team at the start of the streak. “New riders, […]

State champs thank sponsors

The Oxford High School Equestrian Team has a long history of success, but the Wildcats made history this year by earning back-to-back state championships. And we couldn’t have done it without the community’s support. The riders, their horses, coaches and parents would like to say thank you for all those who helped us reach this […]

They did it again!: Equestrian team wins state title

By Liz Shepard Equestrian Correspondent For the first time in the team’s history, the Oxford High School Equestrian Team has brought home back-to-back state championships. The Wildcats sealed the win Sunday at the Midland County Fairgrounds after four days of showing in the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association State Championship. The team of 12 riders earned […]

Equestrian team hunting for back-to-back state titles

By Liz Shepard Special Correspondent   They did it again. The Oxford High School Equestrian Team is state-bound for the 18th straight year. The 12-rider team will be heading to Midland early Thursday for the first of four days of competition in the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association State Championship. And the team is returning hungry. […]

Local teens do well in horse quiz

Moriah Orlando, a Leonard resident, and Hailey Boger, of Oxford, had their equine knowledge put to the test when they competed in a Quiz Rally with the Metamora II Hunt Club, a division of the Great Lakes Region of the United States Pony Club. The U.S. Pony Clubs started in 1954 to teach the English […]

State champs!

By Liz Shepard Special to the Leader The Oxford High School Equestrian Team capped off its hunt for a state championship in a whirl of blue and gold Sunday. The eight riders didn’t walk to accept their trophy, they ran, and flipped and cheered before hoisting the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association Division B championship trophy […]

Equestrians win regionals

By Liz Shepard Special to the Leader It wasn’t a spot the Oxford High School Equestrian Team was used to being in — they hadn’t clinched a guaranteed trip to the state championship after one day of competition. The Wildcats sat in third place out of eight schools Sunday morning, just outside the top two […]

Equestrian team wins 17th straight district championship

By Liz Shepard Special to the Leader Not many teams can boast of 17 straight district championships, but the Oxford High School Equestrian Team has done it. Over three days of showing in everything from showmanship to jumping to timed events, the Wildcats took home the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association District 2 Championship once again. […]

OHS equestrians are reserve state champs

The Oxford High School Equestrian Team is the reserve state champion. The Wildcats were the first runner ups at the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association State Championship Oct. 9 ? 12 at the Midland County Fairgrounds. The Howell High School Equestrian Team won the MIHA Division B state championship. ‘We gave it our best shot as […]

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