Equestrian is one of the most fascinating sports in Special Olympics. The balance, stability and the right communication between the horse and the rider is a key element for success in Equestrian sport.

Equestrian is a fall sport where athletes train and compete from June through October.

Register for Equestrian

Available Events

  • Up to four classes – At-Home (“Virtual”)
  • One obstacle – At-Home (“Virtual”)
  • One equitation – At-Home (“Virtual”)
  • One games event – At-Home (“Virtual”)
  • Dressage (up to two consecutive level tests) – At-Home (“Virtual”)

2020 State Events

  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no Fall Games state event for 2020.   Competition will be held at-home (“virtual”).

Participation Information

The 2020 SONJ Equestrian competition will be conducted at-home (“virtual”).  In order to participate, riders must record a video of themselves performing the predetermined routines/skills on horseback and submit it online for judging no later than October 16th.  Judging for the competition will begin on October 17th.

General Guidelines

  • No phone entries will be accepted.
  • Appropriate equestrian attire is required.
  • For all show inquiries, contact the show manager, Christine Cardinal at (cell) 609-439-1605 or (work) 609-730-9559 x3 or via email at (work) ccardinal@mercercounty.org or (personal) csc1605@yahoo.com.

Sports Registration Checklist

Read through and complete this checklist of to-dos before signing up for a local program.