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 sports where athletes train and compete from June through October.

Available Events

  • Up to three classes
  • One obstacle
  • One equitation
  • One games event

Participation Information

Games classes are not considered to be a part of Special Olympics competition. Special Olympics awards will not be presented for these classes.

Programs that do not meet the September 20 deadline may still compete in HRH classes, but will not be eligible for Special Olympics judging and awards.

General Guidelines

  • Special Olympics New Jersey will cover entry fees associated with Special Olympics classes only. Entry into solely HRH classes and the associated fees are the responsibility of the individual athlete or the Local Training Program(LTP).
  • No phone entries or entries on the show day will be accepted.
  • Appropriate equestrian attire is required.

Sports Registration Checklist

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