|Rep. Whisnant presents the Gold Award to Redmond's "Freestyle Four Drill Team" of Kaycee Hansen, Billie Richardson, Region Hayden, Kelsey Tobin, and Amie Simpson|
Rep. Whisnant's Supports Oregon High School Equestrian Teams Competition
Rep. Gene Whisnant presented awards to the athletes at the 2014 Oregon High School Equestrian Teams (OHSET) State Championship at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond on Sunday, May 18.
"I was honored to help the OHSET volunteers and staff recognize the winners of this state championship. The dedication, horsemanship, and sportsmanship exhibited by these athletes were of the highest quality," Rep. Whisnant said.
Over 100 schools and 1100 students participate in the OHSET statewide program which was formed in 1993. The sport of equine competition helps students develop lifetime skills, teamwork, and self-discipline.
Athletes from the Central District of Redmond, Sisters, Trinity Lutheran, Bend, Mountain View, Ridgeview, Summit, Hood River Valley, and Madras captured many awards.