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2023 State Equestrian Competition
September 30, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
HOD, Coach, Athlete & Horse Registrations – Due August 1st
Volunteer of the Year Nominations – Due August 15th
HOD, Head Coach & Assistant Coach Registration – Click Here
Rider Registration – Click Here
Horse Profile Registration – Click Here
Here is a list of class diagrams as well as a map of the fairgrounds
- 2023 Final Directions SOME TRAIL CLASS
- 2023 Final Trail Pattern Diagram
- Showmanship Pattern
- Barrel Racing Pattern
- Unified Relay
- 2023 Fair Map
Special Olympics Maine Equestrian Committee Announces Nominations Are Now Being Accepted for The Second Annual Brian Reed Volunteer of the Year Award!
Brian Reed was a local horseman who volunteered his time for many years at the Special Olympics Maine Equestrian Competition, facilitating the Working Trail competition. Known for his cowboy hat and “can-do attitude,” Brian was a friend to everyone he met. Always quick to lend a hand or offer a word of encouragement, those who had the pleasure of meeting him will remember Brian as having a heart of gold. Sadly, Brian passed away in 2020. The Special Olympics Maine Equestrian Volunteer of the Year Award has been created to honor this one-of-a-kind horseman.
We invite you to nominate an incredible volunteer in your program, someone who is an example of steadfast support, thoughtful encouragement, the type of person who goes above and beyond to enrich the experience of Special Olympics Equestrian athletes in your program. To submit a nomination, please complete the online form found here.
A panel of judges will convene to review nominations and select a winner. The 2023 Special Olympics Maine Equestrian Volunteer of the Year will be presented with the award at the 2023 Special Olympics Maine Equestrian Competition, September 30, 2023 at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds.
All submissions must be received no later than August 15th, 2023.
Coaches – complete certification hours by August 1st.
- NEW 2023 – Coaches – complete 10 practicum hours by August 1st.
These are the facilities that you can contact in order to schedule a time(s) to complete your training hours:
Hearts & Horses
63 Justin Merrill Rd.
Buxton, ME 04093
Triple J Farm: Home of Healing Horses
Jan & Jim Marconi
1567 Augusta Rd.
Bowdoin, ME 04287
Riding to the Top
14 Lilac Dr.
Windham, ME 04062
Veteran Coaches who need to recertify: Click Here for the Coach Recertification Options
- Coaches and HOD’s: submit athlete and horse registration forms online by August 1st.
- Everyone- Make a Plan for Lodging if you’re staying overnight.
Belmont Motel-207-474-8315 or (800)235-6669
Rod’s Cycle & RV Madison, ME : 207-474-6637 Ask for Molly and tell her you’re with Special Olympics Equestrian!
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you are responsible for arranging for setup and take down or drop off and pickup at the fairgrounds.
Skowhegan Fairgrounds has graciously offered free water and electricity hook up for all campers.
Stalls are also available free of charge for folks who would like to stable their horses overnight on Friday for the Saturday horse show. Please let us know how many stalls you will need. Special Olympics will provide pine shavings.
Event Volunteers Needed!
Please Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help Friday or Saturday!