Cedarcrest High School

Equestrian Team (WAHSET)

Colleen Mastro, Advisor

CHS Equestrian

Cedarcrest High School offers an EQUESTRIAN TEAM which is a school-sanctioned club activity that is governed by the Washington High School Equestrian Teams (WAHSET) and Cedarcrest ASB rules. As a member of the Cedarcrest High School Equestrian Team (CHSET), students have the opportunity to compete against other high school athletes in many equine disciplines at the District and/or State levels. CHSET invites co-operative agreements with surrounding schools such as Bellevue HS, Redmond HS, Sultan HS, home schoolers, and possibly others such as Mt Si HS, Woodinville HS, Inglemoor HS, Bothell HS, etc. so that athletes do not necessarily have to attend Cedarcrest HS in order to participate.

The Team offers opportunities in nearly every horse discipline for individual events such as Dressage, Saddle Seat Equitation, Hunt Seat Equitation, Hunt Seat Over Fences, Stock Seat Equitation, Trail, Working Rancher, Driving, Showmanship, In-Hand Trail, In-Hand Obstacle Relay, Reining, Gaming (Barrels, Figure 8, Flags, Keyhole, Poles), and Cow Events (Breakaway Roping and Steer Daubing). Also available are team events such as Drill Team (Working Pairs, Working Fours, and 6+ Freestyle), Team Sorting, Team Canadian Flags, and Two-Man Birangle.

Since its inception in the 2015-16 season, the Cedarcrest Equestrian Team has sent 70-80% of its members to State EVERY year, has at least one representative at the regional meet at PNWIC, and has shown incredible growth in every event for all members each season! Many have found it fun to try disciplines they didn’t know before-COME GIVE IT A TRY! For more information about joining or donating, contact us through the Cedarcrest High School Equestrian Team Clubs & Activities page, contact Head Coach Jen Kniss directly at jenniferkniss@gmail.com, or private message though our Cedarcrest High School Equestrian Team Facebook page. Our Cedarcrest ASB Advisor is Colleen Mastro (mastroc@rsd407.org).