Special Olympics Texas Athletes to Ride in Annual Statewide Equestrian Competition, May 19-21
Brazos County Expo Center will host 160 athletes; Volunteers are needed.
BRYAN – The Brazos County Expo Complex will house Special Olympics Texas’ (SOTX) annual Chapter Equestrian Competition from Friday, May 19 – Sunday, May 21. Approximately 160 athletes from across the state are expected to ride in the event. The event is free and open to the public and volunteers are still needed. A complete schedule of competition is below.
The field will feature athletes ranging from 12-70 years old. All riders will have trained for a minimum of 12 weeks leading up to the event and have participated at the area level to qualify for this statewide competition.
The Bryan/College Station and surrounding Heart of East Texas area will be well-represented in this competition, as five delegations will have athletes riding, including: Beyond the Arena, Joy Ride Center, Panther Creek Inspirational Ranch, S.H.A.R.E. and SIRE Hockley.
All athletes will go for the gold in various events, including Working Trails, Western Equitation, English Equitation and many more. Drill Team and Team Relay events will include Unified Partners – individuals without intellectual disabilities – competing with SOTX athletes.
This standalone state competition is one of six annual state championship events held by SOTX and one of only two single-sport statewide events.
2017 SOTX Chapter Equestrian Schedule
Brazos County Expo Complex – May 19-21, 2017
Friday, May 19
4:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Competition
Saturday, May 20, 2017
8:15 a.m. – Opening Ceremony
9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Competition
Sunday, May 21
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. – Competition