New Prague Equestrian club wraps up competitive season

The New Prague High School Equestrian Club has completed the final stages of its competition season this fall. During the season the club toured a training and breeding facility in Rochester, volunteered many hours at Majestic Hills Therapeutic Ranch in Lakeville, and made and donated two fleece blankets to a non-profit. They also attended a riding and driving demonstration in Northfield, participated in a Reining Clinic in Hastings and toured the University of Minnesota Veterinary Hospital.

            Seniors Anna Menne and Mary Grace Nelson attended competitions at Winona and the St. Paul Regional Championship Show. Top five honors were earned by both riders in the English divisions. Mary Grace went on to compete at the Canadian National Arabian Show held in Manitoba. Senior Jessica Randolph enjoyed working at the equestrian booth at Minnesota Horse Expo, providing information to riders throughout the state.

            Junior Sara Jewison competed in several National Barrel Horse Association races and moved on to the state finals in Fergus Falls, along with showing at the Minnesota State Fair.

            Junior Jenna Randolph rode at the Western Saddle Club Championship Show and the state 4-H Horse Show in September with her two game horses.

            Junior Hannah Christian competed in several US hunter/jumper shows in Long Lake, and advanced to the Minnesota State Fair, earning top honors and improving her skills tremendously.

            Freshman Alyssa Rhoten competed at The Equestrian Club Discipline Challenge in Hugo, taking home ribbons in English and games. She also competed at the State level through her 4-H club.

            The Minnesota High School Equestrian Club provides a format for local equestrians to meet, develop skills and perform community service with other students from their high school. For more information visit