About Us

WHAT IS WIHA?
HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER YOUTH EQUESTRIAN ORGANIZATIONS?

WIHA is an equestrian competition where individuals compete as a team. Your team belongs to a district which corresponds to the county where your school is located. The goal of WIHA is to get as many schools as possible to recognize this as a sport and allow the students to letter.


Each team belongs to a division. The division depends on the number of students you have on your team.

  • Division A= 11 or more riders
  • Division B= 6-10 riders
  • Division C= 3-5 riders
  • Division D= 1-2 riders

    There are 3 district shows in a season. You can have one day double judged which would count as 2 shows. The two top teams in each division will compete at the State WIHA Show.


    The classes are placed 1-10.  Each placing has points associated with it (1st =10pts, 2nd = 9 pts etc.)


    To become a Coach/Volunteer or to set up a team in your area please contact us at wihakid1@yahoo.com, or go to contact page.

     

    WIHA Class List (Grade 6-12)

    1. Western Showmanship
    2. Saddle Seat Showmanship
    3. Hunt Seat Showmanship
    4. Saddle Seat Equitation
    5. Saddle Seat Bareback Equitation
    6. Hunt Seat Equitation
    7. Hunt Seat Bareback Equitation
    8. Hunter Hack Equitation
    9. Western Showmanship
    10. Western Bareback Horsemanship
    11. Western Reining (even years) or Discipline Rail (odd years)
    12. Reinsmanship
    13. Trail
    14. Pole Bending
    15. Cloverleaf Barrels
    16. Timed Events Pattern
    17. Timed Events pattern
    18. Two-person relay race