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The MHSEA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation administered by the Minnesota Horse Council and whose mission is to promote equestrian disciplines as a high school team sport with an emphasis on education, citizenship and recognition of equestrian athletes. The MHSEA does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, creed, age, sexual orientation or physical handicap, in any manner, with respect to this program. The MHSEA is an independent provider and does not provide training or riding lessons.  The MSHEA is not sponsored by, administered by or sanctioned by a specific school, or school district or the MN State High School League.

Registration Open from April 1 to June 30

Become A Member

  • Registration available for all high school students state-wide in grades 8 – 11 at the time of MHSEA on-line registration from April 1 to June 30.
  • Members qualifying at a Varsity or JV level of competition may be eligible for school recognition such as a school letter, bars, pins or certificates. All qualifying MHSEA members will receive a MHSEA certificate commemorating the member’s participation/achievement and a MHSEA patch.
  • All registered members will get a MHSEA t-shirt.

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High School Partners

  • The MHSEA program operates as an Independent Provider to the various high schools that have approved the content of the program. The MHSEA provides all administrative support and paperwork relating to the program at no cost to the school. The MHSEA will determine whether a member has met the specific MHSEA and school requirements for such member to be recognized by the school as a JV or Varsity athlete and/or to receive a school letter. The MHSEA communicates directly with the schools relating to the details of the program, the school’s approval of the program, and the determination of school recognition for members.
  • MHSEA members need to be aware of the requirements and criteria specified by their high school for participation in a program such as the MHSEA. Such requirements may relate to their school’s academic and behavioral standards for student participation as well as applicable Minnesota State High School League eligibility requirements. Members and their parents are expected to know, understand and comply with all requirements or restrictions applicable to their participation.

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MHSEA Disciplines

  • Barrel Racing
  • Dressage
  • Breed Show/Tri State Shows
  • Equitation/Horsemanship & Pleasure WSCA  
  • Eventing
  • Hunter/Jumper (Updated Requirements for 2024)
  • Reining
  • Western Games
  • Polo
  • Polocrosse
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