Story and photos by Georgia Andres
Every once in a while a coach gets a chance to be around Greatness! Here at Fremont High School we are experiencing greatness. The Fremont Equestrian Team has talent, they’re smart, kind, trustworthy, honest, sweet, beautiful inside and out, and so many more positive characteristics. To be in their presence was so fun and exciting and to be honest there is nothing they cannot do. For the first time in decades, the Fremont Senior Equestrian Team was strong in every area of competition. Throughout District and Regional competition the team demolished their competition, and were awarded an invitation to compete at the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association state finals. The secret to their 2023 team success was the love and care for each other above themselves. They worked as a unit dispatching their competition. If one of them had an off class their partner won it for them and they celebrated success as a team. It was great fun to watch and be around as a Coach.
We got to Midland on Wednesday October 11 to compete in the MIHA state Championship and by the end of the competition Sunday, the team won itself a fourth place finish. The fourth place finish was the highest placing that Fremont had ever received since they started competing in 1992. As coach it was a huge win for them and the three graduating seniors competed in the State Championship three of their four years, again something Fremont has never done before this group of Equestrians. The level of Equestrian skill is unmatched in this area. As Coach I am pleased with the final outcome and proud of the citizens and competitors we have had the chance to mentor this year.
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