Our equestrians proudly join other athletes on campus by participating in the SM letter program.

OCIEL Overall High Point School: 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

The team is part of the Orange County Interscholastic Equestrian League (OCIEL), which is a publicly supported non-profit corporation operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to foster regional and national amateur equestrian sports competition. The primary goals and objectives of the league are to encourage a knowledge of horsemanship, stable management, equine anatomy and physiology and to promote teamwork in a fair and friendly competition with the young riders from K thru 12th grade. The league encourages and supports the efforts of those students and their parents at public and private schools who have made a commitment to the sport, and promotes the sport as an interscholastic team activity.

Equestrian is also classified as a NCAA emerging sport, and participates in the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF).

Our team members show in the following divisions: Hunter, Jumper, Dressage, Gymkhana, and Western. We have former SM Equestrian Team members competing at the collegiate level on teams at Stanford and SMU.

2018-2019 Season

2019-2020 Roster


Haley Dodd
Mia Richerson

Western PleasureLiana Davidson

GymkhanaAlexa Iskander
Audrey Luna
Rebecca Slymen


Dorothy Fu
Lucia Giacinto
Kendall Kaese
Wendy Song
Katie Whalen

Ashleigh Morgan
Lauren Tyler

Ashley Chiate
Rachel Grad
Mia Sanders
Mackensey Speirs

Lauren Kaltenbach
Jasmine Singh
Isabelle Tolentino
Cara Adams

Emma Khacherian

Thea Le
Chloe Waken

Audrey Villarreal

2018/2019 Awards

Overall High Point Champions

(46 schools competing LA, San Diego and OC, all divisions)

  • Champion – Novice
    • Hunter/Jumper Division
  • Reserve Champion – Freshman
    • Hunter/Jumper Division
  • Champion – Junior Varsity
    • Hunter/Jumper Division
  • Champion – Varsity
    • Hunter/Jumper Division

Rider Specific Awards – Division Level:

  • Rylee Cantrell – Champion
    • Novice Hunters
  • Ashley Chiate – Champion
    • Freshman Hunters
  • Cara Adams – Reserve Champion
    • Varsity Jumpers

Rider Specific Awards – Class Level:

  • Savannah Gwin – Reserve Champion, Dressage
    • Junior Varsity First Level Test 3

  • Rylee Cantrell
    • Champion, Novice Equitation Over Fences
    • Champion, Novice Hunter Under Saddle
    • Reserve Champion, Novice Hunt Seat Equitation
  • Emma Khacherian
    • Reserve Champion, Novice Equitation Over Fences
  • Ashley Chiate
    • Champion, Freshman Equitation Over Fences
    • Champion, Freshman Working Hunters
    • Champion, Freshman Under Saddle
    • Champion, Freshman Hunt Seat Equitation

  • Thea Le
    • Reserve Champion, JV Jumper

  • Hannah Waken
    • Reserve Champion, Varsity Hunters Under Saddle

  • Audrey Villarreal
    • Champion, Varsity Jumpers

  • Cara Adams
    • Reserve Champion, Varsity Jumpers

  • Sierra Roberts
    • Reserve Champion, Walk/Jog Horsemanship

  • Liana Davidson
    • Champion, Western Novice Trail
    • Reserve Champion, Western Novice Pleasure
    • Reserve Champion, Western Novice Horsemanship


Candice Tupajic
Email: tupajicc@smhs.org


All equestrians are encouraged to join. For more information, please contact: Ms. Candice Tupajic, Equestrian
Team Advisor