Santa Margarita 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, 2020, 2022, 2023

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 kindergarten through 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).

SMCHS team members show in the following divisions: Hunter, Jumper, Dressage, Gymkhana and Western. Santa Margarita Equestrian Team Alumni have or are currently competing at he collegiate level on teams at Stanford, Southern Methodist University and Chapman.


2023-2024 Competition Dates


January 27-28, 2024

March 16-17, 2024

April 20-21, 2024


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