Santa Margarita Catholic High School's equestrian team sustained their legacy as champions during the 2016-17 season. For the fourth consecutive year, the team was lauded for receiving the overall high point school champion award, the highest award given to any team. In addition, the team earned highest scores at the varsity, junior varsity, freshmen and novice school levels.

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

The SM equestrian team is also classified as an NCAA emerging sport, and participates in the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF).


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