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Congratulations to all Bennett Farms riders who participated in the
Saddleseat and Western School League

USEF Affiliate
December 18, 2010

Sara riding Drumaneer

The next Saddleseat and Western School League of Greater Los Angeles (SWSL), USEF licensed horse show competition is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on December 18, 2010. Everyone is invited to come out and cheer for your friends. Interested in representing your junior of senior high school? Now is the time to contact SWSL and start training!

Shelby riding Joe
The Saddleseat and Western School League of Greater Los Angeles is a newly formed equestrian group and proudly, one of a limited number of United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) affiliates. The SWSL is a non-profit corporation founded to promote and oversee equestrian competition involving riders in grades 7 through 12. It will host four USEF licensed shows per school year and offer Saddle Seat and Western disciplines in four skill levels. Saddleseat will offer Equitation and Equitation Horsemanship. Western will also offer Equitation and Horsemanship classes.
Tessa riding Snuff
The purpose of Saddleseat and Western School League competition is to provide team recognition for Junior and Senior high school students who ar involved in Saddleseat and Western riding programs and to promote the sport as an interscholastic team activity. The SWSL encourages the development of superior riding skills and develops athletes for regional and national competitions in equestrian sports.
Carrie riding
The Saddleseat and Western School League offers a Senior Scholarship award to the most outstanding senior in the SWSL. The recipients are chosen for their scholastic achievements, community service, and equestrian accomplishments.
Madeleine riding King
Bennett Farms is proud to have Sharon Grosshans, senior saddleseat equitation instructor, on our staff to teach SWSL riders to successfully compete in these USEF licensed "youth" horse show competitions. Sharon has more than 20 years experience as an equitation instructor in the San Gabriel Valley and through her combined efforts with USEF, has implemented this program for the children of the greater Los Angeles area. Sharon's success has been demonstrated by the fact that each of her students earned first place ribbons in every class that they entered at the first horse show of the 2010/2011 school year.
Alex riding VVM Litigator
"Bennett Farms is a quality barn with excellent horses in a premier location." says Grosshans. "You are always warmly welcomed here. I really enjoy working with such a professional team developing exceptional riders. "Bennett Farms also offer all levels of horses to reach your goal from the beginner to the advanced rider as presented in photographs on the pages of our web site.
Elizabeth riding For Art's Sake

The United States Equestrian Federation is recognizing equestrian athletes in grades 9 through 12 with a USEF Varsity Letter. In an effort to honor the high school equestrian athletes, USEF has designed a special emblem and pin to be worn on jackets or school letterman's attire as a symbol of their achievement. In order for a student to earn his or her varsity letter they are required to become members of the USEF, to document their supervised training and competition involvement and submit it to the USEF for approved.

Natalie riding Joe

Please go to the SWSL web site for more information or to become a member and win for your school.
Melody riding Undulata's Sophisticated Design
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