Frequently Asked Questions
*For complete information about NHHSET and how to get involved through your school, refer to the official NHHSET Rulebook.
How do I sign up for my school team?
Contact your school team advisor for information about eligibility requirements and registration procedures. Teams often hold an information night during the fall for prospective members and their parents.
Do I need to have any riding experience to join my school team?
Students may join as “competing” or “non-competing (spirit)” team members. Contact your school team advisor for information about competition readiness and class suitability.
Do I need to own my own horse to compete on my school’s equestrian team?
Athletes are required to make personal arrangements for use of equines and trailering of said equines to NHHSET events. Contact your school team advisor for more information.
How much does it cost?
There is an annual participation fee established each year prior to the start of the season. Teams may offer fundraising opportunities and students should discuss the annual participation fee with the team's advisor.
Do I need to purchase insurance in order to participate?
Each student athlete must supply his/her own health/accident insurance.
Do I need to get documentation for my horse in order to participate?
Teams must have Coggins and Rabies certifications on file for each participating equine.
Am I responsible for my own transportation to and from meets?
Athletes are responsible for their own transportation as well as the transportation of their equines to and from NHHSET events.
Is there a team uniform? Do I have to buy special riding clothes?
Riders are required to wear the following attire at NHHSET meets: 1) Coordinated team shirt/jacket/vest; 2) Regulation helmet properly adjusted; 3) Western style pants, breeches or jodhpurs; and 4) Western, hunt, paddock or jodhpur boots.
Do my parents have to be with me when I ride my horse at NHHSET events?
No. However, parents are expected to volunteer at a minimum of one district meet. There must be one adult in attendance for every 7 students at any NHHSET team practice.