The Battle Ground and Woodland High School Equestrian Teams compete in District 3 against Camas, Castle Rock, Enumclaw, Kelso, and North Thurston. Their first meet of the year was held in Elma Feb. 15-18. A total of 105 riders competed in 21 events. Huntseat, dressage, and jumping had to be postponed due to the weather. Those events will be made up at meet two in March which will take place in Spanaway.

Battle Ground and Woodland top 10 in each event

Canadian Flag Race

3rd Battle Ground Kaci Huntington, Dana Waddell, Julia Sadewasser, and Ashley Venneri

9th Woodland Ellie Newby, Jessica Sayward, Addison Andrews, and Alexis Newton

Two Man Birangle

1st Battle Ground Julia Sadewasser and Ashley Venneri

4th Battle Ground Dana Waddell and Emma Massie

8th Battle Ground Kaci Huntington and Laurel Zaha

Team Sorting

3rd Woodland Jessica Sayward and Michael Johnson

5th Battle Ground Team E Hallye Byford and Ellie Ballensky 

6th Battle Ground Team D Dana Waddell and Julia Sadewasser 

7th Battle Ground Team C Dixie Anderson and Kaci Huntington

10th Battle Ground Team G Bailey Anderson and Taylor Obrist

In Hand Obstacle Relay

1st Woodland Team A Ellie Newby, Jessica Sayward, Lindsey Paul, and Michael Johnson 

4th Battle Ground Team A Taylre Byford, Hallye Byford, Ashley Statham, and Ellie Ballensky 

8th Battle Ground team B Dixie Anderson, Kaci Huntington, Dana Waddell, Emma Massie, and Julia Sadewasser 

9th Woodland Team B Rachel Tracy, Brooklyn Hicks, Kimberly Hicks, and Alexis Newton 


2nd Battle Ground, Ashley Venneri

5th Battle Ground, Julia Sadewasser

9th Battle Ground, Emma Massie


2nd Battle Ground, Ashley Venneri

5th Battle Ground, Kaci Huntington

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2nd Battle Ground, Ashley Venneri

7th Battle Ground, Dixie Anderson

9th Battle Ground, Emma Massie

Individual Flags

4th Woodland, Michael Johnson

5th Battle Ground, Kaci Huntington

10th Battle Ground, Dana Waddell

Freestyle Fours 

2nd Battle Ground Team B Dixie Anderson, Dana Waddell, Emma Massie, Julia Sadewasser, and Laurel Zaha

4th Battle Ground Team A Taylre Byford, Hallye Byford, Ellie Ballensky, and Ashlynn Slechta

Freestyle Six+

3rd Woodland Brooklyn Hicks, Mackenzi Sibley, Ellie Newby, Addison Andrews, Michael Johnson, Russia Maxson, Alexis Newton, Samantha Ripp, and Lilly Dunn

In Hand Trail

2nd Woodland, Ellie Newby

3rd Battle Ground, Ellie Ballensky

9th Woodland, Rachel Tracy

10th Woodland, Kimberly Hicks

Trail Equitation

3rd Woodland, Russia Maxson

6th Woodland, Lindsey Paul

8th Battle Ground, Jaimee Karpstien


2nd Woodland, Lindsey Paul

3rd Woodland, Jessica Sayward

5th Battle Ground, Jaimee Karpstien

6th Woodland, Addison Andrews

8th Woodland, Brooklyn Hicks

9th Battle Ground, Ellie Ballensky


4th Woodland, Addison Andrews

Saddle Seat Equitation

2nd Woodland, Rachel Tracy


1st Woodland, Lindsey Paul

9th Battle Ground, Jaimee Karpstien

Stock Seat Equitation

1st Woodland, Lindsey Paul

4th Battle Ground, Jaimee Karpstien

6th Battle Ground, Ellie Ballensky

Working Rancher

1st Woodland, Jessica Sayward

2nd Woodland, Ellie Newby

4th Battle Ground, Jaimee Karpstien

5th Battle Ground, Ellie Ballensky

10th Woodland, Kimberly Hicks

Break-away Roping

2nd Battle Ground, Dixie Anderson

Steer Daubing

5th Battle Ground, Dixie Anderson

6th Battle Ground, Emma Massie

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