After six years of growing, wheeling and dealing, the Camas and Washougal equestrian teams finally got the opportunity to take center stage at the Clark County Fairgrounds.
From Thursday throughout the weekend, there was no better place for the horses and their riders, coaches, family members and friends to be than right at home.
“It definitely feels like our territory this time,” said Camas team captain Sarah Brizek. “We have been waiting a long time to be able to show everyone this is who we are and this is how we ride.”
“It’s fun seeing all the teams who have never been here before,” said Mattie Olson, a sophomore from Stevenson High School who rides for Washougal. “That’s us at the other meets.”
Following this Clark County kick off, the Panthers and Papermakers travel to the Grey County Fairgrounds Feb. 16 to 19, and then the Tacoma Unit in Spanaway March 16 to 19. This leads up to the Washington High School Equestrian Teams state meet May 10 to 13, in Lynden.