Fresno State University Signs Saskatchewan Rider to their Equestrian Team


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Hailey Olson, 17 of Maryfeild, Sask. made a number of  headlines this year with success at some of the Quarter Horse industry’s major shows!

Olson is the reining 2023  AQHA Level 1 West Champion in  the L1 Hunter Under Saddle, and also added the reserve championship title in the L1 Showmanship, and a bronze finish in the L1 Hunt Seat Equitation to her accomplishments.

As a member of  CQHA’s 2023 Team Canada for the  AQH Youth Word Cup hosted in Byron – College STation Texas June 29 to July 9th this year Olsen brought home the bronze metal  competing against a tough group of horses and international riders in the Hunter Under Saddle on Kathy Darnell Lees horse Terrific Lee Hot (MJ).

Rounding out her summer Olson competed at both the National Snaffle Bit Association World Show and the AQHYA World Championships, where she won two additional  bronze trophies in the hunter events!

This Past signing day, Hailey Olson from Maryfield Saskatchewan, joined an elite group of Canadian riders who have excelled at Fresno State, Hannah Buijs of Ontario who is a recent graduate, and Abby Goddard also from Sask. who joined the team in 2022. When asked to comment about her recent commitment to the “Bull Dogs” Olson told us “It’s an exciting experience, that I’ve been dreaming of since starting showing AQHA!”

The CQHA community  is  incredibly proud of you Hailey and all of your successes. We can’t wait to cheer you on! Go Bulldogs! 

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