An equestrian drill team is a group of horses and riders performing choreographed maneuvers to music.
Teams typically perform at rodeos, horse fairs, parades, benefits, and drill team competitions.
Drill teams are intended to entertain, show sportsmanship, horsemanship, teamwork and dedication.
Members must have a uniform appearance, including outfits, hats, tack and flags (if used).
Horses should be of similar type/size. Teams can range in size from four horses (quad team) to 20-plus horses.
The Boundary Gals Equestrian Drill Team is currently comprised of six horse/riders.
This team was formed this past March and the girls range in age from 10 to 16 years. The team is currently looking for new additional riders, is open to riders of any age who have access to a horse and an intermediate level riding ability.
The team practices approximately once per week, increasing the frequency of practices prior to a performance.
Upcoming performance dates are the Canada Day Parade on July 1; Aug. 23, 24 and 25 at the Grand Forks and District Fall Fair; and Sept. 14 and 15 at the Rock Creek fall fair. Next year, the girls plan to also attend a few local rodeos and hopefully the Trail Bullarama.
These girls are hard-working, have become quick friends in a short period of time, each with a different personality and one thing in common – they love to ride their horses.
Watch for future opportunities to sponsor one of these girls and have them carry a flag representing your business.
If you would like to join the team or would like to sponsor a rider please call 250-584-9695.
– Contributed by Tanya Margerison