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Gymkhana Pictures: Official Photos of 2011 Thacher School Gymkhana

No Comments 10 May 2011

I photographed the Thacher School Gymkhana once again this year, and found myself again in awe of the skill, grace and poise of these young citizens, and pining for a horse to adopt for a year and a chance to return to high school.

Gymkhana 2011 Thacher School CA – Images by doug ellis

Gymkhana is a term used in the United Kingdom, east coast of the United States, and other English-speaking nations to describe an equestrian event consisting of speed pattern racing and timed games for riders on horses. These events often emphasize children’s participation and may be organized by a recognized Pony Club or a 4-H club.

In most of the western United States, this type of competition is usually called an “O-Mok-See” (also spelled O Mok See or “Omoksee”) competition, a term derived from a Native American phrase meaning “games on horseback.” However, the term gymkhana is used in California. This event was held here in Ojai, CA.


Thacher School Gymkhana 2010

No Comments 09 May 2010

Images from May 7th-8th 2010 Gymkhana event at Thacher school. A historic series of equestrian events that the school has conducted since 1899.

Thacher Gymkhana 2010 – Images by doug ellis

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