Two Riders Compete in IEA Finals, Risley '26 Qualifies for Nationals
Over Spring Break, Carolyn Whatley '23 and Lainey Risley '26 represented the School at IEA Zone 3 Finals at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va.
Whatley rode Over Fences against 16 of the top riders in Zone 3 in the very competitive Intermediate division.
Risley earned a win in the Junior Varsity Novice Over Fences class, as well as third place on the Flat. Her performance earned her a spot at IEA National Finals on April 26-30. Several Chatham Hall horses will join Risley at Nationals at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC.
Whatley also competed over the break in Aiken, SC at the Highfields Event Center 'A' Show. She claimed Reserve Champion in the Low Children's Division and won the blue ribbon in the combined Low Child/Adult Medal class on her horse Lots of Gold.