Last Saturday, ten members of the IEA team traveled to MacNairs Country Acres, in Raleigh, NC, for the last regular season show of the 2016-17 competition year. In the Open Division, Hannah DeLeon '20 finished both 3rd over fences and 3rd on the flat. Elizabeth Trexler '17 finished 6th over fences and 1st on the flat. In the Intermediate Division, Chandler Runnells '19 and Juliette Alliata '17 had outstanding rounds over fences finishing 1st and 4th respectively. Runnells also came in 2nd in the flat section. In Novice Fences, Caroline Hawthorne '19 finishing 3rd, while Emma Jones '19 had a strong round but no ribbon. Hailey Johnson '19 and Hawthorne continued Chatham Hall’s winning streak by winning 3rd and 4th place respectively in the Novice Flat class.
In the final class of the day, Beginner Walk Trot Canter, Chatham Hall was represented by Lauren Lamothe '18 and Saffron Sharifi '19. Sharifi finished 1st in a class of 11 competitors, while Lamothe had a strong showing but no ribbon. The riders were supported throughout the day by Lily Porter ‘19, who stepped up as the Team Captain, keeping coaches and riders informed of results and horse information throughout the show. Chatham Hall finished the horse show with 29 points, taking the Championship ribbon.
Looking towards post-season competition, On February 18th and 19th Chatham Hall will host the Interscholastic Equestrian Association Region 5 and 6 Finals for all qualified teams and riders. Area teams, ranging from Raleigh, NC to Charlottesville, va, that have earned at least 20 points in the 2016-17 year will be invited to the show, as well as any riders from those teams who have at least 18 points. Qualified teams choose one rider in each class to earn team points throughout the weekend. The thirty teams who will be competing each are aiming for the top three team spots, securing that team a place in the Zone 3 Finals. The top three individual riders from each class will also progress to the Finals.
Qualified riders from Chatham Hall include the following: Open Fences and Open Flat - Elizabeth Trexler '17 Intermediate Fences - Chandler Runnells '19 Intermediate Flat - Juliette Alliata '17 Novice Fences - Hailey Johnson '19 and Caroline Hawthorne '19 Novice Flat - Caroline Hawthorne '19 Beginner WTC - Susie Wu '18, Isabella Hubbard '19, and Marjory Lewis '19
As always, for updates on the program and live results from horse shows please follow @RideChathamHall on Twitter.
An all girls boarding and day school in Southern Virginia, Chatham Hall prepares girls for college and for productive lives. Our innovative academic program offers Advanced Placement courses, global study and travel, as well as project based learning. Our athletic teams regularly compete at the State level and our exceptional riding program is nationally recognized. We foster the intellect and character of each student and, through our Honor Code, live in a community of trust. Grounded in its Episcopal heritage, the school welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.