Riding Team Sees Wins in Post-Season Break Competition
With the break in the IEA (Interscholastic Equestrian Association) schedule, several Chatham Hall riders have been traveling to outside open horse shows on school horses. On March 25th, Elizabeth Trexler '17 and Isabella Hubbard '19 traveled to Sedgefield Show Grounds in Greensboro, NC to compete. Hubbard debuted in the Long Stirrup Equitation on Chatham Hall mount, Ortello, finishing with a 3rd and a 5th over fences. She earned a 4th place finish in the 15-17 Equitation on the Flat. Trexler rode Ramiro, also a Chatham Hall mount, in the 15-17 Equitation on the Flat, winning the class. She also had several strong rounds in the Children's Hunters, and was awarded Reserve Champion of the division.
On April 2nd, three students traveled to Hollins University to compete in a local SWVHJA (Southwest Virginia Hunter Jumper Association) Horse Show. Ellie Johnson '20 & Lily Porter '19 rode Chatham Hall's Truckee Whisp, and Susie Wu '18 rode Chatham Hall's Kachina Doll. Johnson ended up as Reserve Champion of the Pleasure Flat Division, had strong rides in the Pre-Beginner Equitation ending up with a 2nd place, a 5th place over fences, and a 3rd on the flat. In the Beginner Equitation, Wu placed 3rd in both of her over fences rounds and won the flat class. Porter closed up the show day with a 1st place finish in a very competitive Pre-Children's’/Adult Hunter Flat Class.
The Riding Program is on the road April 19-23 to IEA Nationals, which will be held at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA. Twelve members of the IEA team, and ten horses, will travel to participate in the event, and cheer on National Qualifiers Elizabeth Trexler '17 (Open Flat & Open Fences) and Isabella Hubbard '19 (Beginner WTC Flat). For regular updates and live results from horse shows, please follow the Riding Program on twitter at @RideChathamHall.
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.