On Sunday, the IEA team traveled to its first horse show of the season at Pleasant Hill Farm in Hillsborough, NC.
Four students traveled to the show–Shannon Huth who competed in Open flat and fences, Caroline Hawthorne in the Intermediate division, Isabella Hubbard in the Novice division, and Susie Wu who competed in Walk/Trot/Canter. This early season show saw some strong rides from the competitors, and the team ended up third overall. Some highlights from the day were Caroline Hawthorne getting a second in her first intermediate fences class, as well as Isabella Hubbard, who moved up to the novice division after going to Nationals in the Walk/Trot/Canter division last year. She had a beautiful jumping round, and won her flat class. The team is concentrating on getting ready for the next two horse shows which are September 23 and 24 in Smithfield NC. As always follow us on twitter (@RideChathamHall) for updates on the team, and the riding program as a whole!
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.