The Riding Program hosted its last regular season IEA horse show at home on January 27th. The team placed first overall out of eleven high school teams.
Notably, Chandler Runnells ’19 won both her Open Fences and Open Flat classes, an impressive showing in a tough division. Additionally, Athena Critides ’21 earned second in Novice Fences, and Saffron Sharifi ’19 was third in Walk Trot Canter. The girls rode impressively in the ring and showed great horsemanship, sportsmanship and teamwork throughout the day.
Additionally, the day saw many individuals qualify for Regional Finals, which will be hosted at Chatham Hall on March 3rd and 4th. IEA riders have qualified both as individuals and as a team, thanks to the 22 points earned during regular season shows last fall. Riders have the chance to qualify individually by earning at least 18 points during the season. The individual qualifiers are Chandler Runnells '19 in Open Fences, Caroline Hawthorne '19 in Intermediate Flat and Fences, Athena Critides '21 in Novice Fences, Isabella Hubbard '19 in both Novice Flat and Fences, and Saffron Sharifi '19 in Walk Trot Canter. The team took a moment at the end of the day to celebrate seniors Shannon Huth, Lauren Lamothe, and Susie Wu for their dedication to the IEA team. Cheer on the team as they move into the post-season competition by following @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.