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Alumnae Memories from the Madeira Barn

April 20, 2016

Shannon Scott '04

A vertical jump at the end of arena on a continuous loop of figure eights and thirteen years later, I can still feel the calming, repetitive rhythm sitting...

April 20, 2016

Mary Watson Misek '63

A city girl in the winter, a farm girl riding draft horses in the summer and then a Madeira girl thrown into the challenging Virginia equestrian scene...

April 19, 2016

Joyce Kelley Constantine '47

My father sent me to Madeira partly because they offered riding. Mildred Gaines was the teacher at the time and brought her own horses to the stables (which...

April 19, 2016

Maggie Pendleton Silverstein '72

When I was a junior day student at Madeira, my father died unexpectedly. My mother couldn’t keep both our horses, so we brought darling Red to Greenway...

April 19, 2016

Jackie Geewax Vincent '04

Horses teach you responsibility, and Madeira made that lesson accessible to us every day. Rather than sulk on the weekends because I could not go out like...

April 19, 2016

Enid Ford Jones '58

I had four years riding at Madeira, 1954-1958, under instructors Gaines and Barclay. They gave me the basis for a love of equestrian activities that I...

April 19, 2016

Debby Owen Turner '55

The riding program at Madeira provided me with the happiest and healthiest hours during my four years at the School. It instilled in me a love of the equestrian...

April 19, 2016

Bess Smith Strzelecki ’03

Thinking back on riding for the team at Madeira and how that most influenced my personal or professional life, I have found that the impact Madeira riding...

April 18, 2016

Hanna Powers '15

I was lucky to find my passion for horses and riding early on. The chance to attend a high school with a riding program was the ideal fit for me. While...

April 18, 2016

Stephanie Wight Dreyer '83

During my teen years, I was an active endurance rider, completing 100-mile rides on my Arab gelding, Pink Panther. As this long ride took place in June...

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