News Archive - Riding

March 1, 2022

Madeira Equestrian Wins IEA Regional Championship

The Equestrian team earned first place at IEA Regional Finals on Saturday, February 26. The first-place finish secures a spot at next month’s Zone Finals... Read More

April 17, 2020

Snails Sign National Letter of Intent

This Spring, The Madeira School recognized four outstanding student-athletes on their commitment to further both their academic and athletic careers this... Read More

January 17, 2020

Athletics Recap: 1/6 - 1/17/2020

Check out the latest results from Equestrian, Basketball, Climbing, and Swim and Dive

December 13, 2019

Athletics Recap: 11/20 - 12/13/2019

12/7/2019 – Hazelwild IEA Show Results

Open: Tara M ’22 6th o/f 6th flat
Intermediate: Eliza C ‘20 3rd o/f (qualified) 2nd flat
Izzy M ‘21 4th... Read More

October 4, 2019

Athletics & Equestrian Recap: 9/21 - 10/4

09/29/2019 – Meadowbrook IEA Show

The Madeira School earned grand champion.

February 28, 2019

IEA Riding Team wraps up regular season and heads to Regional Finals

Madeira’s IEA team has had a successful fall season, working hard and competing at IEA shows to earn individual and team points. The team earned a spot... Read More

January 24, 2019

Athletic & Equestrian Recap: 1/1-1/18

1/12/19 – The Other Left Farm
Varsity IEA had a great show on Saturday, finishing champion overall!

December 20, 2018

Athletic & Equestrian Recap: 12/10-12/19


12/15/2018 – Madeira IEA Show
Varsity IEA had a great home show Saturday, finishing champion overall with 41 points!

December 10, 2018

Athletic & Equestrian Recap: 11/27-12/7


12/1/2018 – Hazelwild


The Madeira School earned Grand Champion and Reserve for our Middle School team.

October 30, 2018

Athletic & Equestrian Recap: 10/14-10/30


10/20/2018 & 10/21/2018 – WIHS Regional & Zone Finals:

Ava B ‘19, Kelly N ‘19 and Eliza C ‘20 competed at the WIHS Regional show and USHJA... Read More

October 10, 2018

Madeira riders have successful start to fall season

Seniors Ava Brugger and Kelly Nance have qualified for the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Zone 3 Finals. They will compete at Zone Finals... Read More

April 25, 2018

Madeira riders compete at National Finals

In late April, Sydney Newburn ’19 and Ella Stux ‘21 traveled to Syracuse, NY to compete at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals... Read More

April 11, 2018

Madeira riders qualify for National Finals

Five Madeira Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) team riders traveled to Laurinburg, North Carolina to compete at IEA Zone finals at Saint Andrews... Read More

February 28, 2018

Madeira IEA team has strong showing at 2018 Regional Finals

Madeira’s Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) team had a strong showing at the IEA Bi-Regional Finals in February. IEA competition is unique in... Read More

January 24, 2018

Madeira IEA team wins final home show of the season

The Madeira IEA (Interscholoastic Equestrian Association) team had a successful and safe final home show in January. The High School Team won Champion... Read More

December 4, 2017

Madeira Equestrian Recap - Home IEA Show and Hazelwild Show

Congratulations to the Madeira IEA Team for winning Grand Champion at their recent home show and earning Reserve Champion at Hazelwild. 


November 13, 2017

Madeira Equestrian Recap - Foxcroft IEA and Madeira ANRC Shows

Equestrian Teams Place First at the Foxcroft and ANRC Home Shows

November 10, 2017

College commitments: Senior athletes sign to Harvard, University of Kentucky and Texas Christian University

Madeira seniors Jacey Albaugh, Isabella Gati, and Maddie Heilbrun have announced their commitments to play athletics at the collegiate level next year... Read More

October 30, 2017

Madeira Equestrian Recap - Meadowbrook IEA and WIHS Regional and Zone Finals

Madeira Equestrian's Recap of Meadowbrook IEA and WIHS Regional and Zone Finals.

October 24, 2017

Madeira IEA Equestrian Team Earns Reserve Champion at Foxcroft

Congratulations to the Madeira Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Team for their Reserve Champion victory at the Foxcroft IEA Show October 22... Read More

October 23, 2017

Equestrian Team Has Strong Showing at WBTA

On October 14 and 15, the Madeira Equestrian team competed at the Washington Bridle Trails Association Horse Show. The Snails found success at the WBTA... Read More

October 16, 2017

Equestrian IEA Team Places First Overall at Hazelwild Farms

In their first show of the year, Madeira Equestrian's IEA team earned first place overall in the upper school team competition at Hazelwild Farm in Fredericksburg... Read More

October 5, 2017

Equestrian Team Finds Success at Swan Lake

The Madeira Equestrian Team competed at the Swan Lake Stables USEF Show in late September, and many Snail riders found success in the ring. Kelly Nance... Read More

September 14, 2017

Emily Cyrway '19 Places 7th at NCEA Junior Finals

Congratulations to Emily Cyrway '19 who placed 7th on Saturday in the NCEA Junior Hunter Seat Medal Finals. The National Collegiate Equestrian Association... Read More

May 22, 2017

Equestrian Show Team wins at ANRC National Championships

The Madeira Equestrian Show Team wrapped up a successful season with several victories at the ANRC National Championships at Sweet Briar College in Lynchburg... Read More

April 24, 2017

Madeira IEA team places 2nd at National Finals

In late April, five Madeira riders traveled to the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington... Read More

February 23, 2017

Madeira Equestrians finish 1st at IEA Regional Finals

The Madeira Equestrian team finished in first place at the IEA Regional Finals. The first-place finish secured a place at IEA Zone Finals.

In addition... Read More

November 5, 2016

Athletics Recap - Week of October 29-November 4

  • Volleyball 

JV Volleyball at the Hopper Tournament 
JV Volleyball ended the season with a record of 11-2 entering the final tournament of the season... Read More

October 24, 2016

Madeira Equestrians qualify to compete at the WIHS Regional Hunter Finals

Ava Brugger and Emily Avent qualified to compete at this weekend's WIHS Regional Hunter Finals at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C.

At the recent... Read More

October 11, 2016

Equestrian team opens season with 1st place finish

The Madeira Varsity IEA team started their season today with a first place finish at the Foxcroft IEA Show in Middleburg, VA.  Congratulations to all of... Read More

September 24, 2016

Riding round-up - week of Sept. 19-23

Last week saw the Madeira Equestrian team in action at multiple venues.  On Friday September 23, Ava Bruger ’19, Emily Cyrway ’19 and community rider Emma... Read More

September 21, 2016

Strong start for Madeira equestrian program

The Madeira Equestrian team finished their summer season with a strong showing at the USEF Premier HITS Culpeper Horse Show. Emily Cyrway ’19 and her horse... Read More

July 1, 2016

Madeira Equestrian gallops across the summer show season

Even though school might be out for the summer, the Madeira Equestrian team is still going strong. The summer show season kicked off with two strong weeks... Read More

June 14, 2016

WIHS names three Madeira riders to junior committee

Jacey Albaugh ’18, Emma Bishop ’20, and Charlotte Burch ’17 have been chosen as members of the 2016 Washington International Horse Show Junior Committee... Read More

May 3, 2016

Madeira IEA team places in top ten at National Finals

Over the weekend of April 22, five members of the equestrian team represented Madeira at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals... Read More

March 14, 2016

Madeira IEA team qualifies for National Finals

The Madeira IEA team qualified for the National Finals on Sunday with a second place finish at Zones. The team will travel to the Kentucky Horse Park at... Read More

March 11, 2016

Riders and horses compete at "USEF Premier"

Over the weekend of March 5-6, five Madeira horses and riders competed at the Hollins Spring Welcome “USEF Premier” Horse Show in Lexington, VA. All Madeira... Read More

March 1, 2016

Madeira Equestrian Team wins IEA Regional Championships

February 27-28, 2016 – The Madeira Equestrian Team competed in the IEA Regional Championships over the weekend with great success.

Congratulations to... Read More

February 17, 2016

Equestrian team takes High Point Team Champions prize

Congratulations to Madeira's IEA team for winning high point team champions at their home IEA show on Sunday! The competition marked the end of the regular... Read More

February 12, 2016

Busy and successful time for Madeira equestrians

Despite the cold and snowy weather, members of the Madeira IEA team have been busy the past several weekends earning points to qualify for post-season... Read More

January 25, 2016

Strong showing for Madeira equestrian at Garrison Forest Show

The Madeira equestrian team placed third in last Sunday’s show at the Garrison Forest School. Congratulations to Emma Knisley ‘18, Lizzy Isacson ‘18, Karina... Read More

December 7, 2015

Great weekend for Madeira equestrian team

Congratulations to the Madeira Equestrian team for winning Reserve Champion on Saturday, December 5, 2015, at the Century Manor IEA Show in Nokesville... Read More

November 16, 2015

Madeira Equestrian Team secures place in post-season

Congratulations to the Madeira Equestrian team for winning their third show in a row!  Their win on Sunday in Gaines Hall secured a place for the team... Read More

November 6, 2015

Madeira IEA team wins second show

Congratulations to the Madeira IEA team for winning their second show of the season. Thank you to all of the parents, staff, and students for your work... Read More

October 22, 2015

Madeira students attend WIHS Barn Night

It was high-test fun on Thursday, October 22, when over 30 Madeira students descended on the Verizon Center for the Washington International Horse Show... Read More

October 19, 2015

Madeira riders place at WIHS

Madeira riders and horses spent the weekend competing at the prestigious Washington International Regional Horse Show at the Prince George Equestrian Center... Read More

October 12, 2015

Madeira riders' winning weekend

It was a great weekend for the Madeira Equestrian Program with competitive action at two different venues. On Saturday and Sunday, Director of Equestrian... Read More

September 30, 2015

Madeira Equestrian Program has strong showing at HITS Culpeper horse show

The HITS Culpeper horse show was a great success with all Madeira riders earning wonderful ribbons the weekend of September 25-27. The highlight was Sunday's... Read More

May 28, 2015

2015 Senior Gallop

Madeira seniors participated in the annual Senior Gallop today. Eight riders from the Equestrian program rode horses from the stables down to the Oval... Read More

May 20, 2015

Annual Madeira equestrian awards

Friday, May 15, 2015 participants in the Madeira equestrian program gathered in the Chapel/Auditorium foyer to celebrate another successful year. Friends... Read More

May 1, 2015

Rider earns IEA National Hunter Seat Final ribbon

Congratulations to Jacey Albaugh ’18, Charlotte Burch ’17, and Emily Leins ’17 for competing in the 2015 Interscholastic Equestrian Association National... Read More

March 30, 2015

Three Madeira riders advance to IEA Finals

Madeira riders who competed in the IEA Zone Three finals faced a long, cold, and at times snowy day, but the riders rose to the occasion against the best... Read More

March 12, 2015

Six Madeira riders move on to IEA Zone 3 Finals

Congratulations to our Madeira IEA team and riders who competed at IEA Zone 3, Region 2 finals, March 7-8 at Pickwick Stables in Sykesville, MD. Having... Read More

March 5, 2015

Varsity IEA team heads into the post season

Madeira would like to congratulate all of its riders that qualified for IEA regionals as individuals this year. A big congratulation also goes out to Coach... Read More

January 8, 2015

Riders bring home high point champion

On Saturday, January 3 Madeira's IEA team traveled to Pickwick Stables for their first show of the winter season. The riders battled the cold and rain... Read More

December 18, 2014

Madeira's IEA team continues their winning streak

On Sunday, December 14, Madeira's IEA team competed at the Garrison Forest School in Baltimore, MD against 13 teams – Madeira's largest show to date! The... Read More

December 10, 2014

Madeira riders continue winning streak

The Maderia varsity IEA team returned to competition last weekend, traveling to Oatlands Stables in Gaithersburg, MD. The team won Reserve Champion honors... Read More

November 20, 2014

Holiday Horse Show

Cheer on our equestrians at the Madeira Holiday Horse Show on Saturday, December 6, 2014! The show starts at 9:30 a.m.

November 3, 2014

Riders win doubleheader horse show, qualify for IEA Regionals

Congratulations to Madeira's IEA team who won high point team champions both days at our double header home horse show (November 1 and 2), qualifying the... Read More

October 27, 2014

Community rider earns Regional Pony Hunter Champion at the Washington International Horse Show

Concluding the week of competition at the 2014 Washington International Horse Show were the Regional Hunter Championships. The WIHS Regional Pony Hunter... Read More

October 22, 2014

Equestrian program has great weekend at WIHS

The weekend of October 17 proved to be a fantastic for Madeira riders at the 2014 Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) regional show. Congratulations... Read More

October 16, 2014

Equestrian Program offers middle school lessons

The Madeira Equestrian Program has several open slots in the middle school lesson program. Lessons are available Monday through Friday from 6:30-7:30 p... Read More

October 6, 2014

Triumphant weekend for Madeira IEA team

On Saturday, October 4, the Madeira equestrian program hosted a successful VHSA associate show on campus. Riders and spectators alike enjoyed a beautiful... Read More

September 26, 2014

Madeira girls in the media

It’s not surprising to find that Madeira girls, current and alumnae, are often in the news or writing their own articles for publications. Here are a few... Read More

September 11, 2014

Welcome Madeira's new riding instructor

Ms. Malinda Grice joins Mr. Ian McCartney in bringing collegiate coaching experience to Madeira's Riding Program. As coach of the Penn State Equestrian... Read More

August 21, 2014

Madeira riders are ready to jump into fall season

This summer the Madeira Equestrian program has been in full swing. Madeira riders have been busy winning many ribbons at shows such as Upperville, Loudon... Read More

May 22, 2014

Madeira riders place in top ten at IEA Nationals

Over the weekend of May 16, Emily Leins '17 and Claudia Cooper - a sixth grader who participates on Madeira's Middle School IEA team - represented Madeira... Read More

April 28, 2014

Riders place well at the Black Eyed Susan Horse Show

Madeira riders had a fun and successful day at the Black Eyed Susan Horse Show on April 19, 2014. The horses were great and Madeira girls placed well in... Read More

April 16, 2014

Madeira riders shine at IEA Zone Finals

Over the weekend of April 12-13, Madeira varsity IEA riders competed at IEA Zone Finals at the Garrison Forrest School in Maryland. Zone finals are where... Read More

April 3, 2014

Four riders attend College Prep Invitational

Emily Liens ’17, Sydney Ortega ’16, Hanna Powers ’15, and Mollie Thomas '16 attended the College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show in West Palm Beach... Read More

February 27, 2014

Madeira hosts two-day IEA horse show

Madeira hosted 10 visiting IEA teams over the weekend of February 8-9, in a two-day equestrian event held at the stables. Madeira IEA team managers Caroline... Read More

February 17, 2014

Kate Tweedy daughter of alumna Penny Chenery ?39 visits Madeira

Kate Tweedy daughter of alumna Penny Chenery ’39 visited Madeira on Saturday, February 8, 2014, while in town for an event at Lift Me Up therapeutic riding... Read More

December 2, 2013

Snails take first at IEA home horse show

Madeira's first IEA home horse show, held on Saturday, November, 23, was a huge success. The Madeira IEA team were phenomenal hostesses, the horses looked... Read More

November 7, 2013

Results from Ridge Riders IEA show

Madeira riders traveled to Morgantown, WV for the Ridge Riders IEA horse show in at West Virginia University's Reedsville Riding Center. For the second... Read More

October 31, 2013

Results from Full Moon Farm ?IEA? Horse Show

Sunday, October 27, the Madeira's equestrian team jump-started their IEA season by winning a Reserve Champion at their first IEA horse show of the 2013-2014... Read More