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 Benefit, Swan Lake Kick Off Classic, HITS Culpeper, and the Vermont Summer Festival. In addition, nearly 150 local children between the ages of 8-11 enjoyed the six weeks of Riding Workshop that we offered as a summer program at Madeira.
Three Madeira girls made the podium at the USHJA Children’s Jumper South Region Championships. Pictured left to right: Alexandra Tippett ’14 (team silver and individual bronze), Hanna Powers ’15 (team and individual gold), and Audrey Wang’14 (team silver and individual silver).
Now that summer is coming to a close we are gearing up for an exciting year ahead. Pre-season riding starts September 1 for returning Madeira IEA team members. New IEA riders will be trying out on September 6.
This fall Madeira riders will be competing at a variety of off-campus IEA (Interscholastic Equestrian Association) and USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) competitions in addition to two on-campus shows. Mark your calendars for the first annual Madeira Fall VHSA Associate Show on October 4 and on November 1-2 the team will host an IEA competition. Please come out and support our Madeira riders!Riding Athletics