Five Madeira Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) team riders traveled to Laurinburg, North Carolina to compete at IEA Zone finals at Saint Andrews University in mid-March. In order to compete at Zone finals, riders had to place in the top 3 at Regional Finals in February. The qualifiers were Ava Brugger ‘19 in Open flat, Bridget Vaughey ‘19 in Intermediate flat and fences, Sydney Newburn ‘19 in Novice fences, Mikayla Connolly ‘20 in Novice flat, and Ella Stux ‘21 in Beginner WTC.
After a competitive day of showing, Sydney Newburn earned a 3rd place finish and Ella Stux placed first. Ella and Sydney qualify for the IEA National Finals to be held at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse in late April. Ava, Mikayla and Bridget received honorable mention in their respective divisions.
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