Madeira riders' winning weekend

October 12, 2015
(left to right) M. Morris '17, A. Edwards '18, E. Leins '17, J. Albaugh '18, C. Burch '17, B. Vaughey '19, M. Thomas '16

It was a great weekend for the Madeira Equestrian Program with competitive action at two different venues. On Saturday and Sunday, Director of Equestrian Programs Ian McCartney took horses and riders to the Washington Bridle Trails Association Horse Show in Chevy Chase, MD.  

Results from WBTA:

Bridget Vaughey ’19 and Madeira’s “Frankie" earned ribbons in their first outing together in a very large Low Hunter and Pleasure Division.  

Sydney Ortega ’16 and her new mount “Eros” continued their success at their second show together with strong ribbons in the Pre-Children’s Hunter and Equitation Divisions.

Emily Cyrway ’19 competing with her horse “Kanye” won both Pre-Children’s Hunter over Fences classes on Sunday on her way to winning the Pre-Children’s Hunter Championship. She also won the Pre-Children’s Eq. on the Flat and was 2nd in the VHSA Eq. on the Flat class. 

Ava Brugger '19 and her horse Meritage won five classes on Saturday and three on Sunday on their way to winning three championship ribbons over both days.  

Community riders Miriam Dupree and Emma Avent also won great ribbons in the Training Jumpers and Lg. Children’s Ponies on their horses “Top Gun V” and “Rhythm and Blues" respectively. 

The weekend was capped off on Sunday with the Madeira Interscholastic Equestrian Association team turning in a dominating performance at their first show of the season. IEA Coach and Assistant Director of Equestrian Programs Jessica Leonardi took six Madeira riders to Foxcroft School in Middleburg, VA. Facing tough competition, the Snails prevailed finishing just four points shy of a perfect team score.  

Team Results:

  1. Madeira - 45 pts
  2. Foxcroft - 24 pts
  3. Stone Gate - 18 pts
  4. Wakefield - 17 pts

Individual Results:

Jacey Albaugh '18 - 1st in Open Fences and Open Flat

Mollie Thomas ’16 - 4th in Open Fences, 2nd Open Flat

Charlotte Burch '17 - 3rd Open Fences, 4th Open Flat

Emily Leins ’17 - 2nd Intermediate Fences, 1st Intermediate Flat

Ally Edwards '18 - 2nd Novice Fences, 1st Novice Flat

Bridget Vaughey '19 - 1st Beginner Walk Trot and Beginner Walk/Trot/Canter