Ms. Malinda Grice joins Mr. Ian McCartney in bringing collegiate coaching experience to Madeira's Riding Program. As coach of the Penn State Equestrian Team, Ms.Grice helped her students achieve victories both as a team and individually in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association at the Regional, Zone and National level. Her students' accomplishments include Penn State's IHSA Team Reserve National Championship in 2006 and Individual National Championship in the Walk-Trot in 2013. Under her instruction, the team also won the prestigious Holiday Tournament of Champions Invitational Show in 2012, and she helped coach a Penn State student to the Top 16 finals in the USHJA's Emerging Athletes Program in 2012.
In her 20 year career, Ms.Grice has also worked, competed and coached at USEF AA rated horse shows from Florida to Vermont and is knowledgeable about the preparation of riders and the quality care of horses competing at that level. Before moving to Pennsylvania in 1998, she taught in a large lesson program in Raleigh, NC, as well as working for several AA show trainers in North and South Carolina. She attended St. Andrews Presbyterian College (St. Andrew's University), where she double majored History and Asian Studies and studied abroad in Bejing, China. While at St. Andrew's, she competed on the IHSA and ANRC riding teams, showed at USEF AA rated shows, and qualified for and competed at IHSA Regionals and Zones, and ANRC Nationals.Riding Athletics