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Riders Rave About Clinic, Clinician Raves About Riders

Riders Rave About Clinic, Clinician Raves About Riders

| October 20, 2011

National Show Hunter Hall of Famer Bernie Traurig taught a two-day riding clinic at Sweet Briar in October, in which 17 students participated. Traurig has represented the United States eight times in World Cup Finals and in three Olympic disciplines, show jumping, dressage and eventing. He has competed in more than 60 show jumping grand [...]

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Sweet Briar Champions Abound at Culpeper Show

| October 13, 2011

It was a quite a gaggle of people and horses that trucked up U.S. 29 from Sweet Briar to Commonwealth Park in Culpeper for the Horse Shows in the Sun, aka HITS, circuit finals from Sept. 29-Oct. 2. Between two hunter show teams, the jumper show team and individual students who qualified to compete on [...]

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Vixens Reserve Champions in First IHSA Show

| October 6, 2011

The Sweet Briar Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team took the reserve championship in the first IHSA show of the season on Sept. 24 at Hollins University. Sarah Hibler ’14 led the individual highlights with first- and second-place finishes that added up to make her the show’s high-point rider. Kendall Harris ’13 collected enough points to [...]

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2011-2012 IHSA Team Members Announced

2011-2012 IHSA Team Members Announced

| October 5, 2011

Coach Ian McCartney has announced selections for Sweet Briar’s 2011-2012 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team. Tryouts for the team are conducted like regular IHSA competitions, in which students are assigned a horse and asked to show without any warm-up time. The system is a test of how well a rider can read her horse and [...]

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Hunters Compete at Bridgewater

| September 15, 2011

Three Vixen riders competed at the Bridgewater Horse Show on Saturday, Sept. 10 accompanied by their coach Matt Payne. Katie Drake ’14 and Chinook showed in three classes, taking home a first- and second-place ribbon, along with a sixth-place finish. Grace Griffin ’14 competed on Casanova and was fourth over fences. Frankie Beyer ’14 showed [...]

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Meet Riding’s Matt Payne

Meet Riding’s Matt Payne

| September 15, 2011

Matt Payne, with his easy smile and ready sense of humor, is undoubtedly a calming influence in the nerve-wracking realm of collegiate competitive riding.

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Vixens Sweep USEF Adult Medal at Greensboro

| September 8, 2011

Sophomore jumpers Sarah Hibler and Olivia Smith had a great day at the eight annual Greensboro Hunter Jumper Classic, where the Vixen hunter and jumper teams competed over the weekend of Sept. 3. Hibler was champion in the Adult Jumpers and won the Adult Classic, while Smith won the U.S. Equestrian Federation Adult Medal and [...]

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Fall Show and Field Riding Roster Announced

| September 8, 2011

Sweet Briar’s competitive riding teams are coming together as tryouts continue through the first weeks of the semester. The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team will be named after the weekend of Sept. 10-11. Meanwhile the following riders have made the fall show and field riding teams. The show team is made up of students showing [...]

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Wroten Starts New Year in the Lead

Wroten Starts New Year in the Lead

| August 20, 2011

The walnut trees along Sweet Briar Drive have begun to drop their leaves, a sure sign students are due back on campus. As first-years, who arrived this weekend, explore their home for the next four years, upperclasswomen will be absorbing what’s new and what has stayed the same. Returning students know to expect a little [...]

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SBC Riders Make Cut for USHJA Program

SBC Riders Make Cut for USHJA Program

| June 2, 2011

Morganne Young ’11, Olivia Smith ’14 and Sarah Hibler ’14 were selected for the Zone 3 Emerging Athletes Program Level I Training Session, a competitive program of the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association. During the two-day session in May at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, they rode with Olympic gold medalist and internationally recognized rider [...]

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