Representing Sweet Briar at the 35th ANRC National Intercollegiate Equitation Championship, senior Lauren Perhala, junior Ali Davidson and sophomore Olivia Smith rode with a consistency that kept them competitive throughout the two-day event. Their fourth-place overall team finish suggests the strength of the field, as they ended the show just a fraction over 10 points [...]
The Sweet Briar riding program is sending two riders to compete for national championships at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association finals. The show will be held May 3-6 at the Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh, N.C. On Saturday, April 7, three Vixens competed in the Zone 4 finals — the qualifiers for the national show [...]
Sweet Briar director of riding Mimi Wroten was named Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the Year on the same day her program claimed its second ODAC title since winning the conference’s inaugural riding championship 25 years ago. The Vixens won two of three rounds of competition in the 2012 ODAC Equestrian Championships on Friday, [...]
Sweet Briar College will host its 85th Annual Horse Show from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at Rogers Riding Center. The show is one of the College’s longest-running open competitions. As a sanctioned Southwest Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association event, SWVHJA members may earn points [...]
Three Sweet Briar riders qualified to compete for Intercollegiate Horse Show Association individual zone titles at the back-to-back regular-season finale and Region 2 final competitions at the University of Virginia on Sunday, Feb. 26. As a team, the Vixens held on to their second-place standing to close regional IHSA competition for the year.
With one regular-season competition remaining for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Zone 4, Region 2 title, Sweet Briar is in second place in the standings, just five points behind Bridgewater College. The two region leaders tied for second place with 36 points at the most recent IHSA show at Hollins University on Feb. 18. Hollins [...]
Katharine “Kit” Baker Sydnor ’66 has received the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association’s Jane Marshall Dillon award for teaching beginning riders in the hunter jumper discipline. Read more in The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger online at NJ.com: “Recognition for a Teacher and Mentor.”
Sweet Briar swept the top finishes in its home Intercollegiate Horse Show Association show, hosted at Rogers Riding Center on Nov. 12. With 37 points, the Vixens were the high-point team, while sophomore Sarah Hibler was the top individual rider in the show and classmate Olivia Smith claimed the reserve high-point rider title. Randolph College [...]