RSSCategory: Riding

Vixen Riders are 2012 ODAC Champions

Vixen Riders are 2012 ODAC Champions

| April 9, 2012

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, [...]

Continue Reading

College Hosts 85th Annual Horse Show

| April 6, 2012

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 [...]

Continue Reading

Vixens Finish Second in IHSA Region, Send Three Riders to Zones

| February 28, 2012

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.

Continue Reading

Vixens Head Into Regional Finals in Second Place

| February 23, 2012

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 [...]

Continue Reading

U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Honors ’66 Alumna

| January 9, 2012

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.”

Continue Reading

Vixens Widen Lead in IHSA Region

Vixens Widen Lead in IHSA Region

| November 22, 2011

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 [...]

Continue Reading

Hibler is High-point Rider at Randolph

Hibler is High-point Rider at Randolph

| November 3, 2011

Sarah Hibler ’14 was the high-point rider at the Randolph/Lynchburg College Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Show hosted by Randolph College on Oct. 7. Class winners include Katie Drake ’14 in her first IHSA show in novice fences, Laura Leitch ’14 in advanced walk trot canter and Hibler in intermediate fences and flat. Other standings include: [...]

Continue Reading

Vixens Atop IHSA Region after Bridgewater Show

Vixens Atop IHSA Region after Bridgewater Show

| November 3, 2011

Coach Ian McCartney’s riders won the team championship at the Bridgewater College Intercollegiate Horse Show Association show on Saturday, Oct. 29. The Vixens dominated the competition with 37 points. Second place went to Bridgewater with 25 points. Washington and Lee and James Madison University tied for third with 24 points. Sweet Briar was led by [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading