News & Highlights

Academic Year 2020-21

With the COVID pandemic limiting university activities, our IHSA region was unable to hold a typical competition season. Though our team did not compete in intercollegiate shows this year, many riders were able to strengthen their skills at JBS and compete at local SWVHJA shows. Successful combinations included: Morgan with both Cadbury and IamwhatIam (Toby), Trinity and All Rise (Blaze), Allison with both Bella D'or (Bella) and Stamford (Saxon), Meghan and Sabre Springs (Orlando), and Sydney and Elixir (Mikey). These JMU horse and student combinations competed at venues including the Virginia Horse Center, Memory's Hill Stables, and Clover Grove Farm.

IHSA Regionals

Scheduled for March 21, 2020

Two JMU riders qualified for IHSA Regionals during the 2019-2020 show season. Senior Nicole Herzdik qualified to compete in Novice Equitation, and sophomore Sydney Spevak qualified for both Limit Flat and Limit Fences. Unfortunately, the 2020 IHSA post-season was cancelled due to COVID-19. We are very proud of the team for a great season and these two individuals for qualifying for regional finals. 



November 3, 2019

At the final IHSA show of the 2019 Fall Semester, Vicky Orlin rode to the Reserve High Point Rider title. Vicky competed in Open Over Fences and Open Flat to earn points toward this honor. Congrats, Vicky!

Hollins IHSA

October 12, 2019

JMU Equestrian had a great first IHSA show of the season, earning 33 total points. Three JMU

riders won a class: Jessi Adler in Limit Fences, Sydney Spevak in Limit Flat, and Peyton Hedrick in Novice Equitation. The team was only one point from the Reserve High Point Team and two points from High Point Team. 

IHSA Zone Finals

April 6, 2019

JMU Equestrian is absolutely thrilled to be sending senior Sydney Remaily to IHSA Nationals! Two weeks ago she was the Regional Champion in Intermediate Flat, and today she took home the Zone Championship! Incredible! This will be the second year in a row that JMU is represented at Nationals!

SWVHJA Finals  

November 15-18, 2018

What a wonderful time JMU Equestrian had at the 30th SWVHJA Annual Horse show! 

Kasey Cadle and Iamwhatiam (Toby) had a really great time. En route to earning the Championship in the Younger Adult Amateur, they won two over Fences classes as well as placing in every other class. This is the second year in a row that the Younger Adult Amateur championship trophy is coming home with Kasey Cadle and JMU Equestrian! Kasey and Toby also finished second in the $1000 Invitational Hunter Derby, 3rd in the Children's Adult Hunter Classic and 3rd in the SWVHJA Adult Medal Finals! 

Lindsey Morris aboard Sabre Springs (Orlando) had an incredible ride to take home the SWVHJA Adult Flat Equitation Championship - the class included all sorts of flat testing including several tricky maneuvers without stirrups! Way to go! Lindsey and Orlando also won the Randolph Medal! They also earned good ribbons in the Special Adult division. Additionally, Orlando took home the Reserve Championship in the Hopeful Hunters - finishing 2nd in both O/F classes

Sydney Spevak and Lusso (Smarty) took home the 7th place award in the SWVHJA Junior Flat Equitation Championship and had some awesome rides in the Children's Hunters!

Lynchburg IHSA 

November 10, 2018

WHAT A DAY for JMU Equestrian! We finished Reserve High Point Team by a slim margin of just one point! Vicky Orlin and Kasey Cadle kicked off the day with a 5th and 3rd place finish in Open Fences. Sydney Remaily was up next - finishing 3rd in Intermediate Fences and 4th Intermediate Flat. Sydney Spevak clean swept her Novice classes - she won both Novice Flat and Novice Fences and was High Point Rider of the day! Morgan Johns continued the streak of wins by taking home the blue in the Advanced WTC. Jacqueline Anderson had a strong ride in Beginner WTC finishing 3rd. Wrapping up the day and clinching the Reserve placing for the day was Walk Trot rider Emma Morell - finishing 3rd in her second IHSA show ever! Also competing were Jessica Adler and Faith Sterna with good rides finishing just out of the ribbons!

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