Saylor Hart, a sophomore at Foxcroft School, earned herself a trip to the Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Championships earlier this month.
The Keswick resident placed second out of 12 riders in the Varsity Intermediate Over Fences class at the IEA Zone 3 Finals. She is one of 24 riders from across the country who will gather at the Lexington Horse Park in Lexington, KY, on April 20-24 to compete in this division. The IEA is the largest scholastic riding organization in the United States with more than 12,500 middle and high school riders participating in Hunt Seat and Western competitions across 42 states.
“She adapted her riding style to suit her mount and had a very correct and thoughtful ride over her course,” stated Kate Worsham, who trains the Foxcroft Riding Team. “The competition in the Intermediate division was very strong, but Saylor was able to draw on her strong technique and maintain her composure to carry her through.”