The GWA Equestrian Team was founded in 2015 to provide an opportunity for GWA equestrians to pursue their passion for riding in a scholastic setting. The team participates in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (www.rideiea.org) with riders competing individually and as middle/high school teams. Competitions are open to beginners through advanced riders in middle and upper school; horse ownership is not required!
Since its founding, the team has experienced tremendous success, qualifying many riders for Region Finals, Zones, and even National Finals. Last season, both teams, middle and high school, were named Region Champs and rider Taylor Jesel was the 2023 Reserve National Champion! The GWA Equestrian Team is a tight-knit group that sets individual and team goals, then works hard at lessons each week and a monthly meeting to achieve them. On top of that, the team also has a lot of fun, usually taking one or two field trips each season. Coach Leslie Williams trains the team out of her facility in Oxford near the Georgia International Horse Park, though many riders also lesson at other hunter/jumper barns. To learn more about the team, contact Ashley Blackstone (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tara Geoffroy (email@example.com).