Riding Overview

Inclusive and Competitive

— Kate Worsham, Director of Riding

“We are lucky that we have the facilities at our disposal to get people prepared for all the riding activities that we offer.”
Foxcroft’s Riding program is tailored to meet each girl's needs, whether you are a first-time rider or an experienced horsewoman. If you want to compete regularly at rated shows, want to ride for pleasure, or fall somewhere in between, there is a place for you in our program at Foxcroft. Whether in a lesson at home or in the show ring at a premier-level competition, we take pride in the special place that riding has always held here and the incredible accomplishments of our riders.

Since 1914

Horsemanship and the responsibility that goes with it have been an integral part of Foxcroft experience since the all girls prep school opened in 1914. From our School's founder (and first riding teacher) Charlotte Haxall Noland, to current Director of Riding, Kate Worsham, Foxcroft's riding instructors promote the philosophy that the sport helps develop character and the ability to make good decisions.

Competitive Highlights

Riders at all levels of Foxcroft's riding program grow in skill, knowledge, horsemanship, and character — and each is celebrated along the way. The many opportunities for competition and impressive success among many of our riders set the prep school apart and attracts motivated riders from across the country and the globe. Please take a look at some of our recent highlights.

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  • 2016-17

    2016-2017
    Interscholastic Equestrian Association
    Earned 24 blue ribbons at regular season competitions 
    Qualified the Foxcroft Team, as well as 11 Individual riders, to compete in 16 classes at IEA Regional Finals 
    Qualified two Individual riders to compete at IEA Zone Finals

    Middleburg Classic Horse Show “Premier”
    Older Children’s Hunter Champion
    Grand Children’s Hunter Champion

    Winter Equestrian Festival Horse Show “Premier” – Week 4
    Older Cross Rails Hunter Reserve Champion           
     
    Winter Equestrian Festival Horse Show “Premier” – Week 5
    Older Cross Rails Hunter Champion
    Older Children’s Hunter Reserve Champion

     Lexington Spring Premiere Horse Show “Premier”
    3’3” Junior Hunter Champion
     
    Lexington Spring Encore Horse Show “Premier
    High Children’s Jumper Champion
    Medium Junior Jumper Champion
    Special Adult Hunter Reserve Champion
     
     Vermont Summer Special Horse Show “Premier”
    Large Junior Hunter Reserve Champion
     
    Manchester Summer Festival Horse Show “Premier”
    Older Children’s Hunter Reserve Champion
     
    USEF Junior Hunter National Championship
    3’3” Younger Large Junior Hunter – 9th Place Overall 
  • 2015-16

    Interscholastic Equestrian Association
    • Earned 23 blue ribbons at regular season competitions
    • Qualified the Foxcroft team, as well as 9 Individual riders, to compete in 13 classes at IEA Regional Finals
    • Qualified four Individual riders to compete at IEA Zone Finals
    • Qualified one Individual rider to compete at IEA National Finals
     
    Middleburg Classic Horse Show “Premier”
    Middleburg Junior/Amateur Hunter Reserve Champion

    Swan Lake Indoors Before the Indoors I Horse Show “Regional”
    • Modified Hunter Reserve Champion
    • Children’s Pony Hunter Champion

    Pennsylvania National Horse Show “Premier”

    NAL Children’s Jumper Championship — 10th

    Washington International Horse Show “Premier”
    Children’s Jumper Championship — 13th

    RMI Benefit Horse Show “National”
    Low Children’s Jumper Champion

    Lexington Spring Premiere Horse Show “Premier”
    • Modified Junior/Amateur Jumper Champion
    • Modified Junior/Amateur Jumper Reserve Champion
    • Special Children’s Hunter Reserve Champion

    Lexington Spring Encore Horse Show “Premier”

    Encore Hunter Reserve Champion

    Loudoun Benefit Horse Show “Premier”
    Low Hunter Champion
  • 2014-15

    Interscholastic Equestrian Association
    • Earned 18 blue ribbons at regular season competitions
    • Qualified the Foxcroft Team, as well as 10 Individual riders, to compete in 13 classes at IEA Regional Finals
    • Qualified three Individual riders to compete at IEA Zone Finals
     
    HITS Culpeper Finals Horse Show “Premier”
    High Children’s Jumper Champion

    Stonewall Country Horse Show II “National”
    High Children’s Jumper Classic Winner

    Winter Equestrian Festival Horse Show “Premier” – Week 8
    Large Children’s Pony Hunter Reserve Champion

    Winter Equestrian Festival Horse Show “Premier” – Week 10
    Large Children’s Pony Hunter Reserve Champion

    Lexington Spring Premiere Horse Show “Premier”
    • Pre-Children’s Hunter Champion
    • High Children’s Jumper Champion
    • High Children’s Jumper Classic Winner
    • Children’s Jumper Style Award
     
    Lexington Spring Encore Horse Show “Premier”
    Small/Medium Children’s Pony Hunter Reserve Champion

    Keswick Horse Show “National”
    High Children’s Jumper Classic Winner

    Upperville Colt and Horse Show “Premier”
    Large Local Pony Hunter Reserve Champion

    Loudoun Benefit Horse Show “Premier”
    • High Children’s Jumper Reserve Champion
    • Small/Medium Children’s Pony Hunter Champion
     
    Warrenton Pony Show “National”
    Large Children’s Pony Hunter Reserve Champion

    Manchester Summer Festival Horse Show “Premier”
    • High Children's Jumper Champion
    • Small/Medium Children’s Pony Hunter Champion

    Manchester Classic Horse Show “Premier”
    • High Children’s Jumper Reserve Champion
    • Small/Medium Children’s Pony Hunter Reserve Champion
     
    Vermont Summer Festival Circuit Standings
    Small/Medium Children’s Pony Hunter Circuit Champion

    Lexington National Horse Show “Premier”
    • Low Children’s/Adult Hunter Reserve Champion
    • Special Children’s Hunter Champion
    • High Children’s Jumper Champion
    • High Children’s Jumper Classic Winner
    • Leading Jumper Rider Award
     
    Swan Lake Swan Song I Horse Show “Regional”
    • Modified Hunter Reserve Champion
    • Children’s Pony Hunter Champion
    • Pre-Adult Hunter Champion
    • High Children’s Jumper Classic Winner
     
    Swan Lake Swan Song II Horse Show “Regional”
    • Modified Hunter Champion
    • Children’s Pony Hunter Champion
    • Pre-Adult Hunter Champion
    • High Children’s Jumper Classic Winner
  • 2013-14

    Interscholastic Equestrian Association
    Qualified the Foxcroft Team, as well as three riders, to compete at IEA Zone Finals. Foxcroft finished first out of 12 teams.

    IEA Nationals Finals 
    Team Finish - 10th Place
    Individual, Junior Varsity Beginner Flat 5th Place

    Washington International Horse Show "Premier"
    Children's Jumper Championship — 8th Place

    Lexington Spring Encore Horse Show "Premier"
    High Children's Jumper Reserve Champion
    Children's Jumper Style Award Winner 

    Upperville Colt & Horse Show "Premier"
    Low Children's Jumper Champion

    Loudoun Benefit Horse Show "Premier"
    High Children's Jumper Champion
    High Children's Jumper Classic Winner

    Showday National Horse Show "Premier"
    High Children's Jumper Champion
    High Children's Jumper Reserve Champion
    High Children's Jumper Classic Winner

    Lexington National Horse Show "Premier"
    High Children's Jumper Champion
    High Children's Jumper Reserve Champion
    High Children's Jumper Classic Winner
    High Adult Jumper Reserve Winner
    Leading Jumper Rider Award

    HITS Winston National Horse Show "Premier"
    High Children's Jumper Champion

    HITS Constitution Classic Horse Show "Premier"
    High Children's Jumper Champion

    HITS Culpepper "Premier" Circuit Standings
    High Children's Jumper Champion


  • 2012-13

    Interscholastic Equestrian Association
    Earned 27 blue ribbons at regular season competitions

    Qualified the Foxcroft Team, as well as nine Individual riders,
    to compete in 12 classes at IEA Regional Finals

    Qualified the Foxcroft Team, as well as three Individual riders, to compete
    at IEA Zone Finals. Foxcroft finished sixth out of 12 teams.

    Reserve National Champion, Individual, Varsity Intermediate Over Fences at IEA National Finals

    National Champion, Individual, Varsity Intermediate Flat at IEA National Finals

    Oak Ridge Medal Finals
    Reserve Champion
    Also: Third, Seventh, and Tenth

    SWVHJA Hunter Seat Medal Finals 
    Champion
    Also: Seventh

    Lexington Spring Premiere Horse Show "Premier"
    High Children’s Jumper Reserve Champion
    Children’s Jumper Style Award Winner

    Upperville Colt & Horse Show "Premier"
    Children’s Jumper Champion
    Children’s Jumper Reserve Champion
    1.15m Children’s Jumper Classic Winner

    Loudoun Benefit Horse Show “Premier”
    Local Hunter Champion

    Warrenton Pony Show “National”
    Adult Amateur Hunter 18-35 Reserve Champion

    Showday National Horse Show “Premier”
    Children’s Hunter 14 & Under Reserve Champion

    Constitution Classic Horse Show “Premier”
    Schooling Hunter Champion
    Schooling Pony Hunter Reserve Champion
    Children’s Hunter 14 & Under Reserve Champion

    HITS Culpeper “Premier” Circuit Standings
    Children’s Hunter 14 & Under Champion

    Lexington National Horse Show “Premier”
    VHSA Children’s Medal Finals: qualified one rider
    VHSA Adult Medal Finals: qualified two riders (alumnae)
    Virginia Horse Center Adult Equitation Derby Winner
  • 2011-12

    Interscholastic Equestrian Association
    Reserve National Champion, Individual, Varsity Open Flat at IEA National Finals

    American Eventing Championships
    Novice: qualified one rider
    Beginner Novice: qualified one rider

    USEA Area II Championships
    Novice: qualified one rider
    Beginner Novice: qualified one rider

    Lexington Spring Premiere Horse Show "Premier"
    Fletcher Hunter Champion
    Intermediate Hunter Reserve Champion
    Limit Hunter Reserve Champion

    Lexington Spring Encore Horse Show "Premier"
    Intermediate Hunter Champion
    Limit Hunter Reserve Champion

    Loudoun Benefit Horse Show "Premier"
    1.05m Jumper Champion
    1.10m Jumper Champion

- Saylor H. ’18

“I really love the IEA team. Riding is not usually considered a team sport and that turns many people off because it feels good to be part of a team. IEA opens up that door.”

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  • Kate Worsham 

    Director of Riding
    540.687.4582
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  • Kendall Bear 

    Assistant Director of Riding
    540.687.4584
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  • Allie Pelz 

    Assistant Director of Riding
    540.687.4584
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  • Jeff  Worsham 

    Stable Manager
    540.687.4583
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An all-girls boarding and day school in Northern Virginia, Foxcroft prepares young women in grades 9-12 for success in college and in life. Our outstanding academic program offers challenging courses, including Advanced Placement classes and an innovative STEM program. Our premiere equestrian program is nationally recognized, and our athletic teams have won conference and state championships. Experience the best in girls' boarding schools: visit Foxcroft.