福克斯克罗夫特的骑马项目是为满足每个女孩的需求而量身定制的, 无论你是第一次骑马还是有经验的女骑手. 如果你想定期参加分级节目, 想要骑车兜风, 或者介于两者之间, 你在我们的项目中有一个位置在东南部的顶尖女子学校. 无论是在家里的课堂上，还是在最高级别的比赛中, we take p骑 in the special place that riding has always held here and the incredible accomplishments of 我们的乘客.
——Valeska F. ’26
“I would've never imagined that I'd grow my riding abilities to the extent that I have at Foxcroft and with the help of my amazing trainers.”
“在马术的成长过程中，我经历了很多起起落落. I’ve built up my confidence in the saddle just to have a voice in my head tell me that I can’t do it. 然而，总有一个更响亮的声音告诉我，我可以，那就是我的教练. 当你告诉自己“我不行”时，他们会确保你知道你可以.”
——Chiara D. ’25
马术 and the responsibility that goes with it have been an integral part of the Foxcroft experience since the all girls prep school opened in 1914. 来自我们学校的创始人(也是第一位骑马老师)Charlotte Haxall Noland, 现任骑术总监, 凯特Worsham, Foxcroft's riding instructors promote the philosophy that the sport helps develop character and the ability to make good decisions.
所有的骑手 福克斯克罗夫特的骑马计划 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 我们的乘客 set the prep school apart and attracts motivated 骑rs from across the country and the globe. 请看看我们最近的一些亮点.
今年秋天的马展日程排得满满的, the time to write about the 骑rs and celebrate their successes was taken by travel and coaching. 现在, with everyone taking a breath and settling into a winter routine of more practice and less travel for competitions, 我们很兴奋地分享骑手们的秋季马术表演冒险的消息.
上周六，太阳城电子app举办了国际能源署的主场展, 10月14日, 在吉恩·杜邦·麦康奈尔马厩和马术竞技场. 大约有70个游乐设施, 九类, 还有16匹马, 福克斯克罗夫特国际能源署小组的八名成员忙得不可开交. 在大约十名学生志愿者的帮助下, 福克斯克罗夫特团队不仅能够举办一场精彩的演出，而且还专注于竞争. A special thanks goes out to our volunteers — we couldn't have done it without all your help!
The Foxcroft IEA Team is excited to host their home IEA competition this Saturday, 10月14日, 2023. The competition begins at 10:15am 在吉恩·杜邦·麦康奈尔马厩和马术竞技场 with Varsity Open Over Fences and should run throughout the first half of the day with 九类. 这个节目是免费向所有人开放的-我们希望你能来支持你的团队!
Foxcroft's IEA team hit the road for their first regular season competition last Saturday, 9月16日, 在利斯堡的Wulf Crest马厩, VA. 只有六名骑手的小车队, 包括三名IEA格式的新人, Foxcroft put points on the board in every class and finished the day with a win with just a one-point difference between the 冠军 and 储备冠军 teams.
毕业于华盛顿与李大学, 骑术总监 凯特Worsham spent the seven years prior to her appointment at Foxcroft as 骑术总监 at Oldfields School. 在奥德菲尔德, 凯特创建了一个蓬勃发展的猎人/跳楼者课程, 担任学校校际马术协会队的教练, and was the head trainer for a horse show program that accommodated 骑rs 竞争 at local through Premier rated competitions.
凯特's first love is teaching and her students excel in learning horsemanship and enjoying riding for pleasure, as well as 竞争 successfully in the equitation ring and the hunter and jumper divisions at a variety of venues in Maryland, 维吉尼亚州, 北卡罗莱纳, 宾西法尼亚, 佛蒙特州, 和佛罗里达. 凯特是一名狂热的马术运动员，拥有25年以上的训练和表演经验, 以及广泛多样的教学背景. 她已经训练了许多骑手成功的马术班由美国批准.S. 马术联合会, 马里兰和弗吉尼亚马展协会, 以及西南弗吉尼亚马展协会.
凯特 and her students have also earned many 冠军ship honors at Premier-rated competitions in divisions such as Low, Pre-Green, 孩子们的, 和初级猎人, 以及在儿童/成人和少年跳楼师. 以证明她的专业精神和性格, 凯特 was awarded Exhibitor of the Week awards at the Lexington Spring Premiere AA Horse Show in 2008, 2009, 2010, 和2016年.
而凯特喜欢骑马和比赛, her true focus is on teaching 骑rs of all levels how to communicate effectively with their horse, 设定目标, 挑战自己，提高自己的位置和技术. 不在马厩的时候, 她喜欢读书，喜欢和丈夫在谢南多厄河(Shenandoah River)消磨时光, 她也是一名终身骑手，也是福克斯克罗夫特的马厩经理. 凯特和杰夫和他们的两只狗Mabli和Wilbur住在Sage的校园里.
肯德尔 熊 joined the Foxcroft 骑 staff as Assistant 骑术总监 in July 2016. 她喜欢在福克斯克罗夫特教各种级别的骑术, as well as serving as co-coach for the School’s IEA team and preparing the 骑rs and horses for competitions.
肯德尔和马一起长大，学会了照顾, 骑, 在母亲的指导下竞争和猎狐, 马术专业人士. 她有大约20年的第一手经验和成功, 竞争, 梳理, and coaching at hunter seat equitation and hunter-jumper “Premier” level horse shows in New England, 佛蒙特州, 纽约, 维吉尼亚州, 和佛罗里达. Her successes include the top honors in her respective equitation division each year between 1998 and 2005 in the Rhode Island Horseman’s Association, 以及新英格兰骑士议会的绶带, 和马萨诸塞州猎人跳绳协会. 肯德尔 also competed and served on the student board of the equestrian team during her time studying at the University of 佛蒙特州, 她在哪里得了B.A. 历史和工作室艺术.
最近, 肯德尔是华盛顿和李大学马术队的助理教练, 同时也是列克星敦Colliers Creek Show Stable的助理驯马师, VA. 肯德尔在W&L, she designed a lesson curriculum for each competition season and helped formalize the structure of the team, 连续四次在老道明运动大会上获得前三名, 包括在2014年赢得最佳车手和最佳新秀, 还有两个预备冠军, 2013年和2015年都是. 她的经历, 好的骑术, and personable demeanor earned her recognition as Exhibitor of the Week at the 2016 Lexington Spring Encore “Premier” horse show.
艾莉Pelz, 谁在2016年7月加入了福克斯克罗夫特骑术学院, came from Sewanee: The University of the South where she progressed from assistant to head coach of the IHSA team and acted as the assistant coach for the ANRC team. 艾莉在塞瓦尼的时候, IHSA队获得第五赛区预备冠军, Region 1 in both 2014 and 2015 and many members of the IHSA team earned Individual 冠军ships and 储备冠军ships for the region. 此前，艾莉曾在田纳西州纳什维尔郊外的一家私人表演农场担任首席培训师. 在那里，她成立了一个初中和高中的国际能源署团队. She also coached students and took them to local and rated horse shows with many year-end championships in MTHJA.
艾莉以B的成绩毕业.A. 在弗吉尼亚因特蒙特学院获得马术研究和辅修工商管理学位, where she was a member of the IHSA team for four years and the team manager her senior year. 她从小在俄亥俄州、德克萨斯州和马里兰州骑马、表演和猎狐长大. During her high school and college years she spent her summers and school breaks riding and 梳理 for trainers in Maryland, 维吉尼亚州, 和佛罗里达.
杰夫也热爱教学. 在冬季任务期间. he has taught a course entitled, "The Whole Horse: An Introduction to Equine Anatomy and Physiology." He enjoys working with the student interns at the stable to help them achieve a better understanding of equine health and the management of different levels of performance horses.
在他很少不在谷仓的日子里, 杰夫喜欢为他妻子做美味的饭菜, 凯特; relaxing on the Shenandoah River; taking photos and exploring the marvels of digital photography; and playing bass. 杰夫和凯特以及他们的两只狗马布里和威尔伯住在校园的塞奇之家.