Randolph-Macon is proud to offer riders whose passion is three-day Eventing the opportunity to continue to ride and compete while receiving an outstanding liberal arts education. Our location, in the heart of USEA Area II, gives us unparalleled access to some of the best professionals and competitions in the country. Most are less than a two-hour drive from R-MC.
The team enjoys training and traveling together to competitions as well as watching each other’s weekly lessons for more opportunities to learn. The team will also travel to nearby cross country courses for schooling in preparation for competition. There are numerous outstanding spots, all within an hour's drive.
The Eventing Team is based out of Hillbrook Farm, a 160-acre farm 10 miles from campus. Hillbrook offers event riders a regulation-size dressage area, show jumping area, cross country practice field and a half-mile galloping track.
Eventing Team Coach
The team trains with Mimi Combs. Combs was the First Alternate for the U.S. Eventing team at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, has represented the U.S. at Burghley 4 Star in England, placed numerous times at Rolex and Fair Hill International, and placed at Checkmate and Bromont Internationals in Canada. She is a graduate A of the U.S. Pony Club, has competed through 4th level dressage, was the North American Young Rider Champion, and was winner of the USEA Courtney Reeves Award. Combs has ridden in many USET Elite Training Sessions and has been coached by top trainers her whole career. Combs, who enjoys teaching all levels of students and horses, earned her degree from Principia College in sociology and anthropology.
Combs lives at her training facility, High Point Farm, in Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband Mark Combs. She travels to Ashland each week to coach and also travels to competitions with the team.
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2015 - 2016 Eventing Team Roster
Emily Digney '18
Michelle Gnozzio '20
Erin Kober '19
Katie LaValee '19
Madlen Lesesne '19
Tori Mellott '20
Vanessa Stolztfus '20
Rachel Wade '17