Oxbridge Equestrian Team Places In Two Competitions With Strong Start To Season

Oxbridge Academy Equestrian Team members (L-R) Samantha Adamczyk, Ivy Ankerson and Ava Tarone.

The Oxbridge Academy Equestrian Team has started its season well by placing third overall in both the first and second interscholastic equestrian competitions this season. Both competitions were held at the Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Center in Delray Beach on Dec. 5 and Dec. 6, respectively.

Team members competing included seniors Samantha Adamczyk of Loxahatchee, Ivy Ankerson of West Palm Beach and Jade Johnson of Palm Beach Gardens; juniors Ava Tarone of West Palm Beach and Mackenzie Hannan of Wellington; and freshman Sophia Derrin of Palm Beach Gardens. The team is coached by Heidi and Steve Lengyel of Wall Street Farm in Wellington.

“The Oxbridge Academy Equestrian Team has evolved into a strong, well-rounded competitive team in South Florida,” coach Steve Lengyel said. “With a strong third place finish in our first two competitions, I foresee the team advancing to regional playoffs in 2021.”

The Oxbridge Equestrian Team is a member of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association, a nonprofit organization pursuing its mission of introducing students in private and public middle and secondary schools to equestrian sport. No rider needs to own a horse to participate, and IEA provides a mount and tack to each student at every event, eliminating obstacles and allowing more students to participate.

Oxbridge is a private college preparatory high school in West Palm Beach serving grades 9-12. For more info., visit www.oapb.org or call (561) 972-9600.