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Farmington Hunts MSA Campus

Farmington Hunts MSA Campus

On October 20th, the Farmington Hunt Club hunted on the Miller School of Albemarle campus and some adjoining properties.  In addition to the FHC members, there were three students from MSA participating – Ainsley Hanson, Josh Kim and Ralph Jang.  For Josh and Ralph this was their first time fox […]

 
12th Grade English Class Makes Real Life Connection With Assignment

12th Grade English Class Makes Real Life Connection With Assignment

The 12th grade English class just finished Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses. At the end of the unit, we took a trip to Mechums View Farm to give the students a little experience interacting with real horses. Many of the students had never been on or even around a horse, […]

 
End of the Semester Awards Ceremony

End of the Semester Awards Ceremony

Yesterday had all of MSA gathered together to celebrate the best of our best (because everyone at MSA is the best, and we already know that!) with our end of the third semester Awards Ceremony. Both academic and athletic awards were given, and there were many proud moments. Below is […]

 
October Fox Hunt at MSA

October Fox Hunt at MSA

The students in the Equestrian Program have been working on their riding skills, the MSA trails and the horses in preparation for the Farmington Hunt Club fox hunt at MSA on Thursday, October 9.  The hunt was a great success with over 35 riders.  Our MSA fox showed us some […]

 
Equestrian Team Off to Fair Weather Season Start

Equestrian Team Off to Fair Weather Season Start

The Miller Equestrian team  is off to a great start for the fall season! With the perfect weather for riding, we have learned so much in just the first two weeks, we have so much more to learn and it is going to be such an awesome season. So far […]

 
Weekend Polo Outing

Weekend Polo Outing

After a presentation on polo given in assembly on Friday by Ryland Reback and Gabe Beroza, students in the equestrian program and others had the opportunity to attend a polo match on the grass at King Family in Crozet.  The students enjoyed watching the action and Ryland did a great […]

 
First Ride of the Season for Equestrians

First Ride of the Season for Equestrians

Athletics is off to a great start on only the second day of classes and everyone is getting settled into their chosen sports. Here are some snapshots from the first day of riding for our equestrians. For some students, this will have been their first time on a horse! More […]

 
New Jumps a Team Effort

New Jumps a Team Effort

Students working together designed and built three horse jumps for MSA trails.  Equestrian Program students Cassy Chan, “Patrick” Jin, Amanda Histand and Emma Freeauf chose the location for the coops.  Design/Build students Patrick Cogan, Sam Purcell, Brian Purdy, and James Semerling, under the leadership of Mr. Hanson built the coops. […]

 
Equestrians Visit with Alumni

Equestrians Visit with Alumni

MSA alumni, Putney Smith and Bill Nguyen, returned to the stables today to visit with the current students in the Equestrian Program. While cleaning tack in preparation for our in-house fun show on Thursday, the students chatted about mounts, riding to hounds at MSA, school and college.  Thanks for the […]