• Welcome to John Champe's Equestrian Team!

     
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    ** We will not be competing as a formal team in IEA this year. With all the questions surrounding the ability to run shows in the winter and come spring, we decided to postpone the team for this year. Please contact Courtney if you are intersted in lessons and showing with us this year. 
     
    For information you may contact:
     
    TEAM RIDING INSTRUCTOR & COACH: Courtney Putz at Hunts End Stables
    (703) 728-8555 Courtney@huntsendstables.com or visit their website at www.huntsendstables.com
     
    TEAM SCHOOL SPONSOR AND ASSISTANT COACH: Stephanie Moi, English, Rm 2613 email: Stephanie.moi@lcps.org
     
    The John Champe Equestrian Team competes in IEA shows throughout the fall and winter. Show dates will be posted.
     

    Equestrian Team 

    (Information from Hunts End Website)
     

    Virginia IS horse country! We are representing the second Northern Virginia Public High School equestrian team. We will offer John Champe High School riders the opportunity to compete in the hunt seat arena with other schools in the surrounding area. They will have an opportunity to be recognized by colleges, feel a connection with their school and other students as well as continue growth in a sport they already love. Our goal is to make every rider a better rider, leader, student, and ultimately contributing responsible adult. Our barn is convenient to John Champe High School, and riders would be able to utilize the school bus transportation if necessary. 

    About the coach: Courtney Putz is a rider, coach and trainer. She was raised on an Arabian breeding farm. She has been riding and training horses her entire life and currently competes in the Eventing discipline. She has been teaching for about ten years and has discovered that teaching is her passion. She encourages riders to learn every facet of the horse world and always challenges them to push to the next level. She is extremely excited to launch this program and looking forward to a fantastic year with John Champe High School.

     
    About the Sponsor/Assistant Coach: Stephanie started riding when she was in 9th grade. She took lessons through high school and in college, began teaching riding lessons over the summers at a girls sleep-away camp. After school, she moved to Houston, TX where she started her career as an English teacher, but she also continued riding and showing in local shows while also teaching lessons based in hunt seat equitation. This summer, Stephanie moved to Loudoun County and is in her 6th year at Champe as an English teacher. She is excited to be helping out with the team and looks forward to an exciting year.