Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WIll Coleman, Woodberry '01, Makes Olympic Bid for 2012

Will Coleman and Twizzel
Courtesy of Meri Hyoky 
Will Coleman, Woodberry Forest School '01, is in the process of gaining selection to the U.S. Olympic Team in Horseback Riding.

Will was named the North American Young Rider Champion in 2001 and the Under-25 Champion in 2002 in England. To this day, he is still the only American to ever achieve this title. In 2004, he was the leading USEA Young Rider in the country. In 2008, riding Twizzel, Will placed third at Millbrook Horse Trails and third at the American Eventing Championships. In 2009, the pair placed 7th in the CIC3 at Jersey Fresh before heading to Germany for Twizzel's first attempt at the 4-star level.

Woodberry Forest School is a small all-male boarding school located in Woodberry Forest, Madison County, Virginia. It was founded in 1889 by Captain Robert Stringfellow Walker, a member of the 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry. Currently, it has an enrollment of 402 students from over 25 U.S. states and 18 foreign countries.

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