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Rising Mason H.S. Junior Earns Equestrian Varsity Letters

sportsamandaequestrianeditGeorge Mason High School rising junior Amanda Zavala recently earned varsity letters for her sophomore and freshman years as a High School Equestrian Athlete.

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Amanda Zavala (Photo: Courtesy Michelle Harris)

George Mason High School rising junior Amanda Zavala recently earned varsity letters for her sophomore and freshman years as a High School Equestrian Athlete.

The new High School Equestrian Athlete program is offered by the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF), the organization which serves as the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport in the U.S. The program’s requirements include USEF membership, documentation of at least 100 hours spent in practice, and participation in certified competitions. The program recognizes the accomplishments of equestrian athletes who do not have the opportunity to earn varsity letters in their chosen sport at their high school.

Zavala, who competes in the equitation, jumpers and hunters disciplines, has been a competitive rider for six years. She plans to pursue equestrian sports in college.