April 26, 2004
The Georgia equestrian team recently signed Jamie Barge as one of the first members of its 2004 Hunt Seat recruiting class.
Barge is highly touted and currently ranked at No. 11 in the nation by Bates USA Equitation Computer Ranking, a listing that includes males and females.
A much decorated rider, Barge is trained by Valerie Renihan. Barge's accolades include a BigEq.com index ranking as high as 20, a win at the Lake Placid WIHS, reserve champion at the Kathy Scholl Equitation Classic, and Capital Challenge Hunter and Equitation ribbons, including NHJC Equitation Championship.
She has competed at the 2002 Medal and Maclay Finals, for which she also qualified in 2003, and the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL.
A native of Greenwich, Conneticut, Barge has been riding for eight years and is a senior at Greenwhich High School with a 3.6 GPA.