Assistant Coach Logan Fiorentino
April 26, 2011
ATHENS ---- The 5-time national champion Georgia Equestrian team enjoyed a busy spring signing period. Head coach Meghan Boenig on Tuesday announced that Hannah Spiegler, a decorated jumper from Mechanicsville, Va., has signed a national letter-of-intent to attend UGA and compete next season for the Bulldogs.
Spiegler is currently a senior at Hanover High School in Mechanicsville. Already this season she has qualified for the prestigious 2011 Devon Horse Show in Devon, Pa. Last year she compiled a slew of honors including:
> Qualifying and competing in the Devon, Pennsylvania National and Washington International Horse Shows
> Best Junior Rider on a Horse at Horse Show in the Sun (HITS) Culpepper show
> Small Junior Hunter 16-17 Circuit Champion, also at HITS Culpepper
> Top 10 in the Nation and 3rd in Zone 3 in Small Junior Hunter 16-17 division
> Virginia Horse Show Association (VHSA) Junior Hunter year-end Reserve Champion
> Seventh at Tad Coffin Junior Equitation Finals
"We are very excited to have Hannah joining our program," Georgia hunt seat assistant coach Logan Fiorentino said. "She has a great ability to handle different horses, as well as the patience to ride unfamiliar horses. I believe she will make a smooth adjustment to the Varsity Equestrian format. Hannah is a bright young lady who comes with an excitement and passion for Georgia and we are very fortunate to be able to call her a Bulldog.”
Spiegler has trained with noted trainer Pam Baker, who includes current UGA senior jumper Kacy Jenkins among her pupils.
Spiegler becomes the first rider to sign with the Bulldogs during the spring signing period, which began April 20 and will conclude Aug. 1