Assistant Coach Logan Fiorentino
May 10, 2011
ATHENS ---- Madison Clark, a talented rider in the Hunt Seat discipline from Brighton, Mich., has signed a national letter-of-intent to attend Georgia and ride next season for the Bulldogs, according to an announcement Tuesday from UGA head coach Meghan Boenig.
Clark is currently completing her preparatory coursework for graduation from the K12 International Academy, an online homeschooling program. She also trains with former UGA Equestrian great Haylie Jayne and her family of trainers, who also work with UGA freshman . Clark also chose to attend UGA for its combination of excellence in athletics and academics, with plans to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine and a career as an equine vet.
“We are very excited to have Madi joining us next year," said UGA Hunt Seat assistant Logan Fiorentino. "She has had a tremendous experience working with one of the top training families in the country. We are fortunate to sign someone who has been able to balance a high academic standard with an elite riding and training program. Madi knows the results of hard work and has spent the past 18 months riding a variety of horses every day. She will make a wonderful addition to our team and to the University of Georgia. ”
Clark has amassed a number of riding honors, including: Winner of the Marshall and Sterling Children’s Medal Final; Reserve Champion - IHJA Children’s Medal Finals, along with various other top placings in the junior equitation classes.
Clark is the fifth high school senior to sign with the Bulldogs during the spring signing period. She joins fellow Hunt Seat specialists Hannah Spiegler of Mechanicsville, Va., and Megan Southam of Langley, British Columbia, as well as Western riders Paige Stawicki of Argyle, Texas, and Morgan Justiss of Alpharetta.