Cincinnati, Ohio, August 22, 2019 – Saint Ursula Academy student Adeline
Pavlin ’21 of Hyde Park recently competed in the United States Hunter Jumper Association’s
Jumper Championships in Chicago and brought home
the gold medal in the team portion and bronze in the individual portion of the
wins by Adeline come after many years of hard work and hours spent at Kneipp
Farm in Hamilton County with trainer Maria Kneipp. Adeline’s love of riding
began at the age of five when her parents took her to visit the farm as a
birthday present. From there, taking lessons with Maria fueled Adeline’s
passion for the sport. Before she knew it, she went from competing in basic
walk, trot, and crossrails competitions to more experienced and complex competitions.
ago, Adeline bought her horse, Elliot, known in the showing arena as Ragazzo
Carino (“pretty boy” in Italian). Elliot
was bred in Holland for extreme levels of jumping and/or dressage. Adeline credits
her hard work, her talented horse, and the support of her family and her
trainer for her success in the USHJA competition. She and Elliot will compete in the upcoming
USHJA Jumping Seat Finals, NHS Maclay Regionals, USHJA National Gold Star
Jumper Finals, and many other elite competitions that she qualified for earlier
At Saint Ursula
Academy, the 2019-2020 school year will focus on becoming a “Thinker” and
students will be studying women who have made a difference in the world. For Adeline, Maria Kneipp is one of those
invested her time, her knowledge, and her heart into my future not only as a
rider, but also as a person. She is one
of the biggest female role models in my life,” said Adeline.
stood on the podium to receive her medals, she spent some time reflecting on
her friends, family, and her trainer who helped her become successful at such a
high level. She realized those who are
closest to her are the ones encouraging her when the intensity of the training
takes its toll. She also realized that
the ups and downs of her career challenge her to be the best she can be in her
sport. She emphasized how eternally grateful she is for her family and Kneipp
Farm’s endless support and investment in her future.
Adeline is in her junior year at Saint Ursula Academy, she is already looking
at college riding teams in hopes of continuing to ride under the name of a
Division I University.
Saint Ursula Academy is a Catholic, college-preparatory,
secondary school for young women known for academic excellence and rich
tradition. Saint Ursula welcomes students from more than 90 grade schools in
the Greater Cincinnati area. The Academy
is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School. The
campus, located at 1339 E. McMillan Street in East Walnut Hills has been the
home of Saint Ursula Academy and Convent since 1910. The Class of 2018 earned
college scholarships totaling more than $21-million.
Photo caption: Saint Ursula
Academy student Adeline Pavlin ’21 of Hyde Park brings home gold and bronze
with horse Regazzo Carino at USHJA Jumper Championship.