Watkinson private high school senior Tessa B. signed her national letter of intent as the number one 2022 D1 commit to the University of Georgia equestrian team. The Georgia Bulldogs’ equestrian program has been the epitome of success since its inception in 2001. Since the program started, the Bulldogs have reached unprecedented heights, including six national titles, seven reserve national titles, six Southern Equestrian Championships, and three Southeastern Conference Championships.
Tessa entered into the horse world through a pre-school raffle, and it soon became a lifetime passion for her. Spending her winters in Wellington, Florida — competing on the elite competition circuit with the best riders in the world — has pushed her to be the best version of herself on and off the horse. Tess’ hard work and dedication has led her to become a national champion, be named the best junior rider of 2020 at the Washington international equitation final, and earn a team gold medal at the junior jumper final, among many other national accomplishments.
Tessa says, “All of my accomplishments could not have been possible without my family and the strong team I’m surrounded by — which includes Watkinson School — that has been a big part of her success and journey for the past seven years.”
Pictured with her parents, Hagan and Alicia, on NLI signing day.
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