Keep the Equestrian Facility and program open at Andrews Osborne Academy !
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Keep the Equestrian Facility and program open at Andrews Osborne Academy !

    1. Anne Hedge
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      Anne Hedge

      Aubrey, TX

The Andrews School for Girls was founded in 1910 as a school to educate and inspire self-reliant young women. Since the 1980's, the school has also had an outstanding Equestrian Program that fostered hard work ethics, compassion, and strong life-long friendships among the students that participated in the lesson and showing program. Andrews was the springboard for me personally to a career in the  Equine industry, and was a lifesaver for  me during my highschool years. I don't know where I would be now without it. My sentiments are echoed strongly by MANY Alumni. 

In 1997/98 The Andrews School built and developed a brand new state of the art Equestrian facility. The new facility allowed for the expansion of Equestrian sport in to the NW Ohio area and the IEA started there in 2002 (now a hugly succesful national program) Andrews was also host of the prestigious Pony Finals in 2003, attracting large numbers of trainers, parents, and students to the school. The Equestrian Center was a viable and important part of the Andrews School Prior to the merger with the Phillips-Osburne Academy in 2007.  

The current Board of Directors has just voted to eliminate the Equestrian facility and program, and replace the facility with indoor lacrosse, soccer, and baseball fields. All of this as the women's lacrosse and soccer programs have already been cut.   I want to bring this petition to the current and new heads of school and the entire Board of Directors of Andrews Osborne Academy letting them know very strongly that the current path the school is taking is  not the school that I want to send my children  to, nor lend any financial support to now or in the future. The new administration is demonstrating zero respect for any of the traditions that Andrews brought to the merger. Please join me in making our voices heard!  

Anne Hedge Class of 1995

Whitehedge Farm

Aubrey, Texas

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    • Sadie Patronite MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH
      • 3 months ago

      Its a lovely facility and I remember dreaming of having enough money to board my horses there, if for nothing else, the atmosphere. everyone shares the same passion and that's not something you can find just anywhere

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    • Katie Griffin CANAL WINCHESTER, OH
      • 3 months ago

      I showed IEAin high school and the Andrews School hosted nationals back then. The school is still a force to be reckoned with in IEA. The facility is amazing and it would be sad to see it thrown away. I believe for the girls that go here the equine program is like a second home to them. It also builds character and work ethic.

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    • Hannah Tradowsky KIRTLAND, OH
      • 4 months ago

      Our daughter will be attending AOA in the Fall as a Kindergartener. Our family was looking forward to the integration of the equestrian program with her schooling. Very disappointed.

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    • Richard Jenne WILLOWICK, OH
      • 4 months ago

      We are hearing that the Two women that ran the center are starting up thier own facility, if this is so please contact me.

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    • Gaylene Fay CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, PA
      • 4 months ago

      There is a facility in Geneva Ohio that already has indoor facility for these sports and has had its struggle. The equestrian center adds something different to market the school. It also one of the top sports for girls as it teaches so many life skills different from any other team sport you can play.

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