Tag Archives: Equestriennes

CGA Honors Organizations-Equestriennes

Last weekend, as part of the CGA 40th Anniversary Celebration, the Equestrienne team performed. As always, the girls looked sharp. For a chance though, they did have a couple of horses that were a little higher strung than usual. I attribute this to the fact that it was a nice day and on Saturday morning, Culver Academy lets their horses out to play in the paddocks. The horses probably wanted to keep playing.

Here are some of the photos; additional photos can be found at our website: http://www.culverphotos.com/10_15_11_equestriennes

Culver Academy Graduation Photos: Honor Organization Performances

One of the first events of Culver Academy’s graduation weekend involved the performances of the Honor Organizations, which included the Color Guard, the CGA Silent Drill Team, the Equestriennes, the Four Gun Drill, and the Lancers. Originally scheduled for outdoors, I was looking forward to getting photos in natural light. The last time that I was able to shoot these groups outside was during the 2008-2009 school year. Unfortunately, Culver Academies had to make the decision to hold the performances indoors. The weather was nice so it was a bit of a surprise. I suspect that there was some fear of damaging the parade field before the final garrison parade. It rained a lot this past week, so I think the organizers made a good decision.

As always, the groups looked great and they changed their routines slightly from the performances over Parent’s Weekend and Alumni Weekend. In addition to different routines, the various teams honored their graduating seniors. It was classy and brought back some memories for me from when I was a senior in that same position 23 years ago.

I’ve posted a few photos here. Others are posted at


Culver Academy Horsemanship Photos: Eqestrienne Performance

Another great performance for the CGA Equestriennes. Coach Lynn Rasch and the girls should be proud that they can pull together such great performances this early in the year. I’ve posted a few photos here though there are many more at www.culverphotos.com.


Culver Academy Photographer: Horsemanship Weekend- Equestriennes

There is something to be said about the beauty of a well cared for, well groomed horse in motion. This evening, I was fortunate enough to watch, what I believe was, the first performance of the 2009-2010 school year of the Culver Girls Academy Equenstrienne team. As they always done, the CGA Equestriennes put on a great show coreographed with music from the Lancer band. This was one of the events scheduled during the Vaugn Equestrienne Center dedication weekend. For those not familiar with the Equestriennes, they are an Honor organization dressage team made up of female riders enrolled in Riding at Culver Academy. They are the female equivalant of the Lancers which has been around Culver since the 1930s. I’ve posted some photos here but there are more at www.culverphotos.com. If you happen to be looking for better photos of the Equestriennes, please vist the Honor Organizations section on www.culverphotos.com and look at the photos taken from the outdoor performances last Spring. With natural, sunny light, these photos turned out wonderful.