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Woodstock Academy junior Emily Jurnovoy commits to Auburn Equestrian program

Woodstock Academy Junior Emily Jurnovoy of Woodstock has verbally committed to a Division I equestrian program. Born into a family where the love for riding was passed down from her grandmother and mother, Jurnovoy has had a deep-rooted connection with the equestrian lifestyle for as long as she can remember. At age five, Jurnovoy mounted her first horse, and from then on, she began competing.

Under the guidance of Linda Langmeier at the Kelianda Barn in East Granby, CT, Jurnovoy honed her skills, learning not just the art of riding but the discipline, resilience, and grace required to excel in the world of competitive equestrianism. Currently, she competes with her two horses—Calendaro for equitation and It Factor for show jumping.

In recent years, her training schedule has intensified, and now Jurnovoy’s winters are spent in Wellington, Florida. There, she trains and competes for twelve weeks at the Winter Equestrian Festival. During training, she stays on top of her academics at The Woodstock Academy by completing online assignments from her teachers and utilizing a tutoring service.

As her junior year at WA approached, Jurnovoy had visited various division I universities, including Texas A&M, Auburn University, and University of Georgia. After weighing her options, Jurnovoy verbally committed to Auburn’s nationally ranked equestrian program in November of 2023, stating, “I really liked Auburn when I went to visit in September. It was the smaller size of the school that was a good fit for me, and I really liked the trainers.”

She plans to visit Alabama to sign the National Letter of Intent in November of 2024.

A scholarship covering half of her tuition made her commitment even more rewarding. With aspirations to explore the equestrian business world, Jurnovoy hopes to pursue an MBA that potentially combine her passion with her academic pursuits.