Kayla Schneider
Kayla Schneider
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr
Hometown: Vernon, Conn.
High School: Rockville
Major: Accounting

2010-11: Athletic Director's Honor Roll Spring Semester. Division II ADA Academic Achievement Award.

2009-2010: Placed second in open flat at the UMass Dartmouth/Wheaton Home Show (3/16). Was second for intermediate fences at the Brandeis Home Show (3/20). Finished first for open flat and third for intermediate fences, helping the team to a first place finish at the Stonehill College Home Show (3/27). Placed second on open equitation on the flat, helping the team to a second place team finish at the Zone 1 Regional Championships (4/12), and qualifying them for a spot in the ISHA National Champioships.

2008-2009: Placed second in her intermediate flat class at the UMass Dartmouth horse show (10/28). Had a first place finish in the intermediate flat class at the Boston College/ Bridgewater State competition (11/10). Led the team to victory over Tufts (11/17) by winning her open flat class, taking second over fences for intermediate, and winning Champion High Point Rider of the Day award. In an NCAA head-to-head competition with Sacred Heart University (2/2) she won MVP over fences, helping the team to win the competition. Took second place in open flat class at the IHSA competition hosted by Wellesley College (3/13). Won two IHSA scholarships both worth $1000, based on academics, intercollegiate success, and an essay submitted to the association.

2007-2008: Won her intermediate fence class at the Tufts Show (10/7). Placed third in the intermediate flat class. Helped team collect high point team honors at the Boston University horse show (11/14) by winning the intermediate flat. Won the top spot in novice team fences at Zones Competition at Mount Holyoke (4/9). Contributing member of the 2008 IHSA Regional Championship team.

High School: 2007 honors graduate of Rockville High School. Has been riding for 13 years. Named Best Child Rider at the Mystic Valley Hunt Club in 2001. Earned Sportsmanship Award at Conn. Hunter Jumper Association. Zone 1 Children's Rider at the Mystic Valley Hunt Club in 2001. Excellence awards in Spanish and Business. Member of the Interact Community Service organization. National Honor Society member.

Personal: Born December 29, 1988. Daughter of Len and Deb Schneider. Two siblings, Levi (20) and Jared (16).