Alexandra Ladove, a senior at The Grauer School in Encinitas and Rancho Santa Fe resident, has signed a letter of intent to join Auburn University’s Equestrian Team. The Grauer School celebrated Ladove’s success with a signing ceremony. Ladove has been riding for the past ten years.This winter and spring she is currently ranked fourth in the nation and first on the west coast for equitation. Most recently Ladove won the Los Angeles Hunter Jumper Association (LAHJA) Junior Medal Final and the October Gold Coast National Hunter Derby.

Auburn University’s Equestrian Team holds three national championship titles; most recently they held the title in 2013. Alex is looking forward to helping the team secure another national championship and remarks, “It is a huge honor for me to be selected and recruited by Auburn because their team has such an amazing coaching staff and a great depth of riding talent.”

Grauer Head of School, Stuart Grauer, congratulated Ladove at the signing ceremony stating, “Equitation requires equanimity, as well as grace, courage, and fitness in every sense. We commend you, Alex, on your achievements.”

Outside of riding, Ladove is an exceptional student who also works on some feature films. She hopes to earn a degree in business and possibly work in the film industry acting and producing. She is most looking forward to attending Auburn University because of its incredible school spirit and amazing traditions.