Equestrian

The Geffen Academy at UCLA Equestrian team competes in the Interscholastic Equestrian League (I.E.L.) All of the competitions are hosted at the Hansen Dam Horse Park. Riders from 6th Grade through 12th Grade are eligible to compete for the Bruins.

Elizabeth Ashforth

Equestrian Program Director

For the past nine years, Elizabeth was a science instructor at the Marlborough School. She was Program Head of its Leonetti O’Connell Honors Research in Science Program, which provides mentorship for advanced STEM students in professional research labs around Los Angeles. This program allows students the opportunity to undertake challenging research and to communicate their results through professional presentations. Previously, Elizabeth spent 17 years working in the biopharmaceutical industry, specializing in the global development and marketing of, and education on, therapeutics based on classical pharmacology, gene therapy and biotechnology. She graduated from Leeds University in the UK with a double major in Biochemistry and Pharmacology, and completed her Ph.D at Manchester University in Pharmacokinetics. She is an avid horseback rider and was Head Coach for the Marlborough Equestrian Team for many years.

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