Monday Video: #MondayMotivation Thanks to Alexandra MacLeod

Can we officially add Alexandra MacLeod‘s name to the list of way cool eventing wonder women? (The correct answer is YES.)

In case you missed it, Alex recently topped the leaderboard of the Galway Downs Fall International CCI4*-L with her and her mother Carla’s Newmarket Jack, a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Newmarket Jewel — Newmarket Chantepie). The only pair in their division to finish on their dressage score, they climbed from seventh after dressage to clinch their first ever FEI win.

As if that isn’t impressive enough, Alex also earned her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine just last spring. A former Area II Young Rider, she has managed to make riding and competing in eventing fit around her undergraduate studies and veterinary school, and now her post-doctoral work and education — that’s no mean feat! While Alex originally hails from the East Coast, she has recently moved to California for an internship in Los Angeles (of course she brought Jack with her!) where she’ll be focusing on radiology and imaging.

Thanks Alex, for showing us that with enough hard work and dedication you CAN do at all. Let’s enjoy Alex and Jack’s cross country from Galway run thanks to Ride On Video!

Galway Downs International (Temecula, Ca.): [Website] [Final Scores]