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Four Inductees to the 2014 Equestrian Wall of Fame

Stoneleigh-Burnham School will induct four alumnae into the Equestrian Wall of Fame on Saturday, September 27. The Wall of Fame was created in 2010 to honor equestriennes who have made outstanding contributions to riding during their time at Stoneleigh-Burnham or in life thereafter. In addition, on Sept. 27 SBS will induct two alumnae into the Athletic Hall of Fame for their excellence in boxing and lacrosse.

The 2014 Inductees into the Equestrian Wall of Fame are Margaret “Gigi” Altmiller McIntosh ’72, Alexandra Linscheid O’Toole ’03, Caroline Roffman ’06, and Alexandra Warriner ’90.

Inductions into the SBS Equestrian Wall of Fame and Athletic Hall of Fame are made every other year. The schedule of events for Sat., Sept. 27 is as follows:

4:30 p.m. Panel discussion with inductees
6:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner and awards ceremony

Margaret “Gigi” Altmiller McIntosh ’72

Noted Accomplishments:

  • 2012 Qualified for the London Selection Trials, including successful trips at back-to-back CPEDI***s in Wellington, FL, as well as shows at Morven Park and Dressage at Saratoga
  • 2010 Competed in the WEG
  • 1997-1998 Competed in the CCI*** and CCI **** at Rolex Kentucky 3-Day
  • 1987-1999 Evented several horses with help from Bruce Davidson
  • 1979-1983 Working student/groom for George Theodorescu in Sassenberg, W. Germany
  • 1976-1979 Working student and barn manager for Gunnar Ostergaard and Ellin Dixon
  • 1970-1976 Working student for May and Denny Emerson

McIntosh has been riding for more than 50 years. In 1999, she suffered a tragic fall in a cross-country event that left her paralyzed from the chest down. Determined not to give up, McIntosh began riding again six months later, and with her coach’s encouragement started to compete in dressage two years ago and is eternally grateful for having the opportunity to regain her mobility. McIntosh had extensive riding experience before her accident as a working student for May and Denny Emerson, working student and barn manager for Gunnar Ostergaard and Ellin Dixon and working student/groom for George Theodorescu in Sassenberg, W. Germany. From 1987-1999, she evented several horses with help from Bruce Davidson, which culminated in completing the CCI*** and CCI**** at Rolex Kentucky 3-Day in 1997 and 1998. Six months after her accident, she started to ride with Jane Cory, the owner of the Cort Center for Therapeutic Riding at Pleasant Hollow Farm in Pleasant Valley, PA. She initially asked Missy and Jessica Ransehousen for help just before the WEG in 2010 and has been fortunate to enjoy their expertise ever since. This past year has been a whirlwind of qualifications for the London 2012 selection trials, including successful trips at back-to-back CPEDI ***s in Wellington, FL, as well as shows at Morven Park and Dressage at Saratoga. McIntosh is currently looking for her next top para mount. McIntosh has been married since 1983 and has two grown children, Charlotte and Cameron. Her husband, Brian, is a retired banker and they currently reside in Reading, PA.

Alexandra Linscheid O’Toole ’03

Noted Accomplishments:

  • 2008 Opened Wisteria Farm in Monroe, GA
  • 2006 Turned professional and completed her degree in Sports Business
  • 2006 Competed for UGA’s NCAA Equestrian Team, was part of a SEC Championship Team and the NCAA Championship Team
  • 2003 One of the first members of the NCAA Equestrian Team at the University of Georgia

O’Toole started riding at age four and soon after began showing locally and then on the “A” Circuit throughout New England. She rode for Stoneleigh-Burnham’s IEA Team during her three years of high school and was appointed Open High Point Rider and went on to win IEA Nationals two years in a row. During her junior year, O’Toole attended Mass, New England and AHSA Medal Finals on various mounts. In her senior year, she placed third in the Open Over Fences and Open Flat, and she placed third in the Open Championship at Nationals. She also attended many “AA” shows across New England with trainers Olana Laffey, Mina Payne Cooper, Nicold Jochec, Susan Shallcross, George Halkett, Sarah Willaman, Michael Keogh, Betsy Kennedy and Karen Hutchinson. In 2003, the University of Georgia recruited O’Toole for their new NCAA Equestrian Team. In 2006, she earned many top accomplishments and was a part of the SEC Championship Team and the NCAA Championship Team. After deciding to become a professional rider in 2006, she began teaching at a privately owned facility while completing her degree in Sports Business. In 2008, O’Toole and her husband, Ryan, bought a beautiful farm in Monroe, GA where “Wisteria Farm” now resides permanently on 30 acres. O’Toole enjoys teaching all levels of the Hunter, Jumper and Equitation disciplines, as well as importing horses and working with them to re-sell. She has imported many top Jumpers and Hunters who have sold across the country, as she is experienced in finding suitable horses for her clients and helping them to reach their goals in the show ring. She focuses on serving her clients with the best possible care and training through supplying the best boarding and instruction in the area.

Caroline Roffman ’06

Noted accomplishments:

  • 2013 USEF National Reserve I-1 Champion
  • 2013 Reserve Champion at Aachen CDI05* Under 25 Grand Prix
  • 2013 Nations Cup Dressage Gold Medal Team, Individual Bronze Medal
  • 2012 USEF National Intermediare 1 Champion
  • 2012 USEF National Developing Horse Prix St. Georges Champion
  • 2012 Nations Cup Dressage Gold Medal
  • 2011 FEI 5 Year Old Markel/USEF National Champion
  • 2011 FEI 6 Year Old Markel/USEF Reserve National Champion
  • 2011 USEF National Developing Horse Prix St. Georges Reserve Champion
  • 2011 USEF National Brentina Cup Champion
  • 2010 USEF Reserve Champion 4 Year Old
  • Roffman has trained with many of dressage’s top names, including Silke Rembacz and Danish Olympian Lars Petersen and has ridden with Christoph Hess, Kyra Kyrklund, Debbie McDonald, Anky van Grunsven, and Steffen Peters.

Roffman had a stellar debut on her inaugural European tour this past summer, which inspired U.S. Dressage chef d’equipe Robert Dover to refer to her as a “rising star,” echoing FEI sentiments expressed in 2010 when she was presented with its Rising Star Award. In June 2013, shortly after earning individual bronze and contributing to team USA 1’s gold medal in the Wellington (FL) Nations Cup, Roffman rewrote U.S. dressage history as the first rider ever invited to compete in the Under 25 Grand Prix division at Aachen and winning its CDIO5* reserve championship on the 14-year-old KWPN gelding Sagacious HF (Welt Hit II / Cocktail). Arriving in Germany at the top of their U.S. Brentina Cup division, Roffman and Sagacious continued to Perl-Borg to finish a close fifth behind German Olympic veteran Isabel Werth in their first CDI Grand Prix Freestyle abroad. A shining example of the U.S. Dressage Young Riders program, the 2012 Intermediare I National Champion (besting U.S. Olympic and World Cup veteran Steffen Peters) and five time NAJYRC medalist owns and operates Lionshare Farm of Wellington, FL and has established the performance record of a formidable contender on FEI small tour, Grand Prix and Young Horse circuits. Lionshare Dressage is a premier dressage training and sales facility that offers training for both horse and rider through the Grand Prix.

Alexandra Warriner ’90

Noted Accomplishments:

  • 2014 World Equestrian Games Bronze Medal Team
  • 2011 Pan American Games Gold Medal Team
  • 2003-Present, Manager for Kent Farrington (ranked #3 in world rankings)
  • 2002-2003 Manager of Sasco Creek Farm
  • 2001-2002 Work Rider for Margie Engle, also 1990-1991
  • 1998-2002 Ridgefield Farm
  • 1998 2nd Maclay Regional Finals
  • 1998 2nd USET Finals
  • 1997 1st MHC Medal Finals
  • 1997 1st Zone 1 Medal Finals
  • 1995-1996 Assistant Manager of Riding Program – Garrison Forrest School
  • Has attended 6 World Cup Finals

Warriner attended Lynchburg College after graduating from Stoneleigh-Burnham. Upon graduating from college in 1995, she began working at the Garrison Forrest School as the Assistant Manager of the Riding Program. She moved onto Ridgefield Farm until 2002 when she was offered a position as Manager for Sasco Creek Farm. Within a year, Warriner was recruited as Manager of Kent Farrington, where she has remained. Currently, Kent Farrington is ranked #3 in the World Rankings. Warriner has attended 6 World Cup Finals and has represented the United States on 12 National Cup Teams. She was a member of the Gold Medal Team at the 2011 Pan American Games and the Bronze Medal Team at the 2014 World Equestrian Games. She is currently based in Wellington, FL but travels to Canada and Europe during the summer and fall seasons.