St. Andrews Hunter Seat Team wins at Chapel Hill
Laurinburg, N.C. – The St. Andrews Presbyterian College Hunter Seat Team continued a strong start to the season by earning High Point Team status at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Zone 4 Region 3 event hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Saturday.
Held at Quail Roost Farm in Rougemont, N.C., St. Andrews earned 44 points with Reserve High Point Team North Carolina State earning 39 points. Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC- Charlotte rounded out the top five.
“The competition was friendly, supportive and lively,” said Coach and Equestrian Program Director for St. Andrews Peggy McElveen. “Riders from seven of our eight schools won blue ribbons and the top four schools were within seven points of each other when the day was done.”
St. Andrews was boosted by first place finishes by Blake Liljestrand in Walk Trot, Miranda Wright in Advanced Walk Trot Canter, Sami Cram in Novice Over Fences, Audrey Bolte in Open Flat, Katie Hansen in Open Flat and Katie Hansen in Open Over Fences.
Second place finishes contributed to the scoring by Jennifer Callahan in Novice Flat, Kali Cram in Novice Flat, Audrey Bolte and Novice Over Fences, and Rob Jacobs in Open Flat. Third place finishes by Lead Davison in Beginning Walk Trot Canter, Alex Fullerton in Novice Flat, and Andrew Michael in Intermediate Over Fences also helped the cause. Kim Graves and Audrey Hayden earned fourth place finishes in Intermediate Flat and Open Flat respectively.
St. Andrews will next compete at Ginny Rollin’s Echo Creek Farm in Hillsborough, N.C. hosted by the Duke University Equestrian Team.
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