St. Andrews hunter seat team finishes fifth at weekend competition
Laurinburg, N.C. – The St. Andrews Presbyterian College Hunter Seat team finished fifth at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) competition at Duke University on Sunday.
The team remains in first in the IHSA region standings by 10 points and Katie Hansen holds first place in the Cacchione Cup individual standings for the region.
“There were only eight points separating the top five teams,” said Coach Peggy McElveen. “It was a long day for everyone in this high level of competition.”
St. Andrews riders taking first place included Miranda Wright in Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter; Jodi Brinn in Novice Flat; Karen Gruninger in Novice Flat; and Audrey Hayden in Open Flat.
Second place finishes were turned in by Leah Davison in Beginner Walk, Trot, Canter; Angela Gaskins in Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter; Caitlin Karolak in Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter; Jennifer Callahan in Novice Flat; Aurelia Phillips in Novice Flat; Audrey Bolte in Open Flat; Katie Hansen in Open Flat; and Rob Jacobs in Open Over Fences.
Riders finishing third for St. Andrews were Kali Cram in Novice Over Fences, Kim Graves in Intermediate Flat and Katie Hansen in Open Over Fences. Fourth place finishes were added by Brittany Powell in Beginner Walk, Trot, Canter; Amanda Liguori in Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter; Kayla McBath in Intermediate Flat; Andrew Michael in Intermediate Over Fences; and Rob Jacobs in Open Flat.
The team returns to competition at the St. Andrews Equestrian Center Saturday.
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