St. Andrews Hunter Seat Team increases lead in the zone
The St. Andrews Presbyterian College Hunter Seat team finished first at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association competition held over the weekend by host schools East Carolina University and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Vanceboro, N.C.
“This win increased our lead in Zone 4, Region 3 to 16 points,” said Peggy McElveen, St. Andrews Equestrian Program Director. “Additionally, Audrey Bolte qualified for Regional Finals in Open Flat. Coach Ashley Duda had her team ready to ride their best.”
The St. Andrews team has accumulated 199 points, with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill second with 183 points. North Carolina is third with 179 on the season with Duke and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte rounding out the top five.
Individual riders from St. Andrews had a strong showing for the day. Katie Hansen and Audrey Bolte each won their Open Flat classes. Rob Jacobs rode very consistently and placed second in his Open Flat and Open Fences classes. Audrey Hayden was fourth in Open Flat.
Kim Graves and Kayla McBath each placed second in their Intermediate Flat classes. Keli Van Den Heuvel was third in Intermediate Fences.
Jennifer Callahan was first in Novice Flat followed by Tara Algeria in second and Andrew Michael in fifth.
Kali and Sami Cram excelled in Novice Fences finishing first and second respectively.
Miranda Wright was fourth in Walk, Trot, Canter and Shiloh Kozlowski was first in Walk, Trot.
The St. Andrews Hunter Seat Team will compete next at the Tournament of Champions at the Equestrian Center on Dec. 4.
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