St. Andrews Dressage Team dominates weekend competition
Laurinburg, N.C. – St. Andrews Presbyterian College Dressage Teams took first, second and fourth place at the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) Show hosted at the Equestrian Center on Saturday.
SAPC Team A finished first with 15 points while SAPC Team was just behind them at 14 points. Averett Team B earned 10 points to prevent the sweep, just edging out SAPC Team C’s 9 points. Individual Team B rounded out the top 5.
These results place St. Andrews and Averett in a tie for the Regional Championship. The last show at Averett on Feb. 26 will determine who goes to the National competition in Florida at the end of April.
On the individual side, St. Andrews senior Donna Fowble started the competition off well for the team, winning the first level division with a score of 67.6 percent.
“My dream as a freshman was to ride at first level and I have now fulfilled that dream,” she said.
Freshman rider Erin Hudson placed third in the same division with a score of 66.2 percent.
Lindsey Agaliotis won the upper training division to secure her slot at IDA Nationals. Junior Andrea Tito earned fifth place in the same division.
Lower training riders continued the strong showing with five of the six top placings. Freshmen Brianna Carter won the division and high point rider of the day with 71.5 percent. Close behind her were Paige Tillison, Olivia Taylor, Lauren Parker and Madison Webb.
In the introductory division, new team members Sarah Kee and Callian Trujillo put in good rides earning second and fifth place respectively. Senior Jenna Rash placed third and Katelee Johnson placed sixth at the end of the day.
Fowble, Hudson and Rash have a chance to qualify as individuals for the Nationals with strong rides at the Averett show at the end of the month.
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