SAPC Dressage finishes season second in the region
The St. Andrews Presbyterian College Dressage Team completed the 2010-2011 Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) competitive season in second place for the region after a strong showing at Averett University on Saturday.
Averett earned the regional crown and will compete at the National Championships hosted by the University of Florida April 30 – May 1 at the Canterbury Showplace.
“Congratulations to Coach Henderson and the riders at Averett,” said St. Andrews Coach Jackie Dwelle. “The Knights worked hard this year. We will start preparing for the 2011-2012 competitive season right after spring break.”
The weekend competition also saw several individual titles determined. The day started with St. Andrews riders Donna Fowble and Erin Hudson vying with Averett’s Emily Henderson for a qualifying slot at nationals at the first level division. While Hudson earned the top spot for the day’s competition, she and Henderson tied for the season title. The tie was broken by average percentage for the year, and Henderson prevailed. Hudson earned the Reserve Champion title and the plaque that goes with that honor.
Sophomore Lindsey Agaliotis had already secured her place at the nationals with a division championship title in upper training, and finished third at Saturday’s competition. Fellow rider Andrea Tito earned second place Saturday and Casey Curtis added a sixth place finish.
Freshman Brianne Carter placed second in the lower training division, earned the Reserve High Point Rider for the day title. Paige Tillison was fifth and Olivia Taylor was sixth.
Sarah Key earned first in the Introductory division with Jenna Rash adding a fifth place finish. Rash’s finish earned her Reserve Champion status for the year.
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