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Equestrian Center opens 2011-12 competition season Saturday

Laurinburg, N.C. – The St. Andrews Equestrian Center will host its first competition of the 2011-12 academic year on Saturday.

The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Hunter Seat show begins at 10 a.m. with the finale class at 4 p.m.

Competing will be 159 riders from nine schools. Participating schools include Coastal Carolina, Duke, East Carolina, North Carolina State, Martin Community College, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Wilmington and St. Andrews.

“As one of the most competitive IHSA regions in the entire country, we have strong competition from many schools,” said Peggy McElveen, equestrian program director. “The Knights have been working hard with afternoon and evening practices to prepare for this competition.”

Bob Cacchione, president and founder of the IHSA, will be visiting St. Andrews for the weekend and will be attending Saturday’s show.

St. Andrews will host two additional IHSA Hunter Seat shows this fall in a competitive season that will continue through the National Championships the first week of May. There will also be one Western Show, one Intercollegiate Dressage Association Show, and two Showing Under the Stars internal competitions this fall.

“We are eager to start our competitive season,” said McElveen.

For the complete competitive schedule for the St. Andrews Equestrian Teams, visit the equestrian competition schedule page.

About St. Andrews Presbyterian College

An innovative and bold academic venture, the distinctive character of St. Andrews has been marked by an interdisciplinary curriculum, a highly acclaimed college press, an award-winning pipe band, national champion equestrian teams, and first-rate scholarship. In addition to classes on the main campus, adult learners also choose the Center for Adult and Professional Studies opportunities through St. Andrews @ Sandhills and St. Andrews ONLINE.

On Aug. 29, 1958, the merger between Presbyterian Junior College and Flora Macdonald College became official with the formation of St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, N.C. Further information may be obtained by visiting the College's website www.sapc.edu, calling 800-763-0198 or sending an e-mail to info@sapc.edu.

 

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