SAU Hunter Seat team places third at IHSA weekend competition
The St. Andrews University Hunter Seat Team tied for third with North Carolina State University at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association over the weekend hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
East Carolina University and UNC-CH finished first and second respectively at the event. St. Andrews maintains a seven-point lead in the regional standings.
“The St. Andrews riders rode well but we were unable to come out with the win,” said Coach Ashley Duda.
Winning classes for St. Andrews were Katie Hansen in Open Flat, Sami Cram in Intermediate Flat, Caitlin Karolak in Walk/Trot/Canter, and Cami Glaff in Walk/Trot/Canter. Hansen also earned reserve high point rider status for the day.
Second place finishes were added by Kim Graves in Open Fences and Hansen in the Bob Derby. Hansen added a third place finish in Open Fences, with Alie McGraw and Alexandra Fullerton both finishing third in Novice Flat.
Regina Barasch finished fourth in Intermediate Flat in her first competition away from St. Andrews. Fifth place finishes were added by Kim Graves in Open Flat, Lacy Burke in Beginning Walk/Trot/Canter, Shiloh Kozlowski in Walk/Trot and McGraw in Novice Fences.
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The Hunter Seat team will next compete at Duke University next Sunday.
Showing Under the Stars
St. Andrews University riders also competed in a Showing Under the Stars fun competition over the weekend.
“These shows are a great way for the students to show off their riding while having fun and getting involved with the program,” said Heather Wile, event manager and hunt seat riding instructor. “It’s also a great way for the program to get involved in the local community. Part of each student’s entry fee is a non-perishable food item which is donated to the food pantry here in Laurinburg.”
First place finishes were turned in by Michelle Hustad, Jenna Marten, Lindsey Agaliotos, Kali Cram, Keli Van Den Huevel, Tori Burkey, Cami Glaff, Sara Hackney, Kimmy Simonsen, Mia Dipillo, Megan White and Andrea Velez.
Complete results for Showing Under the Stars can be found on the St. Andrews University.
About St. Andrews University
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