SAU Dressage team retains region lead after weekend competition
Laurinburg, N.C. – The St. Andrews University Dressage Team finished third at the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) Region I competition hosted at the St. Andrews Equestrian Center on Saturday.
Furman University took first with Averett University finishing second. The results allow St. Andrews to maintain a one-point advantage over Averett in the season standings heading into next Sunday’s competition in Danville, Va.
In lower training Brianna Carter laid down a solid test on Reagan to win the division and earn reserve high point rider with a score of 70.41% Paige Tillison riding as an individual placed third on Magic.
Lindsey Agaliotis earned second place in first level test 2 being beaten by Averett’s Emily Henderson. Andrea Tito made her debut in first level competition at the show.
“Moving from training to first is a big step,” said Dressage Coach Jackie Dwelle, “Andrea is a senior and I wanted her to have this experience before she graduated. She rode well laying a strong foundation for her next show.”
At the introductory level freshman Masha Peckham riding Popsicle placed third with a solid ride, besting Jenna Marten on Russell who was fourth.
“There were 13 riders in the intro division,” said Dwelle, “I am really excited for Masha and Jenna for doing so well.”
The dressage team will be riding to defend their regional lead next Sunday at Averett University.
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