SAU “A” show team places well in Aiken
By Kimberly Graves
Aiken, S.C. – Three members of the St. Andrews University “A” show team competed at the Aiken Winter Classic “AA” show in Aiken, S.C. over the weekend.
Freshman Anastatsia MacNaught joined seniors Kali and Sami Cram for the weekend of competition under the coaching of Coach Kelsi Peterson.
“The students rode fabulously and came home with good ribbons and great learning experiences,” said Peterson. “They progress with each ride and are always eager to understand the techniques involved and the results from their horses.”
MacNaught rode St. Andrews’ owned Eastern Shore (Jojo) to placings of second, third and two sixth in the Pre-Adult Hunter division.
“The show team has been a great opportunity,” said MacNaught. “I absolutely love it! Everyone supports and helps one another. I am so glad I have been able to show Jojo. He is a great horse with an awesome personality and loves to show!”
MacNaught also earned a third, fourth, and sixth place in the equitation division of the Pre-Adults.
Kali Cram knew going to the show that there were going to be some challenges ahead when a last minute horse change came up. She rode Charmander CF, a very young horse and has not had a lot of experience at the shows. Together they placed fifth in the .85-meter jumper class.
Sami Cram had a stellar weekend in Aiken aboard CDS Stables owned Lucifer De Flobecq (Archie). At only their third show together the pair brought home the champion ribbon in the Low Child/ Adult 1.00 meter jumper division. With 16 entries in the division a win in the first class and second place in the second class secured Sami the championship. Sami also took home an eighth place prize in the $500 Low Child/Adult jumper classic.
“Aiken was a blast,” Sami Cram said. “Great team mates and great weather! We took some young horses and Kali and Kelsi did a great job with them both. Anastasia rode Jojo amazingly and Archie was perfect as always! Overall a fabulous weekend!”
The show team will next compete at the Raleigh Winter II “A” Show in mid-February.
About St. Andrews University
St. Andrews is a student and teaching-focused University which offers a broad range of undergraduate majors in a curriculum that is global in scope and practical in its application. St. Andrews has added a first graduate level program with a Masters in Business Administration. The quality of the St. Andrews educational experience has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and GI Jobs among others. In addition to its academic programs, the University has an acclaimed university press, men’s and women’s athletic teams, a nationally competitive equestrian program, and an award-winning pipe band. St. Andrews is a branch of Webber International University, Florida. Further information may be obtained by visiting the University’s website www.sapc.edu, calling 800-763-0198, or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.