SAU Dressage Team finishes fourth at weekend event
Five members of the St. Andrews University Dressage Team finished fourth at the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) competition at North Carolina State University Saturday.
Longwood took first place at their first competition of the season, with NCSU second and Averett University third.
The finish means that St. Andrews and Averett are tied atop the season conference standings with NCSU just one point behind.
Elizabethe Weeks finished second in Introductory Level B, moving her into the regionally lead in that division.
Claire Pollard was third in Training Level Test 1 and Jordan Byrd was third in Training Level Test 2.
Kristen Parker was fourth in Training Level Test 1 and Abigail Skillman finished fifth in First Level 1.
“We need to work harder to be competitive,” said Coach Jackie Dwelle. “My strategy moving forward to Averett on Nov. 23 will be to look at this as a job and figure out what each person needs to get their job done.”
While the Dressage Team will not compete again until Nov. 23, the St. Andrews Equestrian Center will host an Equestrian Talent Search event Friday - Sunday. The next competition will be Nov. 16 when the Equestrian Center hosts an Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Hunter Seat Show.