St. Andrews Western Team wins first competitions of the season
Laurinburg, N.C. - The St. Andrews University Western Team stands in first place in the region after winning the first two shows of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).
Both shows were held at the Suzanne Mott Dansby Arena of the St. Andrews Equestrian Center over the weekend.
St. Andrews holds a nine point lead over North Carolina State University with Virginia Tech in third. North Carolina A&T and Western Carolina University round out the top five.
“The first show is all about figuring out where we are, identifying the strong competitors, and seeing how everyone is riding," said Western Coach Carla Wennberg. "I was so pleased that everyone rallied on the second day in everything; precision, correctness, just more of everything which showed in their riding. It is great to see everyone out here having fun and enjoying being a part of the team.”
In Saturday's competition, St. Andrews earned 36 points to finish just one point ahead of N.C. State.
First place finishes were contributed by Erin Hudson in Intermediate II Horsemanship B, Michelle Hustad in Open Horsemanship B, Katie Mosca in Intermediate II Horsemanship B, and Erin Powell in Novice Horsemanship.
Ella Brave earned second place in both Open Horsemanship Section A and Reigning while Vicky Weise was second in Beginner Horsemanship. Erica Leseur was fourth in Novice Horsemanship.
Brave also earned a tie for reserve high point champion with Western Carolina's Jasmine Fowler.
On Sunday, St. Andrews earned 40 points with N.C. State earning 32.
First place finishes were contributed by Michelle Hustand in Open Horsemanship A, Erin Hudson in Intermediate II A, Sami Cram in Novice Horsemanship A, Vicky Wiese in Beginner Horsemanship A, Brittany Powell in Advanced Horsemanship, Jake Nix in Novice Horsemanship B, and Tyler Gritzuk in Intermediate Horsemanship I.
Ella Brave was second in Reining and third in Open Horsemanship B. Logan Teeter was fifth in Intermediate II B.
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.