Equine Studies Program Regional Champions with Three Intercollegiate Teams!

Reining horse, intercollegiate competition
Conner’s Winning Reining Ride

St. Andrews University IHSA Western Team completed their regular season by winning the region, completing a trifecta with all three St. Andrews intercollegiate teams being Regional Champions in 2017 – 2018.

Senior Conner Smith earned…his trip to the National Championships at High Point rider.

IHSA Hunter Seat Final Results

Intercollegiate Dressage Association Final Results

The team will show again at Semi-Finals March 17-18 hosted by West Virginia University in Reedsville, WV. Qualified individuals will compete at Regionals hosted by St. Andrews, February 25 for regional titles and the opportunity to compete at Semi-Finals.

Regional Team Standings after 2/18/18
St. Andrews University 238 – REGIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!!
North Carolina State 183
Liberty University 177
Virginia Tech 155
Martin Community College 116
Appalachian State 62
Campbell University 40

 

Team Placings Saturday, 2/17/18
St. Andrews University 33
Liberty University 28
Virginia Tech 23
Martin Community College 24
North Carolina State 16
Campbell University 6

Conner Smith was High Point Rider

Hannah Newman winning Advanced Horsemanship
Hannah Newman winning Advanced Horsemanship

St. Andrews Equestrians – Saturday, February 17, 2018

Reining Conner Smith 1st
Open Horsemanship Conner Smith 1st
Gina Ulveie 1st
Annie Owen 2nd
Phil Alden 4th
Advanced Horsemanship Hannah Newman 1st
Novice Horsemanship Beth Ann Tate 2nd
Intermediate II Horsemanship Maggie Martin 1st
Keelyn Green 1st
Jenny Hodge 3rd
Katelyn Daggett 5th
Intermediate I Horsemanship Marcos Nogueira 5th
Beginner Horsemanship Alex Smith 2nd

Freshman Annie Owen
Freshman Annie Owen

Team Placings Sunday, 2/18/18
St. Andrews University 36
North Carolina State 22
Liberty University 22
Virginia Tech 21
Martin Community College 15
Campbell University 7

Conner Smith was High Point Rider

St. Andrews Equestrians – Sunday, February 18, 2018

Maggie Martin Winning Intermediate IIReining Conner Smith 1st
Open Horsemanship Conner Smith 1st
Gina Ulveie 1st
Annie Owen 2nd
Dillon Vaughn 3rd
Advanced Horsemanship Hannah Newman 2nd
Novice Horsemanship Kaitlyn Lomax 4th
Jenny Hodge 5th
Intermediate II Horsemanship Maggie Martin 1st
Julianna Moore 1st
Marcos Nogueira 1st
Katelyn Daggett 4th
Amanda Steskal 5th
Beginner Horsemanship Alex Smith 1st


St. Andrews Equestrian Program is dedicated to the development of future leaders in the equine industry. The program is home to the 2016 and 2017 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Champions in Western Horsemanship. The Hunter Seat team is regularly represented at IHSA Nationals and the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) team has sent riders to the National Championships nearly every year since 2002. Students also ride at USHJA and USEF rated shows as well as attending schooling shows.

A small liberal arts and sciences university, St. Andrews majors include Business, Biology and Therapeutic Horsemanship.

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