IDA Dressage Show at Equestrian Center

The St. Andrews Dressage Team hosted an Intercollegiate Dressage Association Horse Show on Ground Hog day. Cold weather earlier in the week gave way to blue skies and comfortable temperatures around 60°.

Gaby Stephens High Point RiderSenior Gaby Stephens drew the first ride of the day and rode St. Andrews’ Frampton to earn high point ride of the day with a score of 72%. St. Andrews Alumni Director Alex Varisco was on hand to watch her friend Gaby, and her former project horse Frampton setting the tone for the day. “Watching Gaby and Frampton ride down the final center line of their test was truly a rewarding moment for us all. In a sport that takes copious amounts of dedication and patience, even the smallest moments of success remind us hard work does pay off. It was extremely special to witness Gaby ride every step of her test to victory on a horse that has come so far since his first day in the program!”

Scores in the 70% range were also earned by Hannah Sutton and Isabelle Duckett who were 1st and 2nd in Training Level Test 1.

Jaime Donaldson St. Andrews Intercollegiate Dressage Team Dressage Seat Equitation

In the Dressage Seat Equitation Competition Elizabeth Donaldson drew Jennifer Sansbury’s Charlie Pops to win her division of Intro. Kama Clay placed 2nd in Lower Training and Jessie Sprague was 5th in Upper training.

The dressage team travels to Averett University Feb. 17th and Wake Forest University Feb. 24th to complete their season.

St. Andrews Intercollegiate Dressage Team

Team Results

Averett University – 18 points
St. Andrews – 16 points
Wake Forest University – 11 points
NCSU – 10 Points
Lomgwood University – 8 points

St. Andrews Test Scores

First Level 2 – Gaby Stephens 72% 1st, High Point Rider
Training Level 3 – Caroline Johnson 67.241% 4th
Training Level 1 – Hannah Sutton 71.154% 1st, Isabelle Duckett 70.192% 2nd, Kayla Thomas 64.038% 6th
Intro B – Amanda Steskal 69.062% 3rd

Dressage Seat Equitation

Intro – Elizabeth Donaldson 1st
Lower Training – Kama Clay 2nd
Upper Training – Jessie Sprague 5th

By Jackie Dwelle. Photos Jackie Dwelle & Gaby Stephens.

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