St. Andrews Equestrian Advancing to Zones Finals!

On February 23rd The St. Andrews IHSA Hunter Seat Equestrian Team demonstrated the grit and determination needed to come from behind to win the regional title. Consequently, the team advances to the IHSA Hunter Seat Zone Championships hosted by the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, VA on April 6th.

IHSA Hunter Seat Seniors IHSA Hunter Seat Seniors

“The team practiced early in the morning before classes and came back after classes to practice some more.” said Head Coach Ashley Duda. “They were dedicated to overcoming the point deficit we faced after our last show and boy, did it pay off! I was very impressed by their individual and team work ethic”

Seniors Hannah Newman and Liz Shaffer
Seniors Hannah Newman and Liz Shaffer

Overall Team Points

St. Andrews University 267
UNC-Chapel Hill 256
NC State University 226
Duke University 223
East Carolina University 219
UNC-Charlotte 141
UNC-Wilmington 131
Elon University 96

February 23rd Team Points

St. Andrews University 47
NC State University 34
Duke University 28
East Carolina University 28
UNC-Chapel Hill 26
Elon University 17
UNC-Wilmington 13
UNC-Charlotte 11

Sam Gallo and Katelyn Daggert hanging Out in the Paddock with Ziggy
Sam Gallo and Katelyn Daggert hanging Out in the Paddock with Ziggy

St. Andrews Riders

Hannah Newman was Reserve High Point Rider for the show
Walk Trot – Alissa Picard 1st, Allison Wixson 2nd

Beginning Walk Trot Canter – Kylie Morgan 1st, Samantha Gallo 5th

Walk Trot Canter – Shelby Lemmonds 1st, Lyndsey Cavanaugh 1st, Sara Cyr 2nd, Maggie Martin 4th

Novice Flat – Kaylynn Sherry 2nd, Stacy Ferraro 3rd, Callie Johnson 3rd

Novice Fences – Hannah Newman 1st, Kaylynn Sherry 6th

Intermediate Flat – Hannah Newman 1st, Taylor Fowler 2nd

Intermediate Fences – Taylor Fowler 3rd

Open Flat – Liz Shaffer 1st

Open Fences – Liz Shaffer 1st, Sydney Eller 1st

Alissa and Lindsey with Zing
Alissa and Lyndsey with Zing


By Jackie Dwelle, Results Nancy Demus, Photos Pebbles Turbeville

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