Duke Classic

Liz Shaffer, Caroline Gemmell  and Mandy Shaffer at the Duke Classic Horse Show
Liz Shaffer, Caroline Gemmell and Mandy Shaffer at the Duke Classic Horse Show

Three students, six horses and Coach Ashley Duda traveled to Raleigh Nov. 6-10 to compete at the Duke Classic Horse Show. The horses ranged from the experienced Antonio owned by the Shaffer sisters to the green Hey Cisco owned and and ridden by Ashley Duda.  Continue reading “Duke Classic”

St. Andrews IHSA Home Show 11/11/2018

Overall Team Points

Duke University                          110

UNC-Chapel Hill                         109

St. Andrews University                111

East Carolina University              101

NC State University                    103

UNC-Charlotte                             72

UNC-Wilmington                          70

Elon University                             61

 

November 11 Team Points

St. Andrews University                40

NC State University                    39

East Carolina University              35

UNC-Chapel Hill                         33

Duke University                          30

UNC-Wilmington                        23

UNC-Charlotte                           18

Elon University                           15

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Equestrian Program Hosts Catch Up Shows – Western Team Remains Strong

The St. Andrews IHSA Western Team rallied this weekend to take the regional lead with 93 points, 10 points ahead of second place Virginia Tech. “Appreciate ALL the teams helping the Western Team stay ahead in points and to be successful this fall season!” said Coach Carla Wennberg in an email to Equestrian Team members. Wennberg finished by saying, “It takes a village to host and perform with success! It takes great leadership.”

The shows this weekend were originally scheduled for September. In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence several intercollegiate horse shows were rescheduled for later in the fall or moved to the spring.

Photos by Pebbles Turbeville

Overall Team Placings
St. Andrews University 93
Virginia Tech 83
North Carolina State 75
Liberty University 72
Martin Community College 64
Appalachian State 25
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UNC – Chapel Hill IHSA Show October 21, 2018

Hurricane Florence delayed the start of the intercollegiate competitive season, leading to a late start for both IHSA teams and causing the IDA team to miss riding at the first show of their season hosted by Wake Forest University.
The late start may have motivated the Knights to work harder and smarter in the limited time left to prepare for the first hunter seat show. 6:00 a.m. workouts combined with daily mounted practices led to a tie for the championship ribbon with Duke University at UNC – Chapel Hill on Oct. 21st.
Coach Ashley Duda said, “St Andrews usually has the luxury of opening their season at home. This year, we started our season away and the riders did an excellent job handling the change and unfamiliar horses. We had strong rides throughout the day, bringing home 8 individual class wins. We are trying to stay consistent and clean up a few mistakes from last weekend as we head to compete at NC State tomorrow.”
Blue Ribbons

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Congratulations to IHSA Zone Qualifiers

St. Andrews Western Semi Finals Qualifiers
IHSA Leaders
Carla Wennberg, Dillon Vaughn, Peggy McElveen, and Bob Cacchione at IHSA Western Regionals

Reining 
Conner Smith
Open Horsemanship
Conner Smith
Advanced Horsemanship
Dillon Vaughn
Intermediate Horsemanship
Maggie Martin

St. Andrews Hunter Seat Zone Qualifiers

Walk Trot Canter
Hannah Newman
Novice Flat
Scout Maddox
Intermediate Flat
Liz Shaffer
Mackenzie Parks
Open Fences
Sabrina Vlacich
Cacchione Cup
Sabrina Vlacich

  

Photos by Pebbles Turbeville

 


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.

 

Show Team Adventures

By Zoe Cluck

Zoe and Chandler
Zoe and Chandler after a great afternoon of schooling!

Reflecting back on last semester, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend two horse shows with the SAU Show team. I attended one of the Tryon B Shows and the annual Duke Jump for the Children horse show. The Tryon B Show holds a special place in my heart because it was the first weekend after my boyfriend had been deployed to Afghanistan. This horse show made for a really good distraction and helped me adjust to the deployment.

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Dressage Team Beats 16 – 17 National Champions!

The St. Andrews Intercollegiate Dressage Association Team (IDA) team are the Region I Champions going to NATIONALS at Lake Erie College, April 26-29! The Knights beat last year’s National Champions, Averett University by 1 point earning the trip to Ohio.

Several team members end the season as Regional Champion and Reserve Champion, qualifying for Nationals as individuals!
#saueq #nationalsbound  #ida

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