Congratulations St. Andrews IHSA Hunter Seat Team

Our IHSA Hunter Seat team once again brought home the championship ribbon at the UNC-Chapel Hill hosted horse show on 10/13.  We congratulate the competing riders on another job well done.  The hard work and practice times are paying off for them.  Despite the dreary, wet weather attitudes stayed positive and spirits were high.

 

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St. Andrews Equestrian – Not Just Competition

By Kaylynn Sherry

Senior Day at Horse Show
Senior Day for Kaylynn Sherry (“19) with friends/teammates Sam Gallo & Sydney Eller

As a Senior who has been part of St. Andrews Varsity Hunter Seat team for all four years of my college career, I have noticed many positive factors of being part of this program. When I first joined the team as a freshman, I was rather nervous. Coming in as a young rider and joining a team of mainly juniors and seniors who were competing extremely well was rather nerve racking. That being said, horse show nerves were a big deal for me. I came into the team with a lot of horse showing experience, but being part of a team where points count not only towards you individually, but also your team was a big deal and a lot of pressure. Competition can be a very stressful, nerve racking, and a scary event for many riders, but being part of the St. Andrews Hunter Seat team has shown me that competing does not have to be stressful, it can be fun and positive experience.

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St. Andrews Equestrian Home IHSA Show

UNC-Chapel Hill continues to dominate IHSA Hunter Seat this spring beating the Knights by 3 points on Saturday. “All our students rode well,” said Head IHSA Coach Ashley Duda. “UNC riders have more experience than most of our team and it shows! I was very pleased with how everyone rode today. Each rider represented themselves well and I was proud of the team today.”

Following Saturday’s show UNC-Chapel Hill leads the region by 7 points.

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President Reagan

Overall Team Points

UNC-Chapel Hill                         230
St. Andrews University                223
Duke University                          195
NC State University                    192
East Carolina University              191
UNC-Charlotte                           130
UNC-Wilmington                        118
Elon University                             79

 

 

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Equestrian Team Travels to ECU/UNC Wilmington

Sydney Eller High Point Rider

“After the many hours of no stirrups over the last few semesters, I was finally able to have that moment of self-actualization and it was definitely worth it! Looking forward to another successful weekend at home.”

Said Sydney Eller who rode to victory in both Open Flat and Open Fences to earn the High Point Rider title Saturday at Cottonwood Farm, home to the East Carolina University IHSA team.

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