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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IHSA Teams Will Not Weaken!

IHSA Western and Hunter Seat Equestrian Teams both competed last weekend. Both teams elected to show their less experienced riders. Coach Duda reflected, “We will keep working to get better, especially on the flat. Took a greener team this week and it showed.” Coach Wennberg agreed saying, “Great team in the making, we will work harder and not weaken.”

Individual riders triumphed including Sydney Eller and Taylor Fowler who qualified for Regionals in Intermediate Flat and Novice Fences respectively. Gina Ulveie earned the Reserve High Point Rider title for the Western team. Sydney reflected on the weekend saying, “Our team, along with their amazing parents, were all very supportive. We all plan to rally and work very hard to come back stronger on November 11th!”

IHSA Hunter Seat Team

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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.

 

IHSA Hunter Seat Wins at UNC Wilmington!

February 3, 2018

UNC Wilmington IHSA Fall 2018The IHSA Hunter Seat team coached by Robin Brooks maintained its regional lead over closest rivals NCSU and East Carolina Saturday at UNC Wilmington. The Knights placed second behind Duke University. Senior Sabrina Vlacich won the High Point Rider Title.

Overall Team Points

St. Andrews University                243

NC State University                    197

East Carolina University              192 Continue reading “IHSA Hunter Seat Wins at UNC Wilmington!”

IHSA Hunter Seat Team Wins at ECU!

St. Andrews Equestrian Team Wins at Cottonwood
St. Andrews Equestrian Team Wins at Cottonwood
St. Andrews Equestrian wins at ECU!
St. Andrews Equestrian wins at ECU!

Overall Team Points

St. Andrews University                206

NC State University                    162

East Carolina University              159

UNC-Chapel Hill                         158

Duke University                          158

UNC-Wilmington                        155

Elon University                             93

Campbell University                     54

UNC-Charlotte                             31

 

November 19 Team Points

St. Andrews University                41

Duke University                          38

East Carolina University              35

UNC-Wilmington                        34

NC State University                    31

UNC-Chapel Hill                         29

Elon University                           10

Campbell University                    6

 

St. Andrews Riders

Walk Trot                 

Samantha Gallo        1st

Alissa Picard             4th

Beginning Walk Trot Canter

Maggie Martin          1st

Advanced Walk Trot Canter                    

Carly Parent             1st

Brittany Lefebvre      1st

Savannah Yates        4th

Novice Flat              

Scout Maddox           1st

Hannah Newman      2nd

Zoe Cluck                3rd

Abby Wyman           3rd

Novice Fences        

Taylor Fowler           2nd

Intermediate Flat  

Mackenzie Parks       2nd

Intermediate Fences        

Mackenzie Parks       1st

Open Flat

Sabrina Vlacich         1st

Open Fences

Liz Shaffer               2nd

Sabrina Vlacich         2nd

 


 

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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