Our Dressage Team traveled to Averett University on Saturday, Nov. 9 to compete in their second IDA show of the season.
Coach Lindsey Trockenbrot said, “We had a wonderful show at Averett. The team showed excellent sportsmanship and teamwork, and definitely made improvements to their rides from the first show. Lots of personal goals were met as well. We have new ones set in place for the rest of our season!”
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.
What I wish I would’ve known as a freshman. The months prior to attending St. Andrews University were filled with nervous excitement. While leaving home for the first time is exciting, it can also be a scary and nerve racking experience. If that’s you, it is okay, it’s normal. It’s okay to be nervous, your whole life is about to change. I was nervous for the same reasons many students heading into their freshman year of college are. I was nervous about making friends, becoming homesick, struggling in my classes and so much more but I am here to tell you; relax and enjoy every second of it.
Thank you for all the experiences and memories you have given me. Coming in as a freshman, I was nervous and scared to be away from home. Little did I know, St. Andrews University would become my new home. My freshman advisor, Dr. Bushoven, was very welcoming and helped me figure out what classes would best fit me. I have always been somewhat of an introvert and, because I am quiet, the thought of being in a new classroom with people I did not know was somewhat intimidating. Quickly I found the small class setting St. Andrews had to offer really made me comfortable with professors and students. I quickly began to see the community St. Andrews had. Continue reading “Dear St. Andrews,”
“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.
As a junior majoring in equine business management preparing for my senior year, I realized that having an internship in the equine field would be beneficial to me after graduation. I decided to do an internship at YMCA Camp Seafarer as the Assistant Riding Director. Camp Seafarer is an all-girls camp that offers a variety of land and sea activities like sailing, fishing, archery, athletics, creative arts, and horseback riding. The horseback riding program at Camp Seafarer was originally started by Peggy McElveen and St. Andrews University has had a tight-knit relationship with the program ever since. Every summer, St. Andrews Equestrian Center sends the majority of its horses to summer camp programs. The horses arrive at camp in late May and stay there until early August. This past summer, twenty-four horses from the dressage, western, and hunter seat programs traveled to Camp Seafarer to teach girls in elementary, middle, and high school how to ride.
Congratulations to Jennifer Callahan and Leah Davison for winning our 50th anniversary logo contest. Their logo design was selected to represent the Equestrian Program in this our 50th year. Jennifer and Leah both graduated in 2011 and chose to collaborate on the logo design, bringing back memories of projects they worked on together at St. Andrews.
We hope to use the anniversary logo throughout the year to celebrate 50 years of all things equine at St. Andrews.
Big dreams…that has always been a theme at St. Andrews
Equestrian. Dream big and see how far you can run with it.
The first barn on campus was located near the traffic circle
and was very small with 3 stalls and no turn out. Today there is no evidence
left of that barn. First hand recollections from that time recall problems with
traffic and horses and one incident where a horse collided with a car causing
injuries to its leg. The students rallied around and nursed the horse back to