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
St. Andrews Equestrian Program turns 50 in 2019! The first horse came to campus in 1969 and there has been an equine presence either on campus or on property owned or leased by the university since that date.
The Equestrian Program is looking for a creative, innovative and professional logo to use throughout the anniversary year.
The contest begins on November, 10 2018. Submissions will be accepted through December 10, 2018.
Prize – Contest winner will receive a solid wood grooming tote (and bragging rights!).
For contest rules and information Click Here.The Equestrian Program is looking for a creative, innovative and professional logo to use throughout the anniversary year.
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.