As one of 19 official judges for the 2019 All American Quarter Horse Congress recently held in Columbus, Ohio, St. Andrews Carla Wennberg was among the elite and nationally recognized equestrian judges to be part of the largest single breed-horse show in the world.
With over 25,000 horse show entries in various
events with 9,000 horses competing and an estimated 650,000 attending the
October 5-26 competition, Wennberg was involved with some 13 days of judging
without a day off — and says she and loved every minute.
To finish off an already exciting weekend, our IHSA Hunter Seat Team competed on Sunday, November 17 at Cottonwood Farm hosted by East Carolina University. Despite the brisk wind and chilly temperature, the team pulled together to bring home the Reserve Champion team ribbon behind UNC – Chapel Hill. Isabel McLaurin was the Reserve High Point Rider!
Congratulations to all our riders and to coaches Ashley and Emilee.
While the western team was away at Liberty, our IDA dressage team battled the rainy skies and some last-minute changes to host a show at the equestrian facility on November 16. Congratulations to the team on being Reserve Champion for the show!
The St. Andrews western IHSA team traveled to Liberty University November 16-17 to compete in their first away show. The team was the champion team both days. Congratulations to Gina Ulveie who was also high point rider for both shows!
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.