Equestrian Program Hosts Catch Up Shows – Western Team Remains Strong

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.

Photos by Pebbles Turbeville

Overall Team Placings
St. Andrews University 93
Virginia Tech 83
North Carolina State 75
Liberty University 72
Martin Community College 64
Appalachian State 25
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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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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.

 

Equestrian Team Sees Success through Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association

IHSA Western Team

By Conner Smith

The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) provides riders of all skill levels the opportunity to show collegiately regardless of their individual previous experiences or financial situation. All competitors of the IHSA are given many opportunities to show both individually in addition for their team too. This year marks the 51st anniversary since Executive Director and Founder, Bob Cacchione began the IHSA. Mr. Cacchione’s goal for the IHSA is that exhibitors and coaches strongly emphasize the growth and development of learning, outstanding sportsmanship, and fun. St. Andrews University Equestrian Team offers both a Hunter-Seat and Western IHSA team. (www.ihsainc.com)

One of the biggest challenges of joining an Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Team is the understanding that collegiate horse showing is truly a team sport. Continue reading “Equestrian Team Sees Success through Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association”

Equine Program Successful at IHSA

Compete in Our Equine Program
Compete in Our Equine Program

St. Andrews is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) competing in hunter seat and western. We are the President College for North Carolina. Our hunter seat team has qualified for and competed in the IHSA National Championship, finishing in the top ten in the nation many times in the last five years. Our western horsemanship and reining team has qualified for and competed in the IHSA National Championship the past ten years and was national champion in 2016 and 2017.

We host several IHSA shows each semester as well as traveling to other colleges in North Carolina. IHSA is a team competition offering classes from walk/trot to the open class which jumps a 3′ course in hunter seat and walk/jog to reining in western.


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.

Click here to request more information about St. Andrews University and the Equestrian program.

St. Andrews IHSA Western Team Pulls Ahead of Region

Conner Smith led the IHSA Western Team to a significant lead over their competition in yesterday’s home show. Smith won the Reining division and was second to team mate Annie Owen in Open Horsemanship earning the High Point Rider title with 12 points.

Beth Ann Tate had a busy weekend riding for the IDA team on Saturday at Averett University in Danville, VA before returning to Laurinburg to ride for the Western team to win the Novice division.

Team Standings after 11/5/17

St. Andrews University 105
North Carolina State  84
Liberty University  79
Virginia Tech  64
Martin Community College  50
Appalachian State  32
Campbell University  16

St. Andrews Equestrians – Sunday, November 5, 2017

Reining                   Conner Smith                   1st

Open                      Annie Owen            1st

Conner Smith                   2nd

Phillip Alden           4th

Advanced                Hannah Newman     3rd

Novice                    Beth Ann Tate         1st

Kaitlyn Lomax         4th

Intermediate II       Keelyn Green           1st

Katelyn Daggett      2nd

Maggie Martin         5th

Intermediate I        Marcos Nogueira     1st

Beginning               Kaleb Measimer       1st


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.

Click here to request more information about St. Andrews University and the Equestrian program.

Our First Big Weekend of the Fall Semester!

An IHSA Horse Show requires many helpers!
An IHSA Horse Show requires many helpers!

The Equestrian Center is hosting back to back western shows at home. Coaches Carla Wennberg and Lindsey Trockenbrot have been preparing the 2017-2018 IHSA Western team to defend their National Championship title. They will be debuting new riders this year who are eager to join the returning riders to ride for St. Andrews University.

Showing this weekend Conner Smith, Annie Owen, Phil Alden, Dillon Vaughn, Hannah Newman, Kaitlyn Lomax, Beth Ann Tate, Jenny Hodge, Keelyn Green, Maggie Martin, Katelyn Dagget, Amanda Steskal, Kaleb Measimer. Saturday the show starts at 1:00 p.m. Sunday the show begins at 10:00.

Show team coach Ashley Duda left yesterday to travel to the Tryon International Equestrian Center (yes, the venue that is hosting the World Equestrian Games next year). Scout Maddox, Sydney Eller, Taylor Fowler and Zoe Cluck will be competing in the Tryon Fall I – USEF B/Level 3 show.

Scout Maddox and Snitch
Scout Maddox and Snitch

Saturday the dressage team will be traveling to Wake Forest University for the first IDA show of the 2017 – 2018 year. The show will be hosted at Hidden K Stables in Pfafftown, NC which is owned by Michelle Hargreaves. This is a private barn and many of the horses that will be used for the show are privately owned and lent to the WFU Equestrian team for the show by their owners. IDA and its members colleges are very thankful for the generosity of private owners who are willing to share their horses with college students.

Last year the IDA team ended the year as Regional Reserve Champion behind Averett University. Averett went onto win the IDA the National Championships at the end of the year. The IDA team also has new members who are eager to figure out what it is like to ride on a college team and returning riders who are eager to renew the friendly rivalry with Averett, NCSU, WFU, Longwood and Elon.

Dressage Team at WFU last year
Dressage Team at WFU last year

Riding for the IDA Team tomorrow, Gaby Stephens, Alex Varisco, Caroline Johnson, Sarah Morris, Pam Denton, Isabelle Duckett and Juliana Moore.

The judge for Saturday’s western show is Lynn Palm. Lynn graciously agreed to stay after Saturday’s show to do a clinic with the dressage team on Sunday.

Going to be a busy weekend!

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.

Click here to request more information about St. Andrews University and Equestrian program.