IDA Dressage Show at Equestrian Center

The St. Andrews Dressage Team hosted an Intercollegiate Dressage Association Horse Show on Ground Hog day. Cold weather earlier in the week gave way to blue skies and comfortable temperatures around 60°.

Gaby Stephens High Point RiderSenior Gaby Stephens drew the first ride of the day and rode St. Andrews’ Frampton to earn high point ride of the day with a score of 72%. St. Andrews Alumni Director Alex Varisco was on hand to watch her friend Gaby, and her former project horse Frampton setting the tone for the day. “Watching Gaby and Frampton ride down the final center line of their test was truly a rewarding moment for us all. In a sport that takes copious amounts of dedication and patience, even the smallest moments of success remind us hard work does pay off. It was extremely special to witness Gaby ride every step of her test to victory on a horse that has come so far since his first day in the program!”

Scores in the 70% range were also earned by Hannah Sutton and Isabelle Duckett who were 1st and 2nd in Training Level Test 1.

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50th Anniversary Logo

St. Andrews Equestrian 50th logo

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.

by Jackie Dwelle

Western Team Holds Onto Regional Lead!

The IHSA Western team led by Coaches Carla Wennberg and Cailey Culp held onto their regional lead by 12 points. The three day show was necessary to make up for show dates missed in the fall due to Hurricane Florence. Several riders qualified for IHSA Regionals over the weekend: Gina Ulveie, Annie Owen, Sarah Beth Felker, and Amanda Steskal.

Overall Team Placings
St. Andrews University 184
Virginia Tech 172
North Carolina State 152
Liberty University 139
Martin Community College 127
Appalachian State 42 Continue reading “Western Team Holds Onto Regional Lead!”

A Southern Country Club of Higher Learning

By Jackie Dwelle

Lamp and Shield 1970 Year Book
Lamp and Shield 1970 Year Book

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 health.

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Wennberg Honored by IHSA with 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

By Jackie Dwelle

IHSA Western Coach Carla Wennberg was awarded the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual board meeting in Florida. The IHSA Lifetime Achievement Award began in 1993 to honor members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, commitment, and exemplary service to the association. Continue reading “Wennberg Honored by IHSA with 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award”

3 For The Price Of 2 On All Embroidered Apparel and Accessories!

St. Andrews Equestrian Program Logos

With much of the East Coast experiencing wet or windy conditions this weekend, spend a few minutes at the St. Andrews Equestrian store to pick up a few Christmas gifts with the in store coupon.

Flat rate shipping of $4.95 included. Great way to get some quality logo wear and check off that shopping list.

Coupon Expires Dec. 10th

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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 IDA Show at the Equestrian Center

IDA Team Home ShowSt. Andrews hosted the first Intercollegiate Dressage Show of the year at the Equestrian Center Nov. 18th. Blue skies and gentle temperatures crowned a well organized horse show, with good riding and friendly competition.

The show was well supported by parents who traveled from as far away as Alabama and New Hampshire to support the team.

Team Results
1st Averett University 21
2nd St. Andrews University 14
3rd Mixed Team Santa Claus 14
4th Wake Forest University 9
5th NCSU 8
6th Longwood University 6

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Dressage Team Nov 10-11, 2018

St. Andrews Dressage Team started their season at Averett University’s double header this weekend. Hurricane Florence prevented the dressage team from attending the first show of the season hosted by Wake Forest in Sept. IDA rules state that the top four shows count towards qualifying for end of year award. Team points reflect 2 shows for St. Andrews and 3 for the other competing schools. There were 6 shows planned for the 18-19 competitive year, with a possibility of adding a 7th show in the spring. Either way, the dressage team will have the opportunity to catch up with its competitors.

Overall Team Standings

Averett 37
Longwood 12
NCSU 40
St. Andrews 20
Wake Forest 29

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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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