IHSA National Champion Team 2017!
Our Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Western Team competes in Zone 4 and is the Regional Champion Team for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
The IHSA Western Team qualified for the National Championship Show as a team 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
At the IHSA National Championships the team tied with Berry College as National Champions in 2016. In 2014 they placed 3rd and in 2013 were Reserve National Champions.
St. Andrews hosts four IHSA western shows each year and hosted IHSA Semi Finals in 2014 and 2017.
Carla Wennberg – IHSA Western Head Coach
Carla is a University of Georgia Alumna, graduating in 1981 with a B.S. degree in Animal Science. Carla joined the equestrian staff in 2006 as the head Western Coach and teaches dressage instruction as well. Carla is responsible for coaching the IHSA Western Team, and teaching horse judging classes. Carla has won three World Championships at AQHA Youth Worlds, and was All Around Youth at American Quarter Horse Congress. Carla has also won a bronze medal in dressage. She has been an AQHA judge for 31 years, and spent 28 years as a NRHA and NSBA judge. She has judged in eight foreign countries. Carla has also worked at other universities prior to coming to St. Andrews. She spent six years at Colorado State University, five years at the University of Georgia, and almost five at Martin Community College.
Recent Career Highlights
- 2008 Carla was honored as AQHA Horseman of the Year
- 2010 she served as a FEI steward for reining at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.
“Making the horse’s welfare foremost is the job of the FEI steward and by working at the World Games justified to me this work as a steward is exactly that!”
- 2012 she was awarded IHSA Sportsmanship Coach of the Year
- 2013 Carla’s IHSA Western team were Reserve National Champions.
- 2016 Carla’s IHSA Western Team were joint IHSA National Champions and Carla was awarded Coach of the Year!
- 2017 Carla’s IHSA Western Team were IHSA National Champions
A multi-faceted horsewomen she also has earned her United States Dressage Federation Silver medal.
Lindsey Trockenbrot – Assistant Coach IHSA Western Coach
Lindsey Trockenbrot is a 2013 graduate of St. Andrews from Fayetteville, NC. She earned an Interdisciplinary degree, which included Business Administrative, Equine Studies and Psychology. While a student, she competed on both the IDA and IHSA western teams; competing at Nationals three years for dressage. Her senior year she rode to a third place finish at First Level at the IDA National Championships in Massachusetts. Before coming back to work at St. Andrews, Lindsey worked as assistant dressage trainer at Encore Sporthorse, Inc. as well as grooming for international show jumper and Olympian, Kent Farrington. Lindsey completed her Masters in Business Administration at St. Andrews and assists Carla Wennberg with coaching the IHSA western team, as well as teaching regular lessons in western and dressage.