St. Andrews competes with the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) qualifying teams or individuals for nine IDA National Championships (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016).
Dressage team members also participate in local schooling dressage shows.
Photos by Alex Varisco
Jackie Dwelle – Dressage Head Coach
Jackie is an Indiana Wesleyan University Alumna, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in the Science of Management in December of 2003. She also continued her education with an MBA from East Carolina University in July of 2006. Jackie has been a member of St. Andrews since 1998 serving in various roles including Equestrian Facilities Manager and Director of Instructional Riding.
Jackie teaches a variety of classes in the Equine Studies curriculum, teaches riding lessons and serves as the dressage coach. She was recognized in 2012 with the Class of 2004 Distinguished Faculty Award from St. Andrews. Before Jackie came to St. Andrews, she was a barn manager for several barns in Southern Pines, spending nine years at Ed and Sandy Minchin’s Pine Meadow Farm working with International Hunter Futurity prospects. She also worked as barn manager and groom for eventer Mark Weissbecker, and for Diana Dodge at Nokomis Farm working with show hunters.
Prior to moving to Southern Pines Jackie worked as head groom and road manager for Michael J. Plumb and Karen Stives and their three-day event horses. Jackie serves the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) as National Secretary and Treasurer. She has been recognized by IDA as Coach of the Year and as an inductee into the IDA Hall of Fame.
Jackie is the author of a published book Your First Horse and various articles on horse care. She holds the British Horse Society Assistant Instructor certification and a Parelli level two graduate.