SAPC Western Team first in region after opening weekend competitions
Laurinburg, N.C. – The St. Andrews Presbyterian College Western Equestrian Team leads the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association’s (IHSA) regional point standing after a strong showing at two competitions at the Equestrian Center over the weekend.
On Saturday, North Carolina State University edged out St. Andrews as the High Point School 33 to 31. State’s Kody Zaagman also edged out Kelsey Moody for the High Point Rider with Moody taking the Reserve High Point Rider position for the show.
Shannon Leggett and Audrey Bolte each earned first place in Advanced Horsemanship for St. Andrews while Jake Nix and Andrea Tito earned second place standings in Intermediate I Horsemanship and Novice Horsemanship respectively.
On Sunday, the St. Andrews riders earned the High Point School title with 35 points to N.C. State’s 30.
With a first place finish in Beginner Horsemanship, Shelley Whittemore has now qualified for the Regional Show in the spring. Also earning first place for St. Andrews were Amber Powell in Beginner Horsemanship, Andrea Velez in Intermediate Horsemanship I, Brittany Powell in Intermediate Horsemanship II, Andrews Tito in Novice Horsemanship and Kelsey Moody in Open Horsemanship.
Alex Meyer also contributed to the team’s success with a second place finish in Novice Horsemanship.
The Western Team’s season will continue with a pair of IHSA shows Oct. 2-3 at N.C. State University in Raleigh.
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