St. Andrews tops leader board at dressage competition
Laurinburg, N.C. – The St. Andrews Presbyterian College dressage team earned first and second place at the Intercollegiate Dressage Association show over the weekend hosted by North Carolina State University.
St. Andrews Team A finished first with a team average of 68.978 percent while St. Andrews Team B earned second with an average of 67.133 percent. Third place went to Averett Team A with an average of 65.877 percent.
“Intercollegiate dressage is about showing off the horse you draw to the best of his or her ability,” said Dressage Coach Jackie Dwelle. “Some horses move better than others, some are tense or nervous, some are a little lazy and some are just plain hard to figure out. The IDA team demonstrated true horsemanship at this weekend’s show with every horse they drew. Each rider brought out the best in the horse they drew, showing off the horse’s gaits, riding accurately and demonstrating their own solid foundation.”
St. Andrews riders also won each of the four divisions. Erin Hudson finished first in First Level Test while teammate Donna Fowble finished third. Lindsey Agaliotis earned first in Training Level 3 Test with Andrea Tito earning second. Paige Tillison was first in Training Level Test 1 and also earned Reserve High Point Rider for the day. Jenna Rash, the day’s high point rider, also earned first in Introductory Level B with Hannah First third.
“We were blessed with a beautiful fall day and also enjoyed the company of many parents and non-competing team members,” Dwelle said. “The show was at Bridgette MacNair’s Buckhorn Farm in Apex. All of the horses were loaned by either Bridgette or her customers and we are truly grateful for their generosity.”
The Dressage Team returns to competition Saturday at Averett University. Their next home competition is Nov. 20.
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