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SAU Equestrian Center ready for IDA weekend competition

Laurinburg, N.C. – The St. Andrews University Equestrian Center will host an Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) show on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.

The show, which is free and open to the public, will include riders from Averett University, North Carolina State University, Furman University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as well as St. Andrews University riders.

“We are hoping the forecasted winds will dry out the outdoor ring after the rain earlier this week, so we can show outside.” said Coach Jackie Dwelle.

Members of the SAU riding council held a work night Wednesday to prepare the facilities for the show. Fences were wiped down, tack cleaned and horses trimmed and tidied. Team members from all three disciplines will be helping organizing the show, prepare horses and run the show. 2011 Alum Donna Fowble is coming to help with the parade, as is Jessica Cusaac who owns Chico a horse leased by SAU. Chico will show in the upper training division on Saturday.

The IDA team finished first in their previous competition this season has been working hard to prepare themselves and their horses for this weekend’s show.

“The IDA team practiced on western and hunter seat horses last weekend as these are ‘borrowed’ to compete in the IDA show,” said Dwelle. “The horses that work in dressage all the time compete in the upper level divisions and the western and hunter seat horses help us out at the lower levels. Lower level dressage is simply good flat work so these horses are perfect.”

The Hunter Seat Team will also be competing this weekend, traveling to Duke University for competition in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) event there.

About St. Andrews University

St. Andrews is a student and teaching-focused University which offers a broad range of undergraduate majors in a curriculum that is global in scope and practical in its application. The quality of the St. Andrews educational experience has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and GI Jobs among others. In addition to its academic programs, the University has an acclaimed university press, men’s and women’s athletic teams, a nationally competitive equestrian program, and an award-winning pipe band. St. Andrews is a branch of Webber International University, Florida. Further information may be obtained by visiting the University’s website www.sapc.edu, calling 800-763-0198, or sending an e-mail to info@sapc.edu.

 

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