SAU Dressage maintains second place in conference
The St. Andrews University Dressage team remains in second place in the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) regional standings after a tough competition Saturday at Averett University.
St. Andrews riders divided into two teams and finished third and fourth in the competition. The team from Averett finished first with one of two teams from North Carolina State University (NCSU) finished second.
The weekend results allow Averett to keep a four-point lead in the conference over St. Andrews. NCSU is in third place.
"The team had ups and downs,” said Coach Jackie Dwelle. “Everyone did their job, which is to ride their best. They made me proud both with good riding and good sportsmanship. They showed grace in their conduct and represented St. Andrews very well.”
Megan Pustarfi had a first place finish in her division. Abigail Skillman and Logan Teeter contributed second place finishes.
Bridget Newman, McCall DiMarco and Elizabethe Weeks each contributed fourth place finishes in the competition.
On the season, Skillman has a one point lead in First Level while Weeks is first in Introductory level. Kristen Parker is currently in third place in Lower Training while Teeter is currently in fourth place in Introductory Level.
The Dressage Team will next compete on Sunday at the St. Andrews Equestrian Center in an event rescheduled due to snow.