“To have so many great colleges represented here on our campus was amazing,” said Carla Wennberg, St. Andrews western coach. “Our students were great hosts.”
The competition started out with Mark Mowbray from Rhodesdale, MD, winning the Individual Open Reining class.
Then the Intermediate Team Horesemanship was won by Jordan Belanger from King. NC.
Team Novice Horsemanship was won byJanelle Petruska from Gastonia.
Steven Dennis from Atlanta, GA, won Individual Beginner Horsemanship while Angela Bradford from Brunswick, GA won Team Beginner Horsemanship.
Janelle Petruska placed first in Individual Intermediate Horsemanship. While Dillon Vaughn won Individual Novice Horsemanship.
Placing first in Individual Open Horsemanship was Gena Ulveie from Norway.
St. Andrews competed against 30 colleges from across the country including Clemson University, Lander University, Middle Tennessee State University and West Virginia University, among others.
“My riders were prepared and all of their hard work came together at the right time,” said Wennberg.
St. Andrews will advance to nationals to defend their national title in May in Lexington, KY.
“The worst thing we can do is become complacent,” said Assistant Western Coach Lindsey Trockenbrot. “Our new motto is to practice like we have never won!”
For more information about the Equestrian Program at St. Andrews, visit our website at www.sa.edu or find us on Facebook.