RELEASE/6 Feb. 2018
St. Andrews University Equestrian
In recent equestrian competitions, St. Andrews students continue to maintain their success with high team placings and individual champions.
At last Saturday’s home Dressage competition, the team of Gaby Stephens, Caroline Johnson, Juliana Moore and Isa Duckett finished first with Johnson as reserve high point rider.
Senior Alex Varisco won four shows and qualified for Dressage Nationals at Lake Erie College (OH) in April.
In all events that day, St. Andrews equestrians garnered 17 ribbons and claimed first in team placings over seven colleges including (2) North Carolina State and (3) Virginia Tech.
At the UNC Wilmington Hunter Seat show on Feb. 3, St. Andrews riders picked up 13 ribbons that captured first place, both in overall team points and show team. Their competition included NC State, Duke, UNC Chapel Hill and Elon. SAU rider Sabrina Vlacich collected two first place wins and was the high point rider.
A Hunter Seat show fills the arena at St. Andrews Feb. 10 and the Dressage team will be at Averett University (Danville, VA).