Release and team photo
St. Andrews Western Equestrian Team
In Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association competition in January, St. Andrews Western team continued to excel and claim numerous awards. Leading the team was Connor Smith with three firsts in reining and open horsemanship plus earning high point rider and in a second show, was reserve high point rider. Riders who received firsts included Kaitlyn Lomax (novice horsemanship), Amanda Steskal (intermediate II horsemanship), Beth Ann Tate (novice horsemanship) and Marcos Nogueira (intermediate I horsemanship). Thirteen St. Andrews equestrians won ribbons, contributing to their first team placing against schools including North Carolina State, Liberty University, Virginia Tech and Appalachian State. And for January, this team led their regional team standings over North Carolina State and Liberty. They are coached by Carla Wennberg.
A major Western show takes place at the Equestrian Center this weekend, beginning on Saturday.