SAU Western team wins two at home

October 1, 2013

LAURINBURG – The St. Andrews University Western team won both Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Western competitions over the weekend at the equestrian center.

N.C. State University finished second both Saturday and Sunday in competitions that earned Michelle Hustad high point rider each day.

“Hard work really does pay off,” said Hustad. “Having a good coach really does matter. This new team has great camaraderie and is already a tight-knit group.”

Saturday’s show saw first place finishes by Hustad, Katie Mosca, Natasha Worker, Vicki Wiese, Callie Whaley, Logan Teeter, Ali Clynes Schmieding, and Dugan McDermott.

Michelle Eld, Jarret Vaughn, and Mark Mowbray contributed second-place finishes to the team total.

“We are a very new team, but we already get along well which really pays off in competition and especially when we host,” said Katie Mosca, the horse show chair.

Sunday saw even more blue and red ribbons for the SAU riders. Mosca, Hustad, Mowbray, Wiese, Austin Trockenbrot, Cailey Culp and Erin Hudson provided first place finishes.

Callie Whaley, Alexandra Fullerton, Erica LeSeur, Teeter and Hustad also contributed second-place finishes to the effort. Sarah Murvin also added a fourth place finish to the team totals.

“It has been amazing for me to see the confidence of the riders both returners and new students at their first show,” said Coach Carla Wennberg. “We are already a team, the students work hard, take good care of the horses and look out for one another. It is a joy for me.”

The Western team will return to competition on Nov. 23 – 24.

The SAU equestrian center will host an IHSA Hunter Seat Show this weekend.