Dressage riders from William Woods University had a successful weekend at the St. Louis Area Dressage Show Fall Classic/Region 4 Championships Oct. 11-13.
WWU took nine of its riders to show at the annual SLADS fall classic, where the Region 4 Championships were being held.
“We had another great show at the National Equestrian Center. It’s always fun to show at SLADS shows–we know most of the competitors and they and the show management are happy to see us coming because we’re friendly and helpful,” said Karen Pautz, WWU dressage instructor.
- Sarah-Rose Brush of Paso Robles, Calif., on Isildur’s Heir (Strider), second in First-Level Junior/Young Rider
- Amanda Cunningham of Mexico, Mo., on Silvano, rode in the First-Level Adult Amateur USDF Championship and the Second-Level Adult Amateur
- Stephanie Freeland of Zionsville, Ind., on Dorana (Dora), second in Training-Level Junior/Young Rider and two seconds in Training-Level Open
- Andrea Garcia of Homestead, Fla., on Bon Chance (Chance), first, two seconds and sixth in First-Level Junior/Young Rider:
- Sariana Lee of Ramona, Calif., on Weltero (Tero), first, second and third in First-Level Adult Amateur and fourth in Second-Level Adult Amateur
- Jessica Scharenbroch of Kiel, Wis., on American Idol (Blondie), three firsts in Training-Level Junior/Young Rider
- Krista Spencer of Naperville, Ill., on Take Over (Tigger), first in USDF FEI Young Rider Championship and first in FEI Prix St. Georges Junior/ Young Rider
- Emma Staley of Cherry Hills Village, Colo., on her own horse, Mattu, two firsts, second, fourth and fifth in First-Level Junior/Young Rider
- Ashley Sundin of Holt, Mo., on Wajombo, two firsts and sixth in Third-Level Adult Amateur
Horses showed once or twice a day during the three-day show, and Pautz was happy with the results of the weekend.
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]“I was really pleased with the WWU riders and horses. I saw consistent improvement through the three days,”[/quote] Pautz said.
“I was especially happy for Krista Spencer and Take Over, who traveled to Kentucky for the FEI Junior/Young Riders Championships in July, but weren’t able to compete. At SLADS, Krista and Tigger won the Region 4 FEI/Young Rider Championship against tough competition, so that was a nice payoff after all the hard work they’ve put in all summer,” she said.