Laurinburg, N.C., April 26, 2006 -- For the second year in a row, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) won the overall team competition at the American National Riding Commission's (ANRC) National Intercollegiate Riding Championship April 23. Host school St. Andrews Presbyterian College earned second place with Goucher College third.
SCAD's Jordan Siegel was a repeat overall individual champion, having won the competition last year. Christina Kalinski of St. Andrews earned second overall and Meredith Gallagher of SCAD finished third.
"We were thrilled to host the competition and are pleased with the result," said Laura Norment, meet director. "We appreciate the work of everyone who contributed to the event to make it a success."
St. Andrews earned first place in the team dressage sportif competition ahead of SCAD and Virginia Intermont College.
SCAD won the team hunter seat equitation competition and the team hunter trials equitation competition. With a score of 50.70, the University of Virginia and St. Andrews tied for second in the team hunter seat equitation competition. Goucher College earned second place in the team hunter trials equitation competition with St. Andrews third.
Hattie Saltonstall of SCAD won the hunter seat equitation competition and hunter trials equitation competition, while Ericka Jewell of Virginia Intermont College won the dressage sportif competition.
Special awards were presented to three individuals. The Sportsmanship Award was presented to Lydia Davies of Goucher College. Paul Cronin was awarded the ANRC Professional Service Award for outstanding service and contribution to the ANRC. Whitney Roper of the University of Virginia received the ANRC Collegiate Amateur Rider Award for the best representation of intercollegiate competition.
The event also includes a written competition, which St. Andrews won with a team score of 175.10. Goucher College and Delaware Valley were second and third with respective team totals of 172 and 171. In the individual written competition, Jessica Yankus of Delaware Valley College placed first with Siobhan Fitzgerald of Virginia Intermont College and Elizabeth Gold of Sweet Briar College finishing second and third, respectively.
The 2007 ANRC National Intercollegiate Riding Championship will take place at Centenary College in Hackettstown, N.J. For more information on the ANRC, visit www.anrc.org.