The first weekend of the new season was kind to St. Andrews University open rider
Conner Smith (pictured). The senior from Gastonia, North Carolina won all four of
his open classes over the September 23/24 weekend to take the early lead in the
Region 3 Western Open Rider Standings. Meanwhile the Knights western team finished
that weekend seven points ahead of North Carolina State while the hunter seat team
won by five over the Wolfpack on September 30th.