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Athletic Equestrian Podcast

Navigating the world of collegiate riding is a mystery to most young rider athletes and their families.  Sally Batton, a collegiate varsity equestrian coach for over 30 years, interviews coaches, organizations and riders for their insight on what it takes to ride on a collegiate equestrian team.  So saddle up and join her as she reveals the inner workings of collegiate equestrian. 

Apr 28, 2021

Larry Sanchez has been leading the Oklahoma State Equestrian program as its Head Coach for twenty years.  Under his guidance, Oklahoma State Equestrian, located in Stillwater, OK, has won the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) National Championships six times and has coached numerous All-American and...


Apr 21, 2021

Kelly Francfort has been the IHSA Vice President since 2017 and won the IHSA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.  She has coached the Rutgers University Equestrian Team, New Brunswick, NJ for over 20 years and has had numerous athletes qualify for the IHSA National Championships.   Kelly is also oversees the IHSA...


Apr 14, 2021

Lindsay Martin is the President of the College Preparatory Invitational (CPI), a program that allows young equestrians in grades 8-12 to explore the collegiate equestrian experience. Since Lindsay purchased the CPI in 2014, the program has grown to include CPI Florida and CPI New Jersey and offers young riders the...


Apr 8, 2021

Dr. Piper Klemm
 is the owner and publisher of The Plaid Horse and is the host of The Plaidcast, both covering the USEF/USHJA horse showing world and other horse related topics. She also owns a fleet of lease ponies for the horse show circuit, Stonewall Ponies. Piper has her PhD from the University of California,...


Apr 2, 2021

Cory Kieschnick

The Associate Professor and Chair of Equine Science and Management at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, PA. She also serves as the Director of Equestrian Teams, overseeing the IHSA Hunt Seat and Western Teams and the Intercollegiate Dressage Association Team. She has a M.S. in Education and is...