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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. 

May 25, 2021

Tana McKay is the Head Coach of the Texas A&M Equestrian Team located in College Station, TX. Tana has led her team to twelve NCEA titles in her 22 years as Head Coach.  Tana graduated from Colorado State University and has her M.A. in Equine Behavior from Texas A & M. Tana was the chair of the NCEA Competition...


May 18, 2021

Mary and Sarah join the podcast to talk about the Equine Studies major and teams at Lake Erie College located in Painesville, OH. Mary Pardee is the Director of Riding and an Assistant Professor of Equine Studies. She has her B.A. from the University of KY and her Master of Education from Lake Erie College. Sarah Dwyer...


May 12, 2021

Sherri West is the Director of Riding and Head Coach of the Hollins University Equestrian Team located in Roanoke, VA.  Sherri also currently serves as the organization’s National Steward.  Sherri talks about the ins and outs of the Equestrian Team as well as the other opportunities to ride at...


May 5, 2021

                   

Daisy Freund & Olivia Champ

As past competitors on the varsity Dartmouth College Equestrian Team, Daisy and Olivia share their experiences both on the team and during their collegiate search.  Daisy Freund received her B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Dartmouth in 2008 and also received her...