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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. 

Jul 28, 2021

Kaelyn Kennedy is the owner and creative director of TKEQ The Shop.  Kaelyn is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Canada and started TKEQ when she was only 17.  TKEQ is based in Calgary, Alberta and produces equestrian-inspired graphic tees & pullovers as well as activewear.
 
Kaelyn takes the...


Jul 22, 2021

Ashley Duda is the Head Coach of the St Andrews University IHSA team located in Laurinburg, NC.  Ashley is also an Assistant Professor in the Equine Studies program and coaches the ANRC and the outside showing teams. Ashley has her BS from Virginia Tech and her MA from Kansas...


Jul 14, 2021

Belinda Colgan is the Head Coach of the Skidmore College Varsity Equestrian Team located in Saratoga Springs, NY. After graduating from Skidmore College in 2004 she stayed on as the barn manager then assistant coach. In 2019 she was named Head Coach of the varsity equestrian...


Jul 7, 2021


Chloe Kerschl was born and raised in Lexington, Virginia and was soon introduced to her first pony by her horse-loving mother. She has always had a love for horses which is why after a couple years of doing only ballet, she finally returned to the barn. She began riding again at her godmothers therapeutic riding center...


Jul 4, 2021

Jim Arrigon is the Director and Founder of the Equestrian Talent Search (ETS) and the Collegiate Tournament of Champions. ETS weekends allow young athletes to be taught, evaluated and recruited by college coaches in intensive weekend instructional and competition clinics. Jim was an IHSA coach for over 30 years and...