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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 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...


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...