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Athletic Equestrian: Riding In College 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. 

Aug 18, 2023

is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with a speciality in trauma practice and current doctorate student of Sport and Performance Psychology. At 16, Jenny suffered a bad fall while competing and fractured three vertebrae in her back. It was in her recovery that she first met with a therapist and was introduced to the world of sport psychology. After her fall, Jenny found herself struggling to canter over .80m courses without circling, when the years prior she was competing in the 'Big Eq' and 1.15m jumper courses. The mental injury from her fall left her wounded long after she was cleared by doctors to get back in the saddle. As she continued her studies in college and graduate school, she kept riding and showing. And, working on her own mental game. In 2018 she jumped her first National Grand Prix and won 6th place at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in the Amateur Owner Jumpers. She soon realized that there needed to be more mental health professionals in the equine industry. She started her own private therapy practice in 2021. She works solely with equestrians, of all ages and disciplines, to help people manage their mental health and improve performance in the show ring. Jenny still rides and competes when she can, but now she spends a majority of time finishing her doctorate degree and working with riders to persevere through the tough feelings of anxiety and fear that she knows all too well herself.