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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. 

Dec 15, 2021

Randi Heathman is the Founder of The Equestrian College Advisor and has her BA from Albion College and her MA from Spring Arbor University.  She is an independent educational consultant who helps families navigate the waters of their collegiate search.

Dec 10, 2021

The Athletic Equestrian Riding in College series podcast has just won the 2021 Best Educational Podcast Winnie Award from the Equus Film & Arts Festival.  Founder and Director Lisa Diersen discusses the origin of the Film & Arts Festival and its growth to where it is today.

Dec 2, 2021

As a Division I Equestrian athlete and a two-time Paralympian, Staci Mannella has proven that her dreams are limitless regardless of her Achromatopsia, a genetic eye condition that has caused her to be legally blind. Staci discusses her road to her B.A. degree from Dartmouth, her M.Sc from the U. of British Columbia...

Nov 18, 2021

In 2018 Weisinger was named the head coach of then newly formed UC Davis equestrian team. In the 3 years since she was named head coach she has grown the team to consist of 3 coaches, 27 horses and 35 student-athletes. Today UCD remains the youngest Dual Discipline Team. Prior to her success at UC Davis, Weisinger led...

Nov 11, 2021

The National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) is the oldest collegiate riding organization in the country at 72 years old!  NIRA Commissioner Roger Walters joins the podcast to discuss the 130 schools and over 3500 athletes currently competing across the US.  He clarifies the various disciplines offered...