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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. 

Mar 24, 2022

Rob Jacobs is a trainer, judge and clinician based in Seattle. Rob has his BA and MBA from St Andrews University and takes the listeners through his journey from his college search through his current position as assistant trainer at Aleron Training Stables and the development of his organization that provides clinics...


Mar 18, 2022

Dana Lesesne is a lifelong equestrian who started in Pony Club and worked her way up . up tp 1* level and recieved her Pony Club "A" rating. She has a BA in English from Sweet Briar College and studied Mass Communications and Public Relations at the University of South Carolina. She worked in PR before accepting the...


Mar 11, 2022

Lily Rhodes is a Junior at the University of Lynchburg in Lynchburg, VA. Listen in as she takes us on a journey from an accident when she was 14 to riding Para-Dressage to where she is today as a Hunter Seat Equitation rider in the IHSA.


Mar 4, 2022

Leslie Threlkeld is the Chair of the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Committee and lives in NC.  Leslie discusses the origins of collegiate eventing and how it has grown and progressed through the years to over 2500 riders today.