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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. 

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 including Bareback, Saddle Bronc, Steer Wrestling and Bull Riding for the men and Roping, Goat Tying, and Barrel Racing for the women.