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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. 

Apr 15, 2022

Phillip Williamson is Director of Equestrian and Head Coach at the University of Lynchburg. In this role he oversees both the IHSA and NCEA teams. 

Williamson gradrated in 2016 with a equine studies degree from Centenary College (now University) in Hackettstown, N.J., Williamson was an accomplished rider for the Centenary program in his own right which contributed to his variety of experiences in the equestrian world. After graduation he served as a riding instructor and assistant team coach at Sweet Briar College from 2018 -2020, where he mentored two IHSA Zone 4 Region 4 championship teams. Besides being the head coach for University of Lynchburg, he holds a U.S. Equestrian Federation “r” judge’s card and is a United States Hunter Jumper Association Certified Trainer. He also completed a master's degree in coaching and sport leadership from Randolph College in 2021.