Bob Cacchione, founder of the IHSA. Photo Courtesy of Nicole Sullivan
Sally Batton, Head Coach of the Dartmouth Equestrian IHSA team for 30 years and past IHSA National Steward, wants YOU to be a guest on her podcast Athletic Equestrian Riding in College! With 90 episodes so far and over 35,000 downloads, the Riding in College Podcast is THE one-stop-shop for high school and collegiate equestrian athletes!
Past guests include:
Bob Cacchione - IHSA Founder
Julianna Empie - 2022 IHSA Cacchione Cup Winner - Penn State University
Aria Morgan - Albion University IHSA Western Team Member
Rob Jacobs - St. Andrews University IHSA Alumni and now top trainer
Ashley Henry - SCAD Head Coach and multiple IHSA National Champions
USHJA Emerging Athletes Program
CJ Law - Mount Holyoke College Head Coach and multiple IHSA National Champions
What is the 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!
Sally knows just how much the IHSA has helped her career and took her to where she is now! She wants to show future generations of horsewomen and horsemen how they can build a sustainable career with the help of the college experience of being on an IHSA team.
What are we looking for in podcast guests?
We are looking for club or varsity collegiate coaches, IHSA students, equine program directors, alumni and related businesses and organizations to interview on the podcast.
Who is the podcast host?
Sally received a Bachelor’s degree in Equestrian Studies from Lake Erie College in Ohio, and later a Master’s degree in communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. She began her professional career at Centenary College in New Jersey and from 1990-2019, Sally was the Director of Riding and Varsity Equestrian Head Coach at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.
Sally was on the Board of Directors of the IHSA from 1984-2017. She served as the organization’s National Steward from 2001-2017, was recognized in 2013 with the IHSA Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2020, was inducted into the IHSA Hall of Fame. She is the author of The Athletic Equestrian: Over 40 Exercises for Good Hands, Power Legs, and Superior Seat, along with co-writer Christina Keim, past UNH head coach, which was published by Trafalgar Square Books.
We want to highlight the enormous benefits of riding on an IHSA team and insight into what it means to be an athlete at a collegiate level, the experiences that potential students can experience and how the IHSA prepares you for life after college.
Contact Sally today at email@example.com
or send her a text at 603-359-0008! Check all that Athletic Equestrian has to offer, including the Sally Batton Equestrian Clinics, Athletic Equestrian League, Equicize (mounted workouts) and The Athletic Equestrian: Over 40 Exercises for Good Hands, Power Legs, and Superior Seat.
Click here to listen to the podcast.