Dr. Leah Holland Fiorentino is the NCEA Executive Director and a full professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Dr. Fiorentino is a graduate of the State University of NY at Stony Brook, Adelphi University and Teachers College, Columbia University.
Dr. Fiorentino, called “Doc”, guides the listeners through the history of the NCEA and explains that it is the ruling association for the emerging sport Equestrian in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). She also explains the format of the NCEA competitions and discusses how scholarships and recruiting work in the twenty-six schools that make up the NCEA.
The Athletic Equestrian podcast by Sally Batton, 30-year Head Coach of the Varsity Dartmouth College Equestrian Team, navigates the world of collegiate riding as she interviews coaches, organizations and riders for their insight on what it takes to ride on a collegiate equestrian team.
Athletic Equestrian is the organization that oversees the Athletic Equestrian League, Athletic Equestrian Clinics and the upcoming book to be published by Horse and Rider Books, Athletic Equestrian: Ride Like a Varsity Athlete by Sally Batton and Christina Keim.
The Athletic Equestrian League is an organization of equestrian athletes who compete in individual competition offered in both English and Western disciplines. The AEL includes a Minis development division for 1st-3rd grades and competition for 4th-12th graders, Collegiate riders and adults.
Sally Batton, President
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