Vanessa Bartsch, Head Coach of the Stanford University Equestrian Team, Joins Host Sally Batton on the Athletic Equestrian Riding in College Podcast

Vanessa Bartsch is the Head Coach of the Stanford Equestrian Team located in Stanford, CA and is the Executive Director of the University’s Red Barn and the Regional President of IHSA Zone 8, Region 1.  Vanessa has coached Stanford to 14 consecutive IHSA Regional and Zone Championships as well as placing in the Top Three at the last three IHSA National Championships.  Vanessa graduated from Stanford University where she was Captain of the team and competed in both Hunt Seat and Western.

Vanessa shares the details of competing on the Hunt Seat, Western and Dressage teams at Stanford as well as other riding opportunities at the historic Stanford Red Barn.  Vanessa also discusses the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Program that offers prospective equestrian athletes the opportunity to ride with the Stanford coaches.

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.  

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 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.

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