Jane DaCosta is the Founder and Executive Director of the Metropolitan Equestrian Team (MET) which is a 501(c) (3) committed to cultivating young aspiring athletes in grades 3-12 by developing their talents through horseback riding and educational resources.
Jane informs the listeners of her background growing up in Brooklyn, NY and the road that took her to founding MET. She discusses how MET includes not only the mounted teams that compete in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) and the Athletic Equestrian League (AEL) but also the Equine Opportunity Program, Education Programs and College Advising. To date, Jane and MET have helped obtain over $1.6 million dollars in scholarship money for MET athletes.
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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