Jim Arrigon is the Director of the Equestrian Talent Search (ETS) which allow young athletes to be taught, evaluated and recruited by college coaches in intensive weekend instructional and competition clinics since 2005. Equestrian Talent Search is a clearing house for young riders and their parents to get reliable information to help them understand exactly what college equestrian is about, how to become involved, and how to find a program that is a good fit.
Jim also discusses how his Tournament of Champions (TOC) started in the early 1990’s and which takes the best teams in the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) and top individual Medal riders and puts them together in competitions held up and down the East Coast and Midwest.
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 Riding in College podcast is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
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, The Athletic Equestrian 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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