Sally Batton enters her 25th season as head coach of the Dartmouth Equestrian Team and Director of Riding. Since coming to Dartmouth in 1990, Batton has led the Dartmouth Equestrian team to four Ivy League titles, in 1997, 2007, 2010 and 2014 and three IHSA Zone I, Region 2 titles in 2005, 2007 and 2014. In 2008, Batton was named the American Riding Instructors' Association Instructor of the Year, and is certified Level III in ARIA in Hunter Seat and Recreational Riding. Batton was awarded the 2013 IHSA Lifetime Achievement Award.
Arriving at Dartmouth from Centenary College in NJ, she was on the faculty in the Equine Studies program, and coached their IHSA team, qualifying the team for two National Championships.
Batton has served on the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Board of Directors since 1984, first as a Regional President, then chair of numerous committees, and has served as National Steward since 2001. Serving on the Board of the American Polocrosse Association for many years, she also coached the Dartmouth Polocrosse Club. In 1990, Batton's book on the sport was published, Polocrosse: Australian Made, Internationally Played.
A 1983 graduate from Lake Erie College in Ohio, Batton earned a bachelor's degree in Equine Studies before earning a master's degree in Communications at Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1989. She is also the President of the IHSA Professional Horseman's Association chapter and is President and Founder of the Athletic Equestrian League. Batton is a USHJA Certified Trainer.
Last Updated: 8/21/14