Dartmouth IHSA Equestrian Team


Sam Parsons, '10

Weston, CT
I started riding when I was 5 and took lessons once a week on school ponies until I got my own horse when I was 15. I started showing when I was 12 and worked my way up through the levels of equitation from short-stirrup until the 3'6" Jr. Medal Classes
"Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
Cristina Herren, '12

Open Fences, Intermediate Flat
Chicago, IL
10 years hunter/jumper riding, showing in hunters for 3 years.
Linda Cummins, '10

Houston, TX
I first rode a horse on a trail ride when I was 8. I loved it so much that started riding english, and have been doing it ever since.
"It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives."
Faye Keegan, '12
Greenwich, CT
I've been riding since I was four. I most recently have show in the Medal, Maclay and USEF Talent search classes, as well as the Junior Hunters.
Lauren Rosenbaum, '11

Colorado Springs, CO
I have been riding since I was 8. I did the junior hunters and equitation before coming to college, when I stopped riding to focus on running for the Dartmouth Cross Country team. Due to injuries, I had to stop running this year and have rediscovered my love of riding.
Liz Wilkerson, '11
Intermediate Flat, Novice Fences
Houston, TX
Katherine Lindzey, '13

Austin, TX
My family has a ranch so I've been riding my whole life. I began riding hunters ten years ago and have been competing locally for the past eight years.
Rochele Brown, '13
Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter
Palm Beach, FL
Abby Franklin, '13
Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter
Wilmont, NH
Helena Witte, '13

Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter
Fairfield, CT
Grew up riding english in middle school and competing until I was 12. then started spending summers out west in Montana and Wyoming , where I learned all my rodeo events and how to wrangle and work cattle, etc.
"Aerodynamically, a bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly. But the bumble bee doesn't know that, so it just keeps on flying."
Anne Peale, '11

Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter
San Carlos, CA
I had a few lessons before Dartmouth but I didn't start riding seriously until I came here. I took beginner lessons for P.E. credit my freshman year and got hooked. This fall I tried out for the team and now I'm a walk-trot-canter rider!
"Don't Panic."
Gaby Sauza , '13

Beginning Walk, Trot, Canter
Atlanta, GA
I've been around horses my whole life but have taken lessons on and off since the 5th grade.
"I don't know how to put this but I'm kind of a big deal...People know me...I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany."
Sam Wright, '10

Beginning Walk, Trot, Canter
Cheshire, CT
I rode a little bit of western when I was 9 and did sporadic riding camps until the summer before my freshman year, when I worked with the Yale polo ponies. I rode about 3 times a week in hopes of making the equestrian team :) and I did!
"You're unique, just like everybody else."
Natalie Colaneri, '12

Beginning Walk, Trot, Canter
Jericho, NY
I've ridden off-and-on for fun for about five years. I joined the team freshman year and love it! I also volunteer back home at an equine therapy program and summer camp for disabled kids.
"Now the party don't start 'til I walk in"
Baljir Baatartogtoh, '12

Walk, Trot
Ulaanbataar, Mongolia
I grew up in Mongolia, so I have been around horses a great deal. However, Mongolian horses are significantly smaller and the riding style is starkly different. Therefore, being on the Dartmouth Equestrian Team has been a great learning experience
"Horses and children, I often think, have a lot of the good sense there is in the world."
The Dean of the College Office, through its Executive Officer, is responsible for the operation of the Dartmouth Riding Center. The Center programs, under the management of the Director of Riding, provide recreational riding opportunities for Dartmouth students, faculty and staff, and for members of the local community. The facility serves as a home for the Dartmouth Equestrian Team, and for physical education classes and several individual lesson programs. Community outreach activities include instruction for all ages, a small handicapped riding program and the opportunity to board horses.