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Dartmouth Riding Center
PO Box 351
Etna, NH 03750
Phone: (603) 643-1808
Fax: (603) 646-1405

Instructor Profiles

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Sally Batton

Sally Batton enters her 29th and final 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 five Ivy League titles, in 1997, 2007, 2010, 2014 and 2016 and five IHSA Zone I, Region 2 titles in 2005, 2007, 2010, 2014 and 2016.  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 served on the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Board of Directors since 1984, first as a Regional President, then chair of numerous committees, and served as National Steward from 2001 to 2017. 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 President and Founder of the Athletic Equestrian League.  Batton is a USHJA Certified Trainer.  

Last Updated: 9/11/18