by Abbey Good
At a small school like Sewanee, a new pro- fessor or coach always brings fresh excitement to the school year and the new assistant equestrian coach, Allie Truitt is no exception. Truitt will be replacing a recently vacated position. Truitt is a former student of the head coach, Susan Glover, back when she taught at Virginia Intermont College. She majored in Equine Science and most recently was the Head Instructor at the Cumberland Riding Academy in Hendersonville, TN. “Several students on the equestrian team are excited about having a new coach to learn from,” Leslie Goodman (C’17) said.
Truitt has a vast amount of experience and we are all looking forward to getting to know her better and I know her knowledge will allow the team to continue improving.
Another student, Megan Hopson (C’17), who qualified for zone finals last season, said, “We are looking forward to learning from her, and I’m excited about what the new show season will bring.” This season for the for the equestrian team has already begun, and the team will be competing against top schools like Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee State University, and many other well-known colleges this year. The first horseshow of the season will be hosted at the Sewanee equestrian facility on Saturday, September 27 and will continue on Sunday, September 28. All are welcome to cheer on the Sewanee’s equestrian team.