New year: New assistant equestrian coach

by Abbey Good

Staff Writer


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.