Baker Saddles Head Equestrian Coach Post

Release by Sports Information Department.
Macon, Georgia
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Wesleyan College Athletics is pleased to announce the hiring of Catherine Baker as the next Head Equestrian Coach. Coach Baker brings to Wesleyan over 20+ years of professional & equestrian experience, taking over the Nancy Ellis Knox Equestrian Center.
 
"I am thrilled to join the Wesleyan College family. The position of Head Equestrian Coach, Nancy Ellis Knox Equestrian Center Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty is the perfect mesh of of my two passions as an educator and an equestrian. My goal is for every student to learn from the horses and take these skills into every aspect of their life. The Nancy Ellis Knox Equestrian Center is a wonderful facility on a beautiful campus. There is so much potential for the program to provide amazing opportunities to the students and the community. I am blessed to have been selected by Wesleyan College."
 
In accepting the position, Baker additionally commented, "There are two signs on my desk: "Follow Your Dreams" and "Inspire". I hope that everyone involved with Wesleyan College Equestrian Center embraces these ideas. Horses are very special creatures that teach us responsibility, courage, empathy, and humbleness."
 
Baker holds a Masters in Educational Administration from Texas A&M-Texarkana & Masters in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Baker previously studied Biology in her undergraduate at St. Edwards University. Away from equestrian, Baker has additionally worked in human resources and in education as a high school Biology teacher.
 
 
The Baker File

2018

Area V Eventing Advocate and Affiliate Representative

FEI Steward - Land Rover, NAYR, WEG

IEA Steward - Haughton LA, Stonewell LA, Texas Rose Horse Park TX, Tulsa OK

2017

Area V Eventing Advocate

USEA Volunteer Award - http://useventing.com/news/catherine-baker-useas-volunteer-month-presented-athletux

FEI Chief Steward - Texas Rose Horse Park

FEI Assistant Chief Steward - Fair Hill International, Colorado Horse Park

FEI Steward - Rolex, Rebecca Farm

IEA Steward - Tyler TX, Haughton LA, Stonewall LA, Katy TX

Volunteer:  Meadow Creek Park, TRHP, Fair Hill, Holly Hill, Rolex, Colorado Horse Park, NAJYRC, AEC

2016

Area V YR Coordinator

NAJYRC Chef d'Equip Area V - Colorado Horse Park

FEI Steward - Virginia Horse Trials

FEI Testing Technician Course - Passed Written Exam – License pending Practical Exam

IEA Steward - Haughton LA, Denton TX

Volunteer:  Meadow Creek Park, TRHP, Rebecca Farm, Holly Hill, Rolex, Colorado Horse Park, Willow Draw, AEC

2015

Area V YR Coordinator

NAJYRC Chef d'Equip Area V - Kentucky Horse Park

Licensed FEI Level 1 Eventing Steward - #10101820

2014

Area V Chair

Area V YR Coordinator

NAJYRC Chef d'Equip Area V - Kentucky Horse Park

Apprentice FEI Eventing Steward - Rebecca Farm, Fair Hill International

2013

Area V Chair

NAJYRC Assistant Area V - Kentucky Horse Park

Area V YR Assistant Coordinator

NTEA Al Smith Award - awarded for outstanding service by adult member

FEI Level 1 Eventing Steward Course

Apprentice FEI Eventing Steward - Rolex, Greenwood Farm, NAJYRC

2012

Area V Chair

NAJYRC Assistant Area V - Kentucky Horse Park

Area V YR Assistant Coordinator

USEF/USEA "r" TD Course

2011

Area V Adult Rider Coordinator

NAJYRC Camp Mom Area V - Kentucky Horse Park

2010

Area V Adult Rider Coordinator

Area V YR Team Challenge Coordinator

USEA Governor's Cup - awarded for outstanding volunteer service

2009

Area V Adult Rider Coordinator

Area V YR Team Challenge Coordinator