4/20/2010 - Equine competitor Janice Palmer-Williams tapped as hunt seat coach
By Joy Hays
Janice Palmer-Williams of Marion will begin her new position as the hunt seat equestrian coach at Judson College in the fall semester.
Williams has been an adjunct teacher in the college equine program since 2003.
"I was excited to be able to work at my alma mater," Williams said. "I love working with the students, getting to know them on a personal level and helping them reach a higher level with their riding skills."
Williams, who graduated from Judson in 1983, takes dressage lessons (competitive horse training) and attends dressage clinics with various instructors from all over the United Sates, as well as horse jumping lessons.
She has been active for a number of years in three-phase horse shows with dressage and cross-country-- usually a one-to-two mile course-- with approximately 20 jumping efforts.
"As the hunt seat (English) team coach, I hope to pass on my passion for horses and the enjoyment of riding in competition," she said.
"We're delighted to have Janice as a part of the faculty at Judson," said equine director Jennifer Hoggle. "She brings a level of expertise that will be very beneficial to the growth of our equine program."
* Article courtesy of the Judson College Public Relations Department.
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