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Virginia Intermont College names new head riding coach

Published On: Jul 12 2013 08:45:08 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 12 2013 01:42:48 PM CDT
BRISTOL, Va. -

Virginia Intermont College (VI) announced today a new organizational structure for its renowned equestrian program. 

Effective immediately, longtime associate professor and coach Lisa Moosmueller-Terry will assume the position of head riding coach and director of the Equestrian Center. A 1992 graduate of VI, Moosmueller-Terry coaches VI's Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) teams and led them to national championships in 2006, 2007 and 2010.  She is vice president and regional representative of the IDA, an American Riding Instructor Association Level III certified instructor and test administrator in hunt seat and dressage, and a Level I EAGAD instructor.

Heather McCloud, currently assistant coach and a VI alumna, will coach the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) teams, which boast three national championships. McCloud has assisted with both the IDA and IHSA teams during the last six years. Both McCloud and Moosmueller-Terry will continue their teaching roles as professors of equine studies.

Administrative oversight of the riding teams and equestrian athletes has been reassigned to the Department of Athletics led by Executive Director of Athletics Christopher Holt.

Holt has a Master's degree in educational leadership from Union College and places strong emphasis in excellence for student-athletes not only in competition but also in character, community and the classroom.