Sally Batton was the head coach of the Dartmouth College Division I Varsity Equestrian Team for 30 years, coaching dozens of riders to regional, zone and national titles. She is the past Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Steward and was presented with the IHSA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 and was inducted into the inaugural class of the IHSA Hall of Fame in 2019. Batton is a certified instructor with both the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) and the American Riding Instructor's Association (ARIA); in 2008, she was named ARIA Instructor of the Year. She is the Founder and current President of the Athletic Equestrian League, an organization that offers horsemanship education and competition opportunities to English and Western riders from first grade through adult. She lives in New Hampshire (athleticequestrian.com).
Christina Keim, M. Ed., is an award-winning equestrian journalist. Her work has appeared in The Chronicle of the Horse, UnTacked, Equine Journal, Practical Horseman, The Eastern Equerry, Northeast Equestrian Life, Green Mountain Horse Association Magazine, Woodstock Magazine, and The Plaid Horse, among others. She is a senior lecturer in the Equine Studies Program at the University of New Hampshire where she has also been the head coach of their Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association hunt seat team since 2004. In 2015, Christina founded Cold Moon Farm, LLC, a working horse farm dedicated to promoting sustainable living, conservation, and the highest standards of compassionate horsemanship in Rochester, New Hampshire (christinakeim.com).