The Sweet Briar riding program has announced that Elizabeth “Lizzie” Fisch will join the instructional and coaching team on Jan. 1.
Fisch comes to Sweet Briar from Atlanta, where she has been assistant trainer and barn manager at the Atlanta Hunt Club since 2008. In addition to her duties at the hunt club, she has coached two successful Interscholastic Equestrian Association teams in the Atlanta area.
Fisch is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, now Randolph College, so she knows first-hand the value of attending an all-women’s institution. At Sweet Briar, she will teach a variety of riding levels and will coach the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team. She says she is excited about this opportunity and can’t wait to be a part of the Sweet Briar program and community.
Riding director Mimi Wroten sees Fisch as a great fit for the program, citing her background in teaching and training students and horses of all levels, and her ability to get the best performance out of both.
“I believe that Lizzie has the passion and drive that a Sweet Briar instructor needs, while maintaining high standards of horsemanship,” she says.
Fisch will get a chance to meet the riders and horses she will be working with during the weekend of Dec. 7-9, when she plans to visit campus for the College’s Winter Horse Show. All are welcome to stop by and say hello.