Jessica Straus, R-MC Team Coach
Jessica Straus graduated from CNU in May 2008 where she was the Equestrian Team
President for two years, and vice president for two years, in addition to being
the program assistant for sport clubs. While on the team, Jessica competed on the
IHSA circuit (2nd at Regionals, 4th at Zones) and at ANRC.
Jessica began her coaching career in the fall of 2013 with Randolph-Macon College’s
Equestrian Team. In R-MCET’s second year, and Jessica’s first year of coaching,
the team rose from 11th out
of 16 teams to 5th out
of 17 teams. R-MCET was also High Point College at Towson University and had one
rider place first and another fifth for their divisions for the year in the region.
Jessica is available for lessons for students that are showing and training rides.
She teaches rider effectiveness and equitation skills for both riding and training,
and she believes exposure to every discipline helps riding students. While her focus
has always been the hunters, she has ridden with an eventing, dressage, jumper,
and even a western trainer. Jessica’s extensive and diverse training allows her
to bring many different techniques to training horse and rider. In addition to teaching
lessons and training, Jessica is a high school science teacher.