Bridgewater College athletics director Curt Kendall has
announced that Beth Boteler has been hired as the assistant to the
director of riding and riding club advisor at the Bridgewater
College Equestrian Center.
Boteler comes to Bridgewater College with a vast array of experience in the equine industry.
As a student at Virginia Tech, Boteler rode for the Virginia Tech equestrian team and placed fourth individually at the 2000 IHSA National Show.
Following graduation from Virginia Tech, Boteler was a riding instructor and facility manager/owner at Round Hill Farm in Waynesboro, Va. She returned to Tech in 2003 where she served as facility manager and assistant equestrian coach for two years.
Since 2005, Boteler has been the Equine Director at Hazelwild Farm Educational Foundation in Fredericksburg, Va., and has also been the head coach of the intercollegiate equestrian team at the University of Mary Washington. In 2008, Boteler coached the Mary Washington team to a seventh-place finish at the IHSA National Show. She also coached the 2008 individual open equitation champion and the third-place finisher in individual open equitation at the IHSA National Championship.
Boteler graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor of science degree in Animal and Poultry Science with Equine emphasis. She later earned her master of science degree from Tech in Career and Technical Education/Agriculture and Extensive Education.
Boteler will begin work at the Bridgewater College Equestrian Center on August 31.