Team Leadership

Staff

MUET wouldn't be the same without our staff and student leaders to bring our team together. We are privileged to have a great coaching staff for our club and are one of the only club sports with full time coaches.

Heather Pinnick

Heather Pinnick
Director
burrahe@miamioh.edu

 

Graduated from The University of Findlay with a Bachelor of Science degree in Equine Science and Biology as well as a Masters of Education degree.

Part of Miami Equestrian since 2005.

Coached several riders and teams to national titles.

Certified trainer through USHJA.

Intercollegiate Horse Shows Zone 6 Chair.

 

Beth Frey

Beth Frey
Assistant Director
neumanba@miamioh.edu

 

Graduated from Miami University.

An accomplished competitive rider in the AQHA arena with multiple futurity championships, ROM's, and Congress Top Ten Placings.

Part of Miami Equestrian since 2004.

Coached Miami's Judging Team to a Reserve National Championship in 2006 and a 5th place finish at the 2007 All-Amercan Quarter Horse Congress.

Kaitlyn Iafrate

Kaitlyn Iafrate
Assistant Director
iafratk2@miamioh.edu

Graduated from The University of Findlay with a Bachelor of Science in Equine Science with Dressage Emphasis and Equine Business Management and Minor in Business Administration.

Served as UF's Intecollegiate Dressage Association President.

Ridden with Michael Poulin and Ida Anderson-Norris.

Executive Board

The Executive Board is comprised of elected members of MUET and is critical to the success of our team. These student leaders manage the team funds, organize shows, oversee team trips and travel arrangements, keep track of attendance, raise funds, manage the website and communications, ensure safety, and set up team events.

Emily VanZeeland - President
Emily VanZeeland
President
Claire Turner - Vice President
Claire Turner
Vice President
Catherine Wasylyshyn - Secretary
Catherine Wasylyshyn
Secretary
Emily Shirley - Treasurer
Emily Shirley
Treasurer
Elizabeth Saccoliti - Bookkeeper
Elizabeth Saccoliti
Bookkeeper
Keara Sonntag - Service and Fundraising Chair
Keara Sonntag
Service/Fundraising Chair
Kayla Kramer - Public Relations Chair
Kayla Kramer
Public Relations Chair
Tess Von Hemel - Travel Chair
Tess Von Hemel
Travel Coordinator
Madelyn Hanson - Dressage Captain
Madelyn Hanson
Dressage Captain
Olivia LeRoux - Western Captain
Olivia LeRoux
Western Captain
Amy Knox - Hunt Seat Co-Captain
Amy Knox
Hunt Seat Co-Captain
Shannon Allen - Hunt Seat Co-Captain
Shannon Allen
Hunt Seat Co-Captain