Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Randolph-Macon College Is Seeking an Eventing Coach

Randolph-Macon competitor Morgyn Johnson and Peter Parker GS at the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

An exciting employment opportunity recently popped up on our classifieds site, Sport Horse Nation: Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia is seeking a new Eventing Team Coach.

Warning, though: The next Coach will have big shoes (er, tall boots?) to fill.

In recent years the Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets have become a Collegiate Eventing force of nature, headed up by their fearless leader/coach and five-star rider Ashley Adams. She announced her departure recently:

It is with equal parts sadness and excitement that I say goodbye to my formal position as coach at RMC. It has been an…

Posted by Ashley Adams on Wednesday, January 26, 2022

We wish the indomitable and inspiring Ashley all the best in her next chapter! It sounds like Ashley is looking for a facility to get things rolling, so let’s just kick that manifestation into the universe.

Ashley Adams and Charly. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Do you envision yourself as one to lead the Randolph-Macon charge? Read on.

Eventing Team Coach

Randolph-Macon College is seeking a full-time coach for their thriving Eventing Team located at the R-MC Equestrian Center. Positioned three miles from our Ashland campus, the R-MC Equestrian Center offers three arenas, including a large show jump arena with Premier Equestrian footing, a dressage arena, indoor arena, outdoor lights and a 36-stall barn.

Reporting directly to the Director of Equestrian Programs, this position is a unique opportunity to coach a diverse and exciting group of young riders. Additionally, the Coach will work closely with the Director in identifying and recruiting prospective students and assisting in all aspects of running a successful program.

• Extensive competition and coaching experience required and the ability to work well with both students, staff, and other coaches.
• A comprehensive knowledge of the sport, rules, care of the equine athlete, conditioning, etc.
• Proven long term success with both teaching and coaching adults and youth.
• High level of professionalism and experience with both telephone and on-farm interviews.
• Must have a valid driver’s license by insurance standards and experience driving a horse trailer.

Founded in 1830, Randolph-Macon has over 1500 students and is located in Ashland, VA, a residential community 15 miles north of Richmond and 90 miles south of Washington D.C. Randolph-Macon College, an equal opportunity employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Randolph-Macon’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

To apply: Please complete an online application at to include uploading a resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three professional references addressed to: Sharon Jackson, Director of Human Resources. Screening of applications will begin immediately.