Eddie Federwisch, SCAD equestrian studies

Eddie Federwisch

Director, equestrian studies


B.B.A., management/mass communications, East Tennessee State University

Awards, recognitions and honors

  • Won Zone 4 Region 2 Championship and qualified for IHSA Nationals the first year as director and team coach
  • Won 2004, 2005 and 2007 IHSA Collegiate Cup (National Team Championship in Hunter Seat Equitation)
  • Created pre-vet major and minor in equine assisted psychotherapy
  • Created professional level workshop series providing additional revenue source, averaging $20,000 profit per year
  • Created VIC Classic USEF A-rated horse show providing additional university revenue, averaging $75,000-plus each year to fund program and offer students the opportunity for hands-show management experience
  • Increased job placement of graduating students seeking employment in the horse industry to 80 percent plus
  • Established fee schedule to allow program to be more self-supporting
  • Established a marketing and public relations program that has significantly increased awareness of the program and contributed to its success
  • Served as a regional president and director at large for the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association since 1996
  • Acted as chairman of the IHSA Hunter Seat Committee for eight years