Eddie Federwisch, SCAD equestrian studies

Eddie Federwisch

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

Awards, recognition 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

Previous Positions

Director of Virginia Intermont College Equine Studies, riding instructor at Virginia Intermont College, Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) team coach, IHSA Zone 4 Region 2 president, IHSA Zone 4 president, IHSA Zone 4 Region 3 president, owner and riding instructor at Silver Lake Farms, licensed judge, IHSA director at large, chairman of Hunter Seat Committee