Delaney Rostad has spent more than half of her life competing horses and working within the equestrian industry. After completing a successful six years of personal riding experiences in 4-H and on the Middle Tennessee State University Rodeo Team, she has found herself back home in East Tennessee, ready to make a difference in the lives of students as a coach.
Originally from Maryville, Tennessee, Rostad has created and fostered intentional relationships with the success of the equestrian team in mind. This fall, UT has initiated a partnership with Elder’s Last Lap Ranch, a local equestrian facility located in Rostad’s hometown only twenty miles from campus. This partnership will offer the team a unique and memorable experience under Rostad’s leadership. Students will have the opportunity to sharpen and develop their skills and knowledge through sixteen breed varieties housed on the equestrian training site. Rostad hopes this will increase flexibility and resilience in the team members. Additionally, Elder’s offers a number of high-quality facilities, including a jump course, covered arena, training track, and more.
Rostad enthusiastically shared, “I am eager to start working! I know I offer a wide variety of skills in rider knowledge and development. I strive to be an effective communicator and connect to these riders by sharing my personal experiences. I know the path because I have personally walked it.”
We are equally as eager to see Rostad’s vision for success come to fruition as she strives to fortify our equestrian team, all while helping fulfill Elder’s Last Lap Ranch’s mission: Dedicated to sharing horses with kids and adults for a better life.