FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Sacred Heart University Executive Director of Athletics C. Donald Cook has announced the hiring of Tiffany Hajdasz as head coach for equestrian. Hajdasz bring 33 years of equine experience including 16 years of teaching experience concentrating in hunt seat equitation and horsemanship.
Since 2003, Hajdasz has been the owner and head trainer at PonyTails in Amston, Connecticut and since 2006 she has been the trainer at Hunters Run Stables in Glastonbury, Connecticut. She is also the assistant trainer at Windcrest Farm in Hebron Connecticut where she was the assistant stable manager from 1996 through 2001. Hajdasz also spend two years as the head trainer and stable manager at Legend Farm in East Windsor, Connecticut from 2001 through 2003.
She coached her students to a 4th and 11th place finish at the IEA National finals in Conyers, Georgia in 2009-10. She also led her students to the 2009 Rhode Island Mini-Medal Championship and the Reserve Championships (Pony Medal) and a M&S League-National Finals top-10 finish.
In 2008, she guided her students to the CHJA Career Achievement Award and the Champion (Pony Medal) in the M&S League-National Finals Stadings top-10. In 2007 she coached the 5th place rider (Children's Hunter Horse) in the M&S League-National Finals Standings top-10 and the Resever Champion (Children's Hunter Horse) at the M&S National Final.
She has completed herself successfully as a junior, adult and professional in equitation, hunters and jumpers and was an owner/trainer 1998 CHJA Children's Medal Champion. Hajdasz completed dressage training with Marina Genn of European Sport Horses and drove singles and pairs for Allegra Farms in Colchester, Connecticut. She also completed an apprenticeship working for Bob Brooks of Storybook Stables.