Edgar M. Little III

Director of Operation

Edgar M. Little III joined the Culver Academies in 1991 as the Varsity Polo Coach. He became the Co-Director of Horsemanship in 1995 and then Director of Horsemanship in 1999. Ed is currently the Director of Horsemanship Operations and is a consultant in the renovation of the horsemanship facilities. Ed graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute and earned an Associate of Arts from NMMI in 1973 and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas P.B. in 1990. Prior to arriving at the Culver Academies, Ed worked as a developer and builder in Midland, TX, owned and operated a cable business and worked the family ranching business in West Texas. He played varsity polo at NMMI and continued with the sport as a professional polo player from 1976-1991 winning numerous tournaments and winning the regional USPA umpire of the year award in 1991. During his time at Culver, Ed taught advanced and basic equitation, coached the Lancer Platoon, and rough riding. The CMA, CGA polo teams made it to the National finals nine times. In 2000 the CGA team won the Women’s USPA Interscholastic National Championship. Three of his players; Amit Sharma’94, Jeff Markle’2000, and Michelle Weeks’2005 won the Polo Training Foundation Interscholastic Player of the year with Jeff Markle going on to win the Intercollegiate polo player of the year. Ed also initiated equine science, honors in equine science, worked closely with admissions to increase troop enrollment, implemented forage production program and supported the development of scholastic hunter/jumper competition with Andrews School. Ed and Mark Waller are providing a strong team and have many new enhancements for Horsemanship and the new facility.

 

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