Hyde Park, New York, USA
Horse: Milo Bentlay
I grew up loving and riding horses since the age of six. Always had the passion of training horses and trail riding through the country!
I'm now a barn manager at Netherwood Acres.
My horse Milo and I compete at Novice level eventing in area 1. He's a complete puppy dog and loves attention.
LaJolla, California, USA
As a life-long equestrian, I couldn't be any more excited to be joining the Hunt Country Saddlery team as a Senior Ambassador. My experiences vary from riding 4-H and herding cattle to foxhunting and showing hunter/jumpers in the A circuit. I live in the San Diego area where my horse Dash and I compete in three-day eventing. Currently, I work as a full-time, high school English teacher as well as ride during any spare time that I have.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Horse: Hank P
Grew up outside London, England. Competed in jumpers. Earned my BHSAI and BHSII. Moved to the USA in 1996 and pursued my love for dressage and earned my USDF Bronze Medal. I have my sights on entering the FEI ranks in 2017 and earning my Silver Medal. As a freelance instructor and trainer traveling Cape Cod and the South Shore, Massachusetts, I am looking forward to being a senior ambassador for Hunt Country Saddlery and excited to share all the great products and brands that they carry.
Howell, New Jersey
Horses have always been an important part of my life. Loved being around them, riding them and caring for them. My passion for all things equine led me to owning and training my own horse, competing, and furthering my education as an instructor. I have a bachelor's degree from Monmouth University in Psychology, and have always had an interest in how people and animals interact. That interest inspired me to achieve an Advanced Certification in Therapeutic Riding Instruction. My background includes being the equine manager at a few large barns in Monmouth County, as well as being an instructor for over 12 years. My dream was always to have my own business. That dream was realized a year ago when I opened The Equestrian Experience. We are centrally located in Howell, NJ on White Pine Farm. With a large indoor ring, ours is a year round, high quality instruction program. I enjoy working with all student levels, from someone getting on a horse for the first time, to bringing my students to the show ring. The goal is to develop well rounded equestrians and happy, healthy horses. How we equip ourselves and our animals is a critical component of success in this
business. So I consider it a real opportunity to be able to bring my experience and expertise to customers through Hunt Country Saddlery.
Florham Park, New Jersey
Horse: Rock Hard Safe a.k.a. Rocky
All my life I have been horse obsessed. I took my first riding lesson when I was 6 years old and I was hooked! The lessons evolved into a life spent in the saddle or trying to get there. Over the years I have had the opportunity to belong to Pony Club, ride and compete in Hunters, Dressage, Eventing, Hunter Paces, and even ride in a few Fox Hunts. I currently half- lease a wonderful, patient and kind Thoroughbred gelding named Rocky. Rocky and I focus our training on Eventing, but are always up for fun new adventures. I am very excited to be a part of Hunt Country Saddlery and look forward to connecting with people who are passionate about their horses.
Lenoir City, TN
I've been riding for 41 years. I grew up riding everything from hunters and dressage to western pleasure and roping. Now I am married to Jimmy, my high school sweetheart. I'm Mom to Bailey (13 year old daughter) 9 horses, 4 dogs, 2 cats, 4 ducks. I am a full time pharmaceutical rep. And part time caretaker, stall cleaner, barn manager on our small farm.
We have Arabians and half Arabians that we show in both USEF arabian shows and USEF hunter shows.
My passion is rescuing horses of all types. We have rescued, retrained and placed more horses than I can keep track of. I love seeing the transformation in horses that others would never take a chance on. I enjoy the challenge of rehabilitation and training of those horses. I love to see their beauty come out.
Now, a lot of my time is spent keeping track of Bailey's riding activities and showing.
If it involves horses I love it.
I'm happy to be an ambassador and looking forward to helping my horse friends make their purchases from hunt country saddlery