Artist. Equestrian. Adventurer. Chicago native Alex Bauwens is an award winning artist and inspirational equestrian currently living and working as a trainer in Scottsdale, Arizona. She began her art career studying the figure and attending life drawing classes at the age of 16. Alex has studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the American Academy of Art, and the Palette and Chisel. Alex has also completed an atelier program at Vitruvian Fine Art Studio and an apprenticeship with Scott Tallman Powers. Alex has been the recipient of many awards and featured in various publications, including the Fine Art Connoisseur Award, the Artist's Magazine Award, and recently featured on the cover of Horse & Rider Magazine. Check it out here! https://horseandrider.com/western-horse-life/alex-bauwens/
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Longtime horse girl Rachel Briggs’s passion for horses started at a young age. Although her family were not "horse people," she was able to get plugged into a great 4H club when she was just 9 years old. Rachel competed in horse judging, hippology, and horse bowl contests through her youth and showed all-around on different horses she was able to lease or catch ride. When she went off to college, she became a rider at Dolly Parton’s Stampede - where she met her husband Jordan. Nowadays, Rachel works for an animal health distribution company. In her spare time, she is bringing along her own young horse and showing him at ranch horse shows, helping her husband run their side hustle, Southeastern Cowboy Network, and building their little farm from scratch in beautiful East Tennessee.
Trainer NRHA Professional Kyle Shaw is an up and coming trainer with earnings of nearly 200k. He is an NRHA Futurity Finalist, Multiple NRBC Finalist, Multiple Congress Futurity Finalist, Congress AQHA Champion NRHA 2019 Top 25 Riders as well as being known as an excellent Non Pro Coach, having coached the Canadian FEI Young Rider Team as well as multiple Non Pro Major Event Finalists. Kyle is originally from Canada where he began his career. He is currently the head trainer at Santa Hill Ranch, a premier reining facility in the northeast US.
Kim is a double Olympic medalist, USEA’s Lady Rider of the Year, member of multiple FEI World Equestrian Game teams, and three time winner of the prestigious Kentucky CCI4 event. Needless to say, she has been riding since almost before she could walk. She now runs her own successful business and coaches aspiring Olympians and the rising stars of the equestrian world.
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Jennie has been shortlisted for the upcoming Olympics and we could not be more proud! One of the USA’s top Event riders, she is consistently on the Top 10 leaderboard, has appeared on Nation’s Cup Teams and has so many awards and medals under her belt that we don’t have room to list them here. Jennie owns Brannigan Eventing, dividing her time between Coatesville, PA and Ocala, FL. She, “possesses a deep love for the equestrian sport of Eventing and all that it encompasses.”
The Neem & Arnica Shampoo from Equiderma has completely replaced all other shampoos in our barn, and we use it daily. It instantly calms any skin irritations before they even have the chance to become a big issue, which keeps my horses so much healthier and happier in the long run. Especially when we are in Florida and skin issues are a big concern, it prevents any hives and keeps bacteria from causing inflammation in their legs. It has been a huge game-changer.
Lindsay has been riding since she was 6 years old, and even rode for the Florida State University equestrian team. She is currently the farm manager and head trainer at beautiful Mahan Farm in Tallahassee, FL. Eventing is the primary focus for her team known as MF Eventing.
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Kim is a USDF bronze, silver, and gold medalist. She is a Grand Prix rider and founder of Sunset Hills Dressage, located in Redlands, CA, with a program focused on making equestrians better horsemen, not just better riders. In addition to teaching, Kim’s passion is working with young horses and she has experience with all different types of horses at all different training levels, but her true love is dressage. She has competed at the USEF Young Horse Championships, CDI GP Freestyle, top placings at Festival of the Horse, and the US Dressage Finals. Kim has even trained 7 horses to the Grand Prix level!
Lisa is a USDF Silver and Bronze Medalist, USEF Silver Para Dressage Coach and USPC Grad! She recently opened her dressage training business, LCH Equestrian, in the heart of horse country, Ocala Florida. Lisa enjoys the development of young horses and works to find a creative approach for all breeds and abilities. She utilizes cross training for the betterment of her horses. In addition to competition she loves to step out of the ring to hack and bond with her horses.
Karen has created DRESSAGE NATURALLY, a holistic, comprehensive, integrated system for horses and riders of any discipline who want to enjoy the process of creating stronger partnerships and healthy biomechanics. It is a combination of Karen’s lifetime of training in dressage, natural horsemanship, art, and life.
Our youngest rider, Andie Sue is a Grade 5 para equestrian from CA aiming for the Paralympics to be held in France in 2024. She is on the USEF Emerging Athletes list with 4 different horses and is working toward the USEF Development List. She is a loyal United States Pony Clubber member with her C2 level certifications in Horse Management, Dressage, Eventing and in Western. She also helps us out on the family cattle ranch! Andie Sue believes in creating situations with her horses that cross train their bodies and minds and allow them to have as much fun together as possible.
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Horses have been a part of Kerri's life since she was eight years old. She started showing and fell in love with eventing, competing at the American continental young riders held in Canada. Her daughter wanted to ride so Kerri's role reversed from competitor to groom. She quickly realized riding is a lot less work!😆 Trainer Jackie Alkin of Royal Salute passed on valuable lessons ingrooming and horse care while Kerri's daughter competed at youth national, sport horse nationals and Scottsdale Arabian horse show in the jumping and sport horse division. When they later brought their horse home, he needed a friend so they found a miniature donkey on Craigslist. He was smitten and so was the family. "Id like to say I picked her but when she nudged me with her little nose that was it. We picked her up the next day!" Six months later their horse passed and the new little donkey needed a friend. The best surprise came 8 months after bringing home a companion, with now the social media love Bogo( buy one get one). Kerri takes them everywhere, giving them a very enriched life, bringing joy to everyone they meet. With the goal of one day certifying them to be therapy animals, they now spend their time hiking, getting coffee, pizza, signing autographs and shopping at Ace and Home Depot and any pet patio or store that will allow them. Kerri loves that they are a part of their community and showcasing local businesses.
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Monte is a 28 year old small-standard donkey who loves to sing for his human mawm Pinky. Adopted by Pinky from TMR Rescue, he now lives with his horse brothers Ace and Jack and the rest of the furry and feathered crew at Pinky's home in Texas. Monte has become an internet and social media sensation, spreading joy to the masses with his adorable songs and antics. He is also an exemplary ambassador for his species, helping to teach the world about good grooming and all of the unique aspects of donkey ownership.
Olivia (aka Mini Livy) is a miniature varnish roan appy that was rescued from the SPCA in summer of 2018. She has a big sister named Sierra, and a puppy sister named Lily. Their mom Jackie began documenting their adventures on social media, quickly becoming internet sensations. Their story was shared by the popular site www.thedodo.com and Livy and all her friends have taught us that you can be any shape or size to be a wonderful brand and species ambassador!
Meredith McDonald grew up with a leash in her hand and a joy for raising, training, and showing dogs. Along with her mother, Cindy, they travel the country as owner handlers with their Foggy Bottom Cardigan Welsh Corgis and Polaris Hounds, affectionately known as #TeamChaos. During 2020 Meredith was deployed to Kuwait for a year with her army reservist company. During that time, her current show dog, a treeing walker coonhound named Red (Grch Ch Stackem Up October Red) was working towards retirement. They had many adventures including being the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club breed winner. When her deployment was up, she returned home and purchased a treeing walker puppy named Rome as her next show dog. In 2 short years, Meredith and Rome have check off a whole list of accomplishments starting with his first day in the show ring going Best In Show Beginner Puppy at one of the largest shows in the Midwest, to winning his first Owner Handler Best in Show just one year later at the same event. They have gone on to rack up multiple group wins, placements and finished 2021 as the #1 Owner Handled TWC in AKC and winning the Owner Handler Finals for the breed in Orlando at the AKC National Championships. They also love attending UKC events around the country and he is currently working towards his bench hall of fame title. Rome loves playing in performance sports running fastcat, coursing, and will be starting training for obedience and barn hunt soon. He's affectionately known by his fan club as the happiest hound around but is officially known as: UKC GRCHOF Cch / AKC MOHBIS MOHRBIS Grch Cch Lost Heritage Polaris When In Rome BCAT
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Therapeutic Service Provider / Wardrobe Model / Social Media Influencer BREED: Old English Sheepdog WEIGHT: 75 lbs COAT COLOR: Graphite & White EYES: "Trust Me" Brown LANGUAGE(S): English (Native); Spanish (Advanced); Hand Signals (Advanced) BREEDING STATUS: (By Appointment (Girls Only) Wrangler / Trainer / Social Media MOMAGER: Gwen Hudson CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Certified Therapy Dog and Service Dog - Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA. Celebrity visitor to assisted living communities and therapy companion to humans in distress. Emotional turnaround specialist, able to focus on the patient and the task at paw despite ambient noise. Skilled at sit/stay, come, go to, go through, under, etc, but prefer using own initiative to delight and comfort human adults and children with spontaneous tricks, tail-wagging, snuggles and kisses, and to offer silent as well as bark-enhanced protection. Earned certification with honors after three months of intensive interdisciplinary training and field work under Certified AKC Training Evaluator Alan Levine, and service training under Shultz K9 Enforcement, Inc. Mascot & Travel Companion - Santa Fe Ranch, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA. Well mannered mascot and domestic travel companion representing prestigious interior design firm Santa Fe Ranch. Responsibilities include in-flight and in-airport obedience, restraint of roaming/mating instincts, client meeting etiquette (politeness, fur-shedding mitigation, appropriate selection of personal relief areas, etc), showroom tours, hotel bedwarming, and respect for first class accomodations. Credited with closing over $1 million in sales to date through smile-inducing gaze and persuasive paw placement. Commercial Actor / Social Media Influencer - USA / Worldwide. Sought-after celebrity promoter of products and services for canine and human audiences, with over 100 hours of experience and an exemplary track record of zero accidents on-set. Favorite projects: studio and outdoor photo shoots, lapdog layouts, and hug-shots. Adorable in print or digital format (in-motion or still). Portfolio includes "pretend herding" learned from horse brother in advertising. Available for treat-induced performances of any kind, ASCAP scale. Representative clients: Santa Fe Ranch, The Klein Group, Pet Fest, So Be Veg, Natrix One, Do Only Good Dog Food, Petcare Science Dog Shampoo, Earth Bones, Woof, Fido's, Barnaby and Brutus. Wardrobe Model - USA (Nationwide). Experienced, easy-going model of canine wardrobe and accessories, specializing in headwear, neckwear, ready-to-wear and couture. Former show dog known for lush white/graphite coat, sparkling eyes and endearing poses that set off any style, silhouette or colorway for irresistible sales appeal. Demonstrated understanding of props (not for chewing) and itchy costumes (no scratching). Consistently arrive on set clean, groomed and ready to work. Available for brand endorsements and projects from catalog to runway. Representative clients: Southern Tide Clothing (*top influencer*), Chibi's Closet Boutique, Juan Antonio Handbags, Embellishments, XOXO Art and Company, Watchitude, Bandanary Shop, Daoud's Fine Jewelry, Kurtmen Inc., Dog Spot Grooming ...and Barn Dog by Equiderma of course.
Gentle Giants has been leading the fight to end the slaughter, abuse, and neglect of our American horses for over 15 years. We travel to numerous public and private auctions where we outbid the ‘kill buyers’ who prey on the unwanted and sick horses and ship them overseas to be slaughtered for human consumption. With over 1,500 horses saved, Gentle Giants fights daily to protect our nation’s draft horses through direct learning experiences, social media, letters, presentations, and much more. Each new arrival enters our rehabilitation program and is immediately vetted by our team alongside our vet who develops individualized treatment and care programs, addressing unique medical and farrier needs from canker to reconstructive jaw surgeries and more. Many of our horses have been adopted into permanent, loving homes where we follow and continue to protect each and every one of our adopted equines for the remainder of their lives. For those less likely to be adopted, we offer lifetime sanctuary at our 300+ acre facility in Maryland. We regularly house over 150 horses at a time and bring over 300 horses to safety each year.
Amber grew up on a hobby farm and knew that one day she wanted to have a farm of her own. After spending years in the corporate world, she hung up her heels, traded them for a pair of muck boots and opened her doors to animals in need. Her focus is to rescue and rehabilitate. Spoiled Rotten Ranch showers their animals with love and lots of TLC. The farm family includes goats, sheep, horses, a mule, and lots of other special animals they consider family. SRR's goal is to provide them with the very best care, and since most of their animals have allergies and sensitive skin, Amber chooses Equiderma as a main product of choice.
The Neem and Aloe Horse Spray is the only spray we use on our horses, sheep, and goats. We honestly couldn’t live without it. The dry shampoo is perfect for those cooler days when washing isn’t an option. It even works great on our dogs. Honestly, I could go on and on. Our animals skin has never looked better, thanks to Equiderma.
Rowley Rescue Ranch is a non profit organization that was founded in 2020 and their mission is to provide and promote the humane treatment of horses through education and adoption. Rowley Rescue Ranch focuses on improving the lives of the horses that come through our doors in every way. It starts from the day they are rescued or surrendered where we ensure their medical needs, routine veterinary and farrier care are up to date and maintained from that day forward. Every horse enters into a professional training program and most horse complete a 30 day refresher prior to being adopted. If we uncover training gaps or behavioral issues, those are addressed and corrected prior to a horse being eligible for adoption.
We treat every horse that comes through our doors as though they are our personal horses. We have always loved the Equiderma products and the Neem & Aloe Herbal Horse Spray is the only one we use in the summer time. We have also successfully treated horses with rain rot with the Skin Lotion and sunburn with the Zinc Paste.
Shari Duval founded K9s For Warriors in 2011. Her vision was to train shelter dogs as Service Dogs and pair them with veterans afflicted with military-connected traumas. When her son, Brett, a civilian K9 police bomb dog handler who served in Iraq, came home with PTSD she realized he was only himself when with his dog. Doctors couldn’t help her son, but she found that a Service Dog could. Shari found a new mission in life: to put all her time and resources into helping restore the life of her son, and the lives of returning combat veterans through the use of Service Dogs. For Shari, it wasn’t only about assisting those who had sacrificed for our freedom anymore – it was about fighting to save their lives. She started the organization with her own money and watched it grow into the largest Service Dog program for veterans in the United States. Sadly, we lost Shari in February 2021 after a courageous battle against cancer. She may no longer be with us, but her legacy will shine on with every veteran and rescue dog life saved by K9s For Warriors. Our renamed Shari Duval K9s For Warriors National Headquarters in Ponte Vedra, Fla., will remind everyone connected with our organization to maintain her love and passion for our cause.
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