As a husband and wife duo, Shayan Richet and Desiree "Maile" Lavilla are amazing horsemen who have developed equestrian skills from training horses to trimming feet, and providing horses with the best quality care out of Thailand. In this episode the couple shares some amazing stories on how they met and started their business during the pandemic. Listen in!
Ashley Avis is an American screenwriter, director, and producer who recently wrote, directed, and edited the modern day adaptation of Anna Sewell's classic Black Beauty, streaming on Disney Plus as of 2020. Ashley has lots of experience in film as she has produced over 100 commercials and branded content as well as four feature films. In this episode you will hear how Ashley combines her passions for both film and horses. Be on the lookout for her next up incoming documentary Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of the West. Listen in!
Julie Young is the founder and chief executive officer of The Modern Horse, an online equestrian lifestyle subscription service that is known for its flagship product, the Bit Box. The Bit Box includes a selection of products across fashion, beauty, wellness, home, and tech, providing customers with new products each season to help curate their own equestrian lifestyle. With a background in riding, sales, and even vaulting, Julie has lots of experience within the industry and is a great example of how to create a business from passion within the equestrian space. Listen in!
Sarah Maslin Nir is an American Journalist for The New York Times and has been for nearly a decade. Sarah has covered many different stories, but one she is most known for granted her to be a finalist in the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting on the working conditions of nail salon workers. With her most recent book, Horse Crazy, Sarah has touched the hearts of many people who share the same obsession for a lifestyle that surrounds such a remarkable animal. Listen in as Sarah shares her stories of navigating life as a reporter.
Dennis Thompson is the owner of Gypsy Gold which is home of America's first Gypsy Vanner Horses. Originally from Indiana, Dennis is most known for importing 16 of the first Gypsy Vanner horses to North America along with his wife Cindy. Together Dennis and Cindy are also the founders of The Gypsy Vanner Horse Society. Listen in and hear their story of how they got to where they are today breeding some of the finest Gypsy Vanner horses!
Ariana Sakaris has lots of experience in the art of dressage, liberty, and horsemanship training. Some of Ariana's achievements include being awarded Reserve Champion with her mare “Mermaid” in the Open Division of the 2017 Midwest Horse Fair Star Search Competition, as well as with her mare “Wild Heart” in the 2017 Kentucky Extreme Mustang Makeover. Ariana has given demonstrations at the National Mounted Police Colloquium and has been a clinician at the Midwest Horse Fair. She has also participated in performances alongside her mentors at events such as Breyerfest, the Denver Stock Show, and the U.S. Dressage Finals. Listen in!
Carole York is both a writer and equine message therapist who spends most of her time running a nonprofit organization called Putting in the Magic that exists to provide a healing service for small rescue ponies, using a range of different healing modalities both on and off site. Originally from South Africa, Carole is currently based in Co Waterford, Republic of Ireland where she provides a safe place for abandoned and neglected ponies to get the proper care they need before they are eventually rehomed. Listen in!
illian Kreinbring is a specialist in biomechanics for both humans and horses especially when it comes to the two working together. With a vision to train and ride horses in accordance with sound functional anatomy and posture principles, through her business JK Inspired, LLC, Jillian's goal is to balance the natural and anatomic forces within and between the horse and human for healthy movement and vital longevity. Jillian offers online video programs through Equitopia as well as in-person clinics. Listen in!
Daniel Stewart is an international equestrian coach, clinician, motivational speaker, and sport psychology coach who helps riders overcome mental blocks in the saddle as well as understand the model of fitness for the saddle. Using all of his expertise, Daniel is the owner of Pressure Proof Academy, an online coaching program with weekly video programs, riding clinics, equestrian athlete camps, and so much more. As of today Daniel has a new book coming out through Trafalgar Square Books called Bolder, Braver Brighter. Listen to his story now!
Jen Marsden Hamilton is an internationally renown equestrian coach based out of Canada who has been teaching for over forty five years. Jen has traveled all over the world helping train horses and riders improve their performance in the show jumping ring. Recently Jen has come out with a new book called Stride Control, available for purchase through horseandriderbooks.com, where she shares all of her insights about improving adjustability through a jump. Jen has tons of riding experience, and even George Morris named her "a teaching icon". You're going to want to listen to this one!