Savvy Equestrian - Contributors
Beckie LaSalle: Savvy Equestrian's publisher and an equine marketing specialist with 20 years of experienece. Savvy Equestrian is the realization of a dream that began many years ago when she was first exposed to online communities in San Francisco.
lasalle @ savvyequestrian.com
Connie Wyatt: Savvy Equestrian's product manager. She is a lifelong equestrian, joining pony club at the age of 12. She attended Morvin Park Academy and has been riding and training horses ever since. She is the mother of two junior equestrians and is a vice regional supervisor for Pony Club of America. Connie is a product reviewer as well as the person to contact if you have a product recommedation. wyatt @ savvyequestrian.com
Iron Spring Farm Iron Spring Farm, near Philadelphia PA, is a breeding farm with world class Dutch Warmbloods and Friesians stallions and horses for sale. 30 years of dedication and focus on quality have made Iron Spring Farm a household name in dressage and show jumping circles. It's our pleasure to include Iron Spring as a product review site and expert advisors on nutrition, AI breeding and foal management. Visit the Iron Spring Farm website for more information.
Pollyrich Farms: Rick and Buffy Oas are the owners of Pollyrich Farms in Solvang CA. This breeding and training facility is a perfect example of the collaborative effort of several groups of professionals. They purchased the successful breeding operation of Running Creek Ranch, retaining it's top notch staff of experts. They began with improvements to the facilities and expanded services to their customer base. Their affiliation with Alamo Pintado Veterinary Clinic rounds out the necessary elements to make this a thriving operation. Pollyrich is expanding their sporthorse sales business by breeding and training horses at their new farm. Rick, Buffy and their two junior equestrian children will be reviewers and expert consultants for Savvy Equestrian. Pollyrich Farms website
Katherine is Savvy Equestrian's Fitness and Nutrition consultant. She's an avid horse lover, with both hunter/jumper and dressage training and a former national and collegiate level swimmer. Katherine found that her training in the water was complementary to her training in the saddle and that informed conditioning and nutrition are necessary for optimum performance in any sport.
Katherine will be contributing articles and product reviews that focus on rider fitness and nutrition. If you have specific questions please direct them to churchill @ savvyequestrian.com
Terri Miller Photography: Terri Miller is unique in the horse world. She's been the official photographer for some of the most prestigious dressage shows and events throughout the country, where she consistently produces photos of the highest caliber. Terri is also a nationally recognized painter who accepts commissioned portraits in oils, watercolor, and pencil. We're all looking forward to sharing Terri's most creative side through a series of equine inspired photo essays. Terri's website
Jane Savoie: Jane Savoie is one of the most recognized names in dressage, and for a good reason. Her accomplishments and the breadth of her influence are impressive. She has been a member of the United States Equestrian Team and has competed for the US in Canada, Holland, Belgium, France and Germany. She was the reserve rider for the Bronze medal winning Olympic dressage team in Barcelona, Spain. She has been long-listed by the USET with several horses and has won nine Horse of the Year awards and three National Freestyle Championships. Ms. Savoie is as well-known as a coach, writer and speaker as she is for her competitive accomplishments. Jane's website