Beyond the Saddle
Ep. 44: Equine Behavior/Welfare Advocate, Dr. Wendy Koch
Dr. Wendy Koch completed her undergrad at University of Texas Austin and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. After retiring from her career with the USDA, she is now an animal advocate who is working with the Morris Animal Foundation to establish funds for equine behavior research.Tune in to hear more about how Dr. Koch has followed her passion in retirement, the importance of equine behavior research, and her vision for the field of applied equine behavior as the industry grows!This episode of Beyond the Saddle is brought to you by the Morris Animal Foundation learn more about their equine studies and donate to equine health and behavior research by visiting morrisanimalfoundation.org.
Ep. 43: CEO of Days End Farm Horse Rescue, Erin Clemm Ochoa
Erin is the Chief Executive Officer of Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR), based in Woodbine, Maryland, and has been with the organization since2005. Each year alone, her role at DEFHR has given her the opportunity to work with and on behalf of hundreds of horses in transition. As a Maryland native, Erin grew up active in the horse industry and was involved with Pony Club and the Potomac Valley Dressage Association. Her career in equine welfare has also led her to become certified as an equine investigator and animal control officer and she also serves as a member of Maryland Professional Animal Workers Association, a Board Member representing Associations of The Maryland Horse Council, a Board Member representing Humane Societies of The Maryland Horse Industry Board, and an Advisory Council member of The Homes for Horses Coalition.This episode is brought to you by A Home For Every Horse, the Equine Network's rescue resource program. Read heart-warming stories and find a horse rescue near you at www.ahomeforeveryhorse.com.
Ep. 42: Communications Specialist for Five Rivers and Shining KL Partners, Kim Rounds
Kim Rounds can be described as aggressively supportive and wildly ambitious, and she has carved herself a niche within the Ag industry to braid in her love of cow horses.Her schedule is full as the Specialty Beef Program Manager/Social Media Manager for Five Rivers Cattle Feeding and the head of Marketing and Sales for her “side hustle”, Shining KL Partners. Her love of all things equine and bovine have brought her to be a groom for an international show jumper, a National Beef Ambassador, a teaching assistant for CSU’s Legends of Ranching class, back-to-back top 5 finishes at the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s Celebration of Champions, and in 2021 was a part of both COWGIRL Magazine’s 30 under 30 and Northern Colorado’s 40 Under 40 presented by Biz West. Her weekdays are spent at the feedyard, overseeing specialty beef programs, taking pictures of cattle, giving tours, and generating content while her evenings, weekend, and every bit of spare time are spent riding her cow horses.Tune in to find out how Kim balances these two jobs in order to live her best horse life.
Ep. 41: 2021 Recap and Equine Network Updates
In this December episode, host Katie Clinebell reflects on changes and big projects at the Equine Network in 2021 and offers her thoughts on promotions and working with an all-star staff. If you are looking back on your professional accomplishments this year or eyeing career growth in the coming year, this episode is for you!
Ep. 40: Head of Partnerships at Corro, Riesa Lakin
Riesa Lakin is a life-long equestrian who currently works at Corro as the Head of Partnerships. Riesa works with various media partners, athletes, and industry institutions to get the word out about this new online-retailer. As the One Source For All Things Horse, Corro's mission is to help simplify the process of shopping for horse supplies and making horse care more accessible across the US--regardless of discipline or breed.Prior to working at Corro, Riesa spent most of her career working for media companies including Time Inc., Bustle Media Group, and StyleCaster Media Group. She eventually moved over to the brand side, working for Esteé Lauder Companies before starting her own marketing consulting company. It was during this time that she met the founders of Corro and was able to merge her excitement for marketing and startups with her long-time love for horses.Tune in to discover where Riesa's passion meets the mission of the company. Shop now and use BEYONDTHESADDLE10 at checkout to get 10% off! https://corroshop.com/
Ep. 39: American Farrier's Association, Travis Burns
Travis Burns is an Associate Professor of Practice in the department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. Travis is a Certified Journeyman Farrier with Therapeutic and Educator Endorsements from the American Farrier’s Association. He is also a Fellow in the Worshipful Company of Farriers from the United Kingdom. Travis has served the American Farrier’s Association in the past as President, regional director, chairman of the education committee, and tester. He currently serves as an examiner for the association’s certification program.Tune in to learn about the American Farrier's Association, and the importance of using a certified farrier. Learn more about the AFA now by visitingamericanfarriers.org/!
Ep. 38: Active Riding Trips President, Stacey Adams
Stacey is a travel expert, blogger, hiker, and rider who has worked in the adventure travel business since 2003. Her Active Riding Trips is the premier provider of world-class equestrian vacations in over 17 countries, and her commitment to offering only the best experiences for avid horseback riding enthusiasts includes personally inspecting each trip to assure the best in services, personal comfort and amenities.Tune in to be transported to Peru and Africa as Stacey shares some of her favorite trips as well as her advice on how to land your dream job.
Ep. 37: USHJA Managing Director of Sponsorship and Advertising, Whitney Allen
Whitney Allen is the President of American Horse Publications(AHP) and has been on the board since 2009. Whitney is a '98 graduate of Centenary University's equine science program and holds a Master’s degree in Sports Management from the University of Kentucky. She began working for the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) in 2005 and is currently the Managing Director of Sponsorship and Advertising. Originally from Pennsylvania, she lives in Lexington, KY with her husband and two dogs.Whitney's resume is impressive, but she also relates to the horse-crazy girl that lives in all of us. Tune in for a fun conversation!
Ep. 36: Mustang Heritage Foundation with Michelle Bonds
Michelle Bonds realized her passion for horses as an undergrad at Murray State University and never looked back. That passion led her to a masters in agricultural communications from Oklahoma State University and a career in marketing and communications. As the director of marketing for the Mustang Heritage Foundation, Michelle works to further the Foundation’s mission to help bring more mustangs and burros home by overseeing all marketing and communication efforts.Tune in for an educational episode that gives you an inside look at all of the events, programs, and missions of the Mustang Heritage Foundation including the Extreme Mustang Makeover, the Trainer Incentive Program, and more!This season on Beyond the Saddle: April through June 2021 we dive into the careers of event planners in the equine industry.This episode is brought to you by the Mustang Heritage Foundation. Learn more about their dedication to helping the more than 50,000 wild horses and burros that live in holding today by visiting mustangheritagefoundation.org.