Riders of the Month - 2020

Riders of the Month - 2020

Interested in becoming our next ROTM?

Every equestrian adventure begins with a horse and a dream. If you have a horse and a dream we want to hear from you.

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Regan Norton

Age: 16

Located: Annapolis, Maryland

Style of riding: English (Hunter/Jumper/Eq)

About my horse: Odlum (Oddball,Oddie) is a 10 year old thoroughbred who is about 16.2 hands tall.

How long have you been riding? 8 years

What has your horse taught you? To appreciate what I have and be happy with the small accomplishments

"My trainer knew a few people using StableFeed products, and we wanted to try it with Oddie! Since he is a chestnut, he has very sensitive skin and previously had a bad fungal infection, so we were looking for a product that could address those issues. What I love most about StableFeed is the natural ingredients in all of their products, and the amazing people who work for this company!"

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Ivan Thompson

Age: 14

Located: Kenyon, Minnesota. My family owns a dairy farm.

About my horse: Cougar is a 12 year old quarter horse who is about 15 hands tall.

How long have you been riding? I've been riding for 9 years, and participated in my first show when I was 5.

What has your horse taught you? My horse has taught me to expect the unexpected. I thought shaking was the worst thing a horse would do, but Cougar surprised me by trying to roll in the water (with me on him) when I wasn’t paying close attention.

"We buy StableFeed for its nutritional value. Cougar’s all time favorite is definitely the Prickly Pear."

Destiny Carson

Age: 26

Located: Carmel Valley, California

Style of riding: English and Western

How long have you been riding? Hunter/Jumper 4 years. Rein Cow Horse/Versatility 1.5 years

What has your horse taught you? He has taught me a lot of confidence riding bareback.

"Since Shawnee has PSSM2, we need to watch his sugar and starch intake. I use StableFeed’s biscuits because they are the most nutritious, low sugar “treats” I can find that my horse enjoys. I use the Papaya product for my new lease horse Vienna. I want to protect her digestive tract from stress during competition season, and she prefers the Papaya chia over acid inhibiting paste!"

Ivie Cullen-Dean

Age: 19

Located: Newnan, GA

Style of riding: Three Day Eventing

About my horse: Pongo (Fernhill Full Throttle) is an 11 year old ISH X Holsteiner who is about 15.3 hands tall.

How long have you been riding? 7 years

What has your horse taught you? Pongo has taught me so much in my riding and just being on the ground together. He has taken me all across the country now, and I am just grateful everyday to learn more with him.

"My horse so far has loved every flavor I have given him! I love the designs and the fun colors that come along with these biscuits. I looked for something that could do everything: gut, coat, skin, and hoof health. These biscuits have helped my horse look and feel so much better. I would 100% recommend."

Carly Batts

Age: 25

Located: Stuart, FL

Style of riding: Winglish (Western & English combined)

About my horse: Bear (aka Bars Poco Dude) is an AQHA.

How long have you been riding? 18 years

What has your horse taught you? Bear taught me patience, but more importantly he taught me trust. Trust that just one more attempt at getting past something scary or demonstrating a hard to do maneuver could be worth it. Since then, Bear and I have trusted each other enough to try just about anything as long as it looked fun. We’ve ridden Hunters & Jumpers; sorted cows; had professional reining lessons; competed in Western Pleasure, Barrel Racing, Fox-Hunting, and Mounted Shooting; and ridden as far west as Wyoming and as city as the Starbucks drive-thru. Never once have I worried about our safety because of those initial years building trust. In fact, I now think he’s ruined me for riding 75% of the other horses in this world because they’re not him. I love Bear, simply because it’s him.


"Bear was diagnosed with a degenerative hoof disease called osteopediolitis. No solutions were offered, so I spent HOURS crying for him and for us. I spent two years trying everything I could to help him, but nothing worked. Then I bumped into StableFeed. Founder, Mary Hartman, provided Bear’s body with the digestible nutrition he needed to support hoof wall stability and sole thickness. Bear is now able to comfortably go without shoes for the first time in three years! It does my heart good to see him thriving and pain free."

Grace Pollock

Age: 18

Located: Rochester, MN

Style of riding: Dressage and jumping, hopefully eventing one day

About my horse: Joey and Liam, both OTTBs.

How long have you been riding? 10 years

What do you love most about your horse? Joey loves to work and is the most athletic horse I’ve ever ridden. He comes over to me everyday in turnout, and although he can be testy, there’s never a day he doesn’t want to go. I don’t have to worry about tiring him out or his heart not being in it, because he genuinely loves his job.

Liam is the sweetest horse I’ve ever met. He’s such a goofball, and whenever I feed him a treat he insists on licking my hand as long as I let him, or else he’ll lick his stall, gate, wall, or whatever he can find.

"The simplest reason why I use StableFeed biscuits is because they are effective and my horses actually enjoy eating them. I mostly feed my guys Sea Biscuit as they both have dry, sensitive coats, but now they have the softest, shiniest coats in the barn. Also, I don’t have to worry about sneaking them into their food like other supplements; I feed them after a ride or when I put them out, and my horses are excited to eat them."

Charlotte Kasparek

Age: 72

Located: Williamsburg, VA

Style of riding: Classical Dressage and now learning Western (Californio Vaquero style)

About my horses: Comanche (13 yr, leopard Appaloosa 15h) and Bella Diamante (10 yr, dark bay Swedish Warmblood mare)

How long have you been riding? 62 yrs

What do you love most about your horse? Each horse brings something different. With Comanche, I cherish his inner peace. With Bella, I cherish her willingness to give me her trust, athleteicism and opinions.

"Fresh, healthy and the horses love them. I love giving them knowing it's not just another sweet treat, but a tasty biscuit with a lot of healthy ingredients and benefits."

Sadiyah Williams

Age: 17 Years old

Located: Atlanta, GA

Style of riding: Show jumping and Dressage

About my horse: Patoot is a 15 year old, 16.2 hand, TB. (Not to mention my horse, Lola, who is recently retired)

How long have you been riding? 6 years

What do you love most about your horse? Patoot is my good boy! He always keep me safe and does his absolute best even when I ask him to do new things. He loves me and I love him! He was trained to race but never did. When we went to go look at him, I remember being surprised that the people who owned him for the last 10 years were 76 and 78 years old, and he was gentle enough to let them trim his feet. We’ve already competed in some dressage shows and have done pretty well considering he was never shown, and he is quite the showoff in the arena…he prances!

"Patoot is extremely picky; he doesn’t like peppermint or twizzlers, but he LOVES the StableFeed Chia products, especially the carrot!"