Meet the Team

 

As horse owners, it’s important to learn one from another. YourHorseFarm.com is an equestrian lifestyle blog meant for sharing ideas and thoughts at the farm. To get as many different perspectives as possible, we’ve had the pleasure to work with about 20 different writers. Meet the team of YourHorseFarm.com bloggers!

 

Current YHF Blog Writers

Brittany MadoniaBrittany Madonia grew up in a small town in New England and later moved to the Carolinas where her dreams of working with horses became a reality. Not long after that, she spent a couple of months earning a certificate as a Barn Manager/Professional Groom at the Equine Management Training Center in Axton, Virginia. She has worked in a few places since then, and even though she hasn’t found a permanent place to land just yet, Brittany has thoroughly enjoyed her journey! Some of her passions include learning everything she can about horses, dogs, mental health, and a couple of foreign languages. Brittany looks forward to hanging out with everyone on YHF as we learn and grow together!

{2021 – Present}

Casie BazayCasie Bazay is a freelance and young adult writer, as well as an owner/barefoot trimmer and certified equine acupressure practitioner. She hosts the blog, The Naturally Healthy Horse, where she regularly shares information on barefoot, equine nutrition, and holistic horse health. Once an avid barrel racer, Casie now enjoys just giving back to the horses who have given her so much. Follow Casie at www.casiebazay.com.

{2018 – Present}

Meet the Team: Chris CervantesChris Cervantes professionally trains and coaches equestrians in the hunter-jumper and equitation disciplines. He teaches at Far West Farms in Calabasas, CA, and Sagebrook Farms, located in  Los Angeles, CA. He enjoys writing for equestrian magazines and surfing when he has free time. Chris holds an undergrad in Equestrian Studies from the University of West Virginia Parkersburg, and an MFA in Writing from Lindenwood University. He is in his last year in Pepperdine University’s MA in Clinical Psychology Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist program and additionally began his EdD Sport and Performance program at the University of Western States.
{2021 – Present}
Debbie DisbrowDebbie Disbrow – “Pour yourself a cup of coffee, pull up a chair, and join me. I would like to invite and welcome you to our horse farm! My name is Debbie, the matriarch of our Disbrow family and company, RAMM. I am a daughter of the King, wife, mother, company owner, and longtime equestrian. I truly look forward to sharing ideas and thoughts with you. As horse owners learn one from another, I look forward to meeting you and learning more about your thoughts at the farm. Laugh much & ride often!”

Connect with Debbie on LinkedIn.

{2018 – Present}

Devyn TretheweyDevyn Trethewey – “One thing I know for sure is that my passion is equestrian. I have spent my whole life riding, grooming, and shaping my future to incorporate horses, somehow. I discovered in college how to combine horses with writing and social media and I enjoy every minute of it. When I am not writing or riding, I am most likely on the beach, probably thinking about horses.”

{2021 – Present}

Emily FoughtEmily Fought discovered her passion for horses early on in life. When she isn’t writing about them, you can find her in the barn riding. Although Emily’s background is in dressage, she enjoys cross-training and is an avid trail rider. She resides in Northeastern Ohio with her husband and small dog. Together, they own and operate Humblewood Farm. Emily not only writes for YourHorseFarm.com but CowgirlMagazine.com as well!

{2019 – Present}

Erin GouveiaErin Gouveia of Silver Oaks Farm is an accomplished equestrian, award-winning photographer, and artist.   She was born and raised in San Diego, California, graduated from Colorado State University, and now resides in Park City, Utah on a small ranch with her husband.  She has had careers in Medical Research, Zookeeping, and most currently Photographer at Erin Kate Photography. Follow Erin on Instagram at @silveroaksfarm and find her equestrian-inspired fine art photographs and handmade goods in her Etsy shop SilverOaksFarm.

{2018 – Present}

Emily GriffinEmily Griffin is a mama to three stunning daughters, a wife to her hunky husband, an experienced equestrian, and an Arizona native. She is also a certified doula and owner and founder of Unbridled Mama Doula Services. She resides in a very small town in Southeastern, Arizona. Her days consist of raising children, everything equine, reading/ writing, and balancing the fine line between motherhood and insanity. She appreciates nature, the smell of a satisfying rain, and the lovely sunsets the Arizona deserts have to offer. Her life is unbridled in every sense of the word and she wouldn’t have it any other way! Follow her on Instagram at @unbridledmama.

{2018 – Present}

Gretchen FoelsGretchen Foels is just a dairy-free lady who loves her pupper Bea, cooking, specialty coffee, and plants. She also freelances harp, photography, and videography.

{2018 – Present}

Ida FoelsIda Foels developed a love for the classic and timeless style of equestrian fashion from a young age. Growing up in an equestrian-based family business exposed her to a multifaceted industry with many different looks and designs. Knowing she wanted to pursue a career in fashion, she went to Kent State University’s Fashion School and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising. Today she works for her family’s business as a project manager and fashion editor.

{2021 – Present}

Karen Elizabeth BarilKaren Elizabeth Baril enjoys all sorts of subjects, including equine and animal wellness, the writing life, motherhood, marriage, and what it’s like to be a woman in the 21st century. You can find out more about Karen on her website.

{2018 – Present}

Lauren MahrLauren Mahr is the Owner and Founder of The Fit Equestrian. The Fit Equestrian strives to help riders unleash their full potential in the saddle using exercise and a healthy lifestyle.

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Past YHF Writers

Andrea WiseAndrea Wise graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2007. Afterward, she spent 7 years as a commercial real-estate attorney. In 2012, she launched the equestrian company, Pony Glam, which makes and sells the only colored hoof dressing for horses. She is also the voice behind the equestrian lifestyle blog, Horse Glam, and equestrian apparel store HerHerdingHabit.com. Andrea lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband (Zach), two young children, a cat, and a horse (Chloe).

{2018 – 2020}

Cassidy BrookeCassidy Brooke – “I’m just your average horse-crazy girl willing to nearly pull my head out of its socket to peak in a horse trailer passing by. When I abruptly quit my corporate job without any idea of what I was going to do, I suddenly found myself picking up a $400 camera and taking photos of any horse I could get in front of my camera. That little hobby sparked a complete redirection of my life that I will forever be grateful for. I can usually be found lying across a barn aisle getting the perfect shot or in a field of tall grass proclaiming, “YES, THIS IS THE SHOT!”

{2018-2019}

Clara DammanClara Damman is an equestrian in Ohio who enjoys writing about horses.

{*2018 Guest Blogger}

Danielle VitoshDanielle Vitosh is a USDF Bronze Silver and Gold medalist. With 21 years of riding experience, she specializes in dressage and eventing. Dressage Elegance by Vitosh is based out of Leland and Plainfield, IL.

{2018 – 2019}

Jen KiblerJen Kibler is a freelance writer, virtual assistant, and hobby farmer.

{*2019 Guest Blogger}

Julie SchmittJulie Schmitt is the founder of @ModEquestrian, Northeast Ohio’s first equestrian fashion truck. Specializing in modern, transitional styles for life in and out of the saddle. You can follow Julie on Instagram.

{2018 – 2019}

Lynn DoranLynn Doran is the Owner and Web manager for Trottingspots.com: Your Get Out and Ride Horse Guide for Illinois. Trottingspots.com is a comprehensive directory of Illinois public horse trails, clubs, associations, events, and equine businesses.

{2018 – 2019}

Raquel LynnRaquel Lynn lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband Adam, Paint mare Fira, and Pomeranian Mango. She loves cowboy boots, sequins, all things sparkly, cowhide, creating, cooking, Pomeranians, Paint horses, a good sale, flowers, wine, goat cheese, photography, flats, Bravo TV, barrel racing, turquoise, palm trees, and sunshine. Raquel created Horses & Heels in 2010 as a personal blog with a handful of readers and now the site receives thousands of daily readers. She also contributes to various equestrian publications including COWGIRL Magazine, Chrome, and Western & English Today.

{*2018 Guest Blogger}

Suzie WilsonSuzie Wilson is an interior designer with more than 20 years of experience. What started as a hobby (and often, a favor to friends) turned into a passion for creating soothing spaces in homes of every size and style. While her goal always includes making homes look beautiful, her true focus is on fashioning them into serene, stress-free environments that inspire tranquility in all who enter. The Ultimate Guide to Prepping Your Home for an Open House is filled with tips, tricks, and other advice based on Suzie’s years of experience in interior home design that will set you up for success.

{*2018 Guest Blogger}

 

Do you have a passion for horses and writing? If you are interested in joining the blog team, please feel free to send us a DM on Instagram @yourhorsefarm!