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Our vetted team of Equestrian Experts are always available to provide assistance selecting the best choices. When you're unsure of the right item, the correct fit, or need assistance comparing, contact us and we are happy to help!

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Julie

JULIE · Creative Director

How long have you been at StateLineTack.com? New in 2021!

How long have you been riding? My riding and driving career spans over the course of three decades. I began showing as a child at the local and Regional level, moving into the National and World circuit during the end of my junior exhibitor career. The culmination of this experience ultimately lead to long and successful career as a riding instructor at top Morgan Horse and American Saddlebred stables across the country.

Who are your horses? I have had the privilege of working with many top client-owned show horses and lesson horses throughout my life. Attending an Equestrian Science University with over 150 head over horses on premise, I have had the great fortune of working with a wide range of horses daily. In addition to that variety, I've been lucky enough to own several horses of my own! Currently, I am working on plans to secure a new riding and driving partner for the future.

A little about you: My entire life has revolved around the horse industry in some capacity: waking up before the sun to be at the barn in time to feed for training and lessons; pursuing both a Bachelors of Equestrian Science and a Masters of Equestrian Education; riding and competing in all four seats along with driving and in-hand; to teaching others how to ride and drive, from their very first steps in the saddle, to their first World Championship ribbons. The horse industry has shaped every aspect of my life

At State Line Tack, I am excited for the opportunity to help others more easily enjoy the industry I hold so closely!

Other Hobbies: I love to learn! Oil painting, photography and enrolling in new skill based classes are just a few interests you'll find I work on in my spare time. Listening to music and podcasts, drinking good coffee, collecting art and the occasional retail therapy binge are my weaknesses. If I could, I would visit every mountain range in the world, twice.

Similar to any equestrian, I'm rarely found without a four-legged friend near me. Old English Sheepdogs and Goldendoodles are favorites of mine!

KELLY · Equine Marketing Team

How long have you been at StateLineTack.com? 1 year

How long have you been riding? 28 years

Who are your horses? I have two horses - an Oldenburg mare, Opal, and her son, a Belgian Warmblood, Demon (yes, Demon). I bred Opal when I had a few surgeries and was out of the saddle, and he was not the easiest foal! I also have two miniature donkeys, Dominick, and Marvel.

A little about you: I got lessons for my 11th birthday, started in hunters and equitation, and fox hunted. I then ran a barn, taught lessons, and retrained OTTBs for several years. I have owned Opal 10 years, and Demon is 7. I have since transitioned to dressage and I really am enjoying it, though I still love to jump and hunter pace.

Other Hobbies: Who needs other hobbies? Mostly serious! But I do love hanging out with my Poodle, swimming, hiking and playing frisbee or ball!

Kelly
Frankie

FRANKIE · Social Media Manager

How long have you been at StateLineTack.com? 1 year

How long have you been riding? 28 years

Who are your horses? I currently own 1 AQHA/APHA all around gelding named His Time To Win, aka Carlos. We compete at breed shows across the country in all around events. Our favorite classes are showmanship, equitation, horsemanship and trail. We also enjoy trail riding and casual bareback rides around the farm. I have owned Carlos since he was a 2-year-old and he is 11 this year.

A little about you: I have worked in the equine industry since I graduated from William Woods University in 2012. After running a boarding and breeding farm for a few years I became a sales rep and marketing specialist, working with many equine brands and attending events across the country. I have been a lifelong customer of StateLineTack.com and was thrilled to join the team in 2020!

Other Hobbies: I love traveling, spending time with my husband and rescue dogs, reading, hiking and snowboarding!

LISA · Marketing Development

How long have you been at StateLineTack.com? I became part of SLT when they purchased my company Ozark Minitack.com in the fall of 2017. I was only supposed to stay through the transition, but I love working with sponsorships and I was blessed enough to be offered that job for both State Line and Minitack and I could still stay in Arkansas and work from my home office.

How long have you been riding? I started riding at the age of 8 when I received my first Shetland Pony (Little Buck) for Christmas. I went on to own buckskins and Quarter Horses. I showed and rode consistently until I left for college.

Who are your horses? Currently I raise Miniature Horses and Shetland Ponies. My two main ones that I show are Treasure (palomino) and Wally (pinto). Both are National and Congress champions. I have just recently quit breeding and am now enjoying my “retirement home”.

A little about you: I grew up in Washington State and am a first generation American (my parents are both from Denmark). I went to WSU and graduated with an International Business degree. I thoroughly enjoyed working in Los Angeles in International Transportation for ten years but loved moving to the Ozarks with my husband and being able to have horses again. I raised cutting horses for several years and then found the Miniatures and fell in love. I still have my Quarter Horses for trail riding. I started Ozark Minitack.com back in 1996 and it was an excellent small business that provided a great life for myself and my husband.

Other Hobbies: I love anything to do with water and travel.

Lisa
Jessica

JESSICA · Equine Specialist

How long have you been riding? 25+ years

Who are your horses? I currently have two horses. Bear is my 33-year young pony who I competed in the hunters with years ago. He has now found a new love in hunter paces, trails and lower-level dressage. Happy is my 19-year-old OTTB, my eventing partner and my heart horse.

A little about you: I started riding when I was nine at a barn in Maryland. I competed in the hunter ring on multiple horses until moving to New Jersey, where I discovered eventing. I went to college for Equestrian Studies and joined the Eventing Team.

I fell more in love with the sport and started competing soon after graduating. With my current horse, Happy, we have competed up through the hybrid division of Training/Preliminary. We were expecting to bump up to Prelim in 2016 but he got sick at the end of the 2015 season, so we took the time out for him to heal. Outside of horses I enjoy the outdoors, mainly hiking.

BARB · Purchasing Department

How long have you been at StateLineTack.com? 12+ years

How long have you been riding? I have been riding since I was a child, owning my first pony at eight years old, and have never stopped.

Who are your horses? Riley is a Quarter Horse and continues to be one of the best companions ever. We keep adding to the years of memories conquering countless trail miles and was a team penner.

Cimmy is an Appaloosa and as sure footed as they come making her an excellent trail companion too.

Self-Evident is a Standardbred whose racing career was cut short due to injury but not before setting a track record as a 3-year-old. He is broke to ride and with his comedian-like personality is often the choice guests choose to ride.

Cruiser is a Quarter Horse, cutting and reining bred, his mind is always at work and is the mischievous one at the barns.

There is also Swiss, a black belly Barbados sheep raised as a bottle baby who is a companion to them all.

A little about you: I grew up on a farm and still hold true to my myself, loving everything outdoors. Harness Racing has also been a big part of my life and experience.

Other Hobbies: Spending quality time with friends and family from trail riding, hiking, campfires, antiquing, even baling hay!

Barb
Charlia

CHARLIA · Equine Specialist

How long have you been at StateLineTack.com? 3 years

How long have you been riding? I have been riding all my life, mostly Standardbreds being trained for racing.

Who are your horses? We have a few harness horses that are racing, and some broodmares and foals. We have also acquired two riding horses for my daughter.

A little about you: My background is in standardbred racing, breaking, breeding, raising, selling, and farm management. I also have a background in both small and large veterinary medicine. I am married with two children, ages 16 and 12. We have a Labrador Retriever (Ginger) and Amazon Yellow Crown named Buckwheat. We reside on a 100-acre horse farm in Pennsylvania.

Other Hobbies: My kids and animals are my favorite hobbies, as well as softball and any other sport.

KIERSEY · Equine Specialist

How long have you been at StateLineTack.com? 1 year

How long have you been riding? 20+ years

Who are your horses? I have one horse, her name is Bailey, and she is a chestnut Thoroughbred mare. Bailey has excelled as a hunter, but also enjoys trail rides, swimming in the pond in her field, and her daily "spa days" that consist of long brushes and a ton of her favorite treats.

A little about you: I have been around horses my entire life and started riding when I was very young. I was the typical horse crazy kid and spent most of my time at the barn. Although not much has changed, I now get to spend my barn time with my horse crazy kid!

Other Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my family and all our animals.

Kiersey
Ryann

RYANN · Equine Specialist

How long have you been at StateLineTack.com? 1 year

How long have you been riding? I have been riding for 16 years.

Who are your horses? Although I do not currently own a horse, my current riding partner is Dusty, a spicy 3-year-old Quarter Horse who is the first horse I have ever broke!

Other Hobbies: I love to read in my free time, as well as take pictures and go on walks with my dog!

DIANN · Drop Ship

How long have you been at StateLineTack.com? 8 years

How long have you been riding? I started riding as a teenager.

Who are your horses? I do not currently own any horses.

A little about you: I have worked in the equine business for over 17 years. It's a great way to have horses in your life and to meet wonderful like-minded horse people. There is always something new to learn.

Other Hobbies: I love to spend time with family and friends watching football and I love to bowl.

Diann
Meghan

MEGHAN · B2B Equine Representative

How long have you been at StateLineTack.com? 3 years

How long have you been riding? 18 years but have owned a horse for two years.

Who are your horses? Sebastian rides as well as drives, although we do not drive him as much as he would like!

Cooper is 16 and is my show horse! We mostly do western pleasure but will do the AQHA all around!

Other Hobbies: My other hobbies include crotchet, doing some amateur photography and spending time with my 5 cats.

MALERIE · Equine Specialist

How long have you been at StateLineTack.com? 1 year

How long have you been riding? About 28 years

Who are your horses? Hank is my 27-year-old Quarter Horse.

Other Hobbies: I like to hike, camp, cook and be outside.

Malerie
Lisa

LISA · Equine Specialist

How long have you been at StateLineTack.com? 2 years

How long have you been riding? I started riding when I was a teenager and have loved it ever since.

Who are your horses? I got bit by the horse-crazy bug when I was eight reading every Walter Farley horse book I could find. It took me awhile to finally get my own horse, but I am so glad I did!

I have shown Western Pleasure, Trail, English and did a little jumping along with some dressage over the years. Now I am mainly trail riding and horse camping and enjoying life to the fullest.

Other Hobbies: I like to work in the garden, take pictures, go hiking and enjoy spending time with friends, family and my horse camping friends.

COURTNEY · Leader

How long have you been at StateLineTack.com? 6 years

How long have you been riding? 10+ years

Who are your horses? I currently do not own any horses.

A little about you: I have been around horses my entire life and have always had a passion for animals.

I ride mainly for pleasure of it. Riding for me is a great way to relax and have fun. I also enjoy helping my family with their horses and going to shows and events.

Other Hobbies: I love reading, drawing, photography, and spending time with my family and pets.

Courtney
Debbie

DEBBIE · Equine Specialist

How long have you been at StateLineTack.com? 4 years

How long have you been riding? My experience in the equine industry is in the form of owning Shetland Ponies!

Who are your horses? Goldmines Hello Hello

A little about you: I have been working with miniature horse customers for over 15 years. I have enjoyed getting to know the customers and their "stories" about their horses/pets. I am married and have two children, and three grandchildren, and two dogs.

Other Hobbies: Spending time with my family and friends, cooking, watching football, and working outdoors.

MICHELLE · Customer Service Director

How long have you been at StateLineTack.com? 14 years

How long have you been riding? I am not a rider, although being around this amazing team of equestrian enthusiasts has sparked a deeper understanding, respect, and knowledge for both horses and riders.

Who are your horses? I do not currently own any horses.

A little about you: I enjoy spending time with my family, the great outdoors, and the beauty of horses!

Michelle
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