Nathalie Snyder with Rascal and Rummy!! What an amazing addition! Nathalie has barrel raced for over 10 years. She is a current member of the WPRA, Mile Hi Barrel Racing Association, The Southern Colorado Barrel Racing Association, Better Barrel Racing Association, and NBHA CO-03. She recently filled her goal of filling her WPRA permit in her first year and she was also in the top 5 in the SCBRA in 2018! Nathalie is very excited to start using Forever Young Equine Therapy in her program!
I've called these two a dynamic duo to watch and grateful to have her on our team!
Amanda grew up loving horses and a passion to ride. She received her first horse at age nine but riding long before then including spending weekends at her cousins enjoying their horses as well as her neighbors. She was involved in 4-H, National Little Britches Association and Youth Little Britches. After high school she went on to rodeo for Casper College competing in barrel racing, goat tying and breakaway roping. She graduated with an Ag Business degree an came back to Colorado to pursue a degree in Medical Assisting. Amanda is married and has two young children who you can usually find traveling to barrel races or obstacle challenges with her. She enjoys spending time with her kids and riding. She recently won the National Western Stock Show Horseman’s Challenge Intermediate Division and Speed Challenge! She says that she is honored to be sponsored by Forever Young Equine.
I am very excited that Forever Young Equine Therapy Solutions has partnered up and is sponsoring Boyer Pitman with Boyer Performance Horses! She has a unique and inspiring story of how she got to where she is - hard work, open mindedness, willingness and eagerness to learn as well as to keep following your dreams! She focus's on the owner as well as the horse and their communication together! Here's a little bit about this talented trainer, remarkable horsewoman and rider:
Calista was born and raised on a small farm in Black Forest , CO. She was involved in the care of the animals since before she can remember. Calista doesn’t know the first time she sat on a horse but she can’t remember a day without them. She started in 4-H with showing horses and livestock that they raised. After a couple years of showing, she decided that she would dedicate her time to the families market calves and breeding heifers for the show ring as their farm horses were not the competitive type.
At 15 Calista joined Shane Brown Performances Horses at Pine Run Ranch. Hired as a stable hand, Shane knew her interest and talent in riding and was on horses as much as possible through the time she was there. After graduating high school, she joined Aldridge Performance Horses in Mango, Florida. She spent a couple years as an assistant for George and Lisa Aldridge learning all aspects of training horses and people along with understanding the performance horse training and show industry.
Calista returned to Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2013 and decided she wanted to train horses on her own. A good friend helped her start her own training business by using social media. It was a very slow start but eventually she did gain enough business to lease stalls at a small facility and really start full time training.
Training horses and helping people understand their horses is a lifelong passion of Calista’s and she truly wouldn’t be happy doing anything else.
Calista Boyer is currently at LATIGO in Elbert, CO. She manages the boarding barn and Boyer Performance Horses at Latigo. Specializing in Western Dressage, Reining, Hunter Under Saddle, Ranch Riding and some Cow Horse.
I'm very excited for this woman's future in the horse industry!
I believe in our communities, equine health and education, supporting local, youth development, building relationships in the horse world and of course having fun!
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