Elizabeth Black

Elisabeth Black is a Columbus based artist and photographer specializing in equine events and portraiture. She and her husband have been living and working around the world for the last 10 years, most recently moving to Ohio from southwest France in December of 2016 with their beloved Golden Retriever, Zeke. Elisabeth’s professional background is in design, marketing and entrepreneurial adventures. Way back in the stone age, she created a San Diego skateboard company which led to a career in action sports photography and graphic design for brands such as Nike, …

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Kimberly Petty

Kimberly Petty is 10 years old. She is starting 5th grade at Saltcreek Intermediate School, part of Logan Elm School District. Kimberly has been riding since she was four when she got her first ponies, Sparkley and Misty. She has been a member of Hunter’s Run Pony Club for three years now. She is rated a D3 in horse management and a D2 over flats and fences. She has plans to rate up to a D3 over flats and fences this fall. Kimberly enjoys the learning, teaching, and friendships that …

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Grace Robertson

My riding story began 10 years ago at the age of five.  My first lesson was on Pam Graham’s pony named Luv-it.  This lesson would spark my passion for riding.  Pam taught me the most valuable lessons to become a true horsewoman.  She nurtured my love for the horse.  As a young girl, I spent every waking moment riding and taking care of the horses on our farm.  Pam’s passing was a devastating loss but I truly feel as though she is with me always and every time I ride.  …

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The Ellis Family

Solange Ellis is a professional horse trainer and, for the last 18 years, has owned and operated Horsehaven Stables, a foxhunting stable, in Hinckley, Ohio. Solange has been a member of Chagrin Valley Hunt for 16 years and has cultivated a healthy clientele of adults and juniors who also hunt with her at Chagrin and are looking to hunt with RFHH as well. David Ellis began riding in the UK in 2001 and was introduced to foxhunting through Misty Morning Hounds in Florida. In 2008, David joined Chagrin Valley Hunt …

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Cari Miller

An Ohio native, Cari Miller grew up in Westerville and rode locally in Pony Club, showed both western and English, and while in college, broke and trained horses for the track and taught lessons. In 1998, Cari moved to Tampa, Florida and started her career in Title which eventually brought her back to Columbus where she now manages a title agency branch in New Albany for Title One Agency, Inc. Cari recently purchased a hunt horse that was hunting with Belle Meade Hunt in Thompson, Georgia and hopes to come …

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Mara Protich

Mara began riding at 2.5 years old and has had a varied career with horses, from riding the family’s off the track Thoroughbred to riding Tennessee Walkers, trail riding, saddleseat, driving, starting young horses, working with problem horses, working as a barn manager and volunteering with therapeutic riding programs. For the last few years, Mara has been volunteering as a Mounted Steward at the Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park. In 2013, Mara was introduced to hunting and has been in love with the sport …

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Tyler Shelly

Tyler grew up in Wilton, CT and was involved in pony club and eventing for as long as she can remember.   She and her noble steed, Manny “The Mad Hatter”, enjoyed eventing through training level, fox hunting and general pony club goofiness.  Sadly, Manny retired around the same time Tyler went off to college.  Tyler studied marine biology at Northeastern University where she got to do things such as work with the Smithsonian in Panama, take care of a giant Pacific octopus, and assist in the birth to 25 baby …

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Rosemary Staeck

Rosemary Staeck has been a lifelong horsewoman and has turned her love of horses into her full time career. She is the Owner and Founder of Equus Now!, a local Ohio Tack Shop and gets to spend her days surrounded by members of the local horse community. Her husband, Stuart Staeck, is also a local business owner. His company, AtlaPac, Inc. is a Columbus based manufacturer of poly packaging, pouches and bags. When not working, Rose and Stuart are kept busy with their young children, Jackson (5) and Lauren (3)

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