Meet The Staff
The Horse is an award-winning monthly magazine devoted to equine health, care, management, and welfare; TheHorse.com is the award-winning website of The Horsemagazine that contains all content from the magazine as well as additional news and features on horses and the equine industry. Our mission is to provide education to hands-on participants in the horse industry through print and electronic means.
We pledge that we will serve you and your horses by providing the most accurate and timely information about equine health, care, management, and welfare. Our articles are written for hands-on horse owners, trainers, riders, breeders, veterinarians, vet techs, and managers who want to know more about taking the best care of their horses--regardless of the breed or discipline in which they participate.
Stephanie L. Church
Editor-in-Chief of The Horse
Stephanie received a B.A. in Journalism and Equestrian Studies from Averett College in Danville, Va., and has worked in five positions at the magazine since 1999. Her equine background is in eventing, and she enjoys photography, cooking, cycling, swimming, and traveling in her free time.
Check out Stephanie's blog, Horse Sense (and Sensibility).
Associate Managing Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care
Alex holds a B.A. in English from Duke University and served as Assistant Editor of Blood-Horse Publications’ book division, Eclipse Press, before joining The Horse staff. A native of Houston, Texas, Alex is a lifelong horse owner who's shown successfully on the national hunter/jumper circuit and dabbled in Warmblood breeding.
News Editor of The Horse
Erica holds a degree in Journalism with an external specialty in Equine Science from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in the saddle and has dabbled in a variety of disciplines including foxhunting, saddleseat, and mounted games. Currently, Erica competes in three-day eventing with her off-the-track Thoroughbred, Dorado. Prior to her job at The Horse, Erica was a groom and stable manager for a four-star eventer. She enjoys photography in her spare time.
Erica writes the Old Horses: Better With Age blog on TheHorse.com.
Digital Editor of TheHorse.com
Michelle has worked in publishing and marketing since 1999. She started her career at Appaloosa Journal and has since worked and written for several top equestrian publications and websites. Most recently, she worked in corporate marketing with a focus on strategic and digital planning. A lifelong horse owner, Michelle currently competes in dressage and enjoys trail riding. She’s also a certified therapeutic riding instructor and previously managed the care and training of a 12-horse therapy herd. Michelle holds a B.A. in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Print Journalism from Washington State University.
Michelle writes about keeping her houses at home in her blog At Home With Horses.
Web Producer of TheHorse.com
Megan received a B.S. in Print Journalism, with a minor in Equine Science, from Murray State University in Murray, Ky. Growing up with horses, she competed in many events such as hunter under saddle, barrel racing, reining, breakaway roping, and halter with her Quarter Horses on the AQHA, PHBA, and open show circuits. When not in the saddle, she enjoys working out, dog agility with her Corgi and Swedish Vallhund, and being outside as much as possible.
Megan writes the Weird Horse News blog on TheHorse.com
East Coast Account Executive
Leigh attended Murray State University and majored in Agricultural Business. She grew up riding her father’s team roping horses and is now a competitive barrel racer who enjoys photography and spending time on her farm.
West Coast Account Executive
Yvonne holds a B.S. in Animal Science and a A.S. Veterinary Technology. She grew up on a farm and worked 14 years at the University of Kentucky Equine Parentage Testing and Research Lab. She enjoys her animals, traveling, cooking, hiking, and biking.
Creative Services Director: Lisa G. Coots
Art Director: Brian Turner
Artists: Claudia Summers, Katie Taylor, David Young
Associate Creative Services Manager: Kerry Howe
Forrest F. Begley (Traffic Manager), Shawnne Carter (Online Campaign Coordinator)
Leslie Neilson (Director), Megan Arszman, Kim Reeves, Adam Spradling, Christine Wittmer
Anne M. Eberhardt (Director), Alex Cutadean (Video Production), Kevin Thompson (Digital Assets Coordinator)
AAEP Advisory Board
Ben Espy, DVM, Dipl. ACT; Lisa Fortier, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS; Benjamin Franklin Jr., DVM; Margo Macpherson, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT; William Moyer, DVM; Duncan F. Peters, DVM; Elizabeth M. Santschi, DVM, Dipl. ACVS; Debra C. Sellon, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM; Nathaniel A. White II, DVM, Dipl. ACVS
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