Courtney is a North San Diego County native. She began riding and competing on the Hunter/Jumper circuit when she was nine. Throughout her junior years her family owned a hunter/jumper/dressage equestrian center where Courtney worked as a working student under numerous trainers to expand her education on the sport.
Growing up Courtney had animals of all shape and sizes. She decided to turn her passion and love for animals into a career and worked as a small animal technician for 5 years before making her transition into large animal medicine.
When she is not working you will find her training with her jumpers, Calypso and Zack and spending time with her other fur children consisting of 8 dogs, 3 cats, and 5 horses.
Mirian is a lifelong animal lover. She attended Louisiana State University where she received her bachelors in Animal Science. In her spare time Mirian fosters cats of all stages of life. She also enjoys hanging out with her dog Miki and cat Binx.
Kiristin was born and raised in Southern California. She has been riding since the young age of nine. Growing up with livestock and small animals sparked her passion to work with animals in the future. She completed a school project in middle school, which led her to wanting to become a veterinary technician. Kiristin was an active FFA member throughout her high school career, competing in the veterinary science team across the state of California and raising livestock for the SoCal fair. She spends her free time with her rabbit, puppy and kitten.
McKenna was born in Orange, California but moved to Placerville, California when only 10 days old. Her new neighbor up north was the one who introduced Kenna to horses. Since then, she has been riding horses and showing competitively. Shortly after selling her show horse and the passing of her first horse, Kenna decided to work with as many horses as possible in every discipline available. She started working for her trainer in high school, which led to full time ranch work and assisting with training. Although Kenna is no longer in Northern California, she still helps out Hickerson Arabians with shows all over the country. Since she was little, Kenna had always dreamed of being a vet tech. She was inspired by her mother who was a small animal vet tech. SLREH is a place where she is able to combine her love for horses and her passion to help heal them.
Samantha is a Oregon native who grew up riding and showing quarter horses. She graduated from Oregon State University, where she received her Bachelors in Equine Science with a focus on Veterinary Medicine. Samantha worked at OSU and Trifecta Equine Athletic Center as a veterinary assistant before landing the position at SLREH. Her free time is spent with her horse, Nestlé, and her dogs, Nala and Gus.