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.
Isaiah was born in Oregon and grew up spending a majority of his free time on his uncles cattle ranch in Pendleton. He also spent many weekends on his grandparents small farm helping take care of their goats, cows, and horses. Before moving to California, Isaiah worked for a private stable caring for Paso Fino horses. Prior to his employment at SLREH, he worked as a veterinary technician at a small animal hospital. Isaiah is currently pursuing a degree in Agricultural Business and has completed continuing education courses in equine nutrition, arthritis and deworming.
Brittany was born and raised in Colorado. She has been a lifelong animal lover. As a child, she had chickens, dogs, cats, horses, frogs, and more! She began riding horses at the age of ten. Though she spent many years competing and showing, now you will likely find her and her horse, Kit, on the trail. Her love for animals has inspired all of her career choices. She has worked in pet retail, conditioning horses, and most recently as a neonatal and adult animal care technician for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Her free time is taken up with riding her horse, fishing, camping, exploring the great outdoors, taking her three dogs for walks and reading books.
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.
Taylee was born and raised in Wildomar, California. She has been around horses since the age of two. Taylee grew up on a ranch with cattle, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, goats and you guessed it, horses. She started horseback riding camp when she was nine and the next year Taylee got her first horse, Rayne. She learned the responsibilities of grooming, feeding and mucking stalls. At the age of 17, Taylee rescued two horses named Zeke and Cougar who were later placed with their forever family. Her desire to work with horses sparked after Rayne passed away, which led her to SLREH. Taylee's hope is to help all of those who love and care for their horses.
Lily was born in Kansas City, Missouri, later moving to Southern California for high school. She grew up doing trail rides every year in different national parks around the country and riding family horses as often as she could. She has always enjoyed western pleasure riding, so she became a trail guide in Malibu to pursue this hobby. She later went on to live on a horse and donkey rescue in the desert where she discovered her passion for rescuing and saving animals. This sparked her interest in large animal veterinary medicine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her horse, dog, and bunny.
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.