About

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Hi! I’m Stephanie. I’m a 30 year old displaced southerner living in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I’ve spent my entire life astride one horse or another, from a naughty Shetland pony to an uncoordinated Oldenburg. I joined Pony Club at age 11 and never looked back; I was hooked on three-day eventing from the minute I saw a horse thunder down a bank at the club’s horse trials.

In college, I rode NCEA hunt seat for the UT Martin Skyhawks, which was an educational experience; I knew the hunter ring was not for me! After obtaining a degree in natural resources management, I moved to Wichita, Kansas for a terrible job. I took polo lessons to fill my spare time- it was the most fun I’ve ever had on a horse.

I moved to Oklahoma in 2010, worked as a therapeutic riding instructor for three years, bought a horse, and hauled my elderly eventer here. I currently work as the web and marketing manager at my local tack store. (If you ever need tack or apparel advice or information, drop me a line at stephanie@hand-gallop.com!) I live with my husband Johnny, three cats, and two dogs. Other than riding, I love cooking, graphic design, and video games.