MEET THE TEAM

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JESSICA SMITH
OWNER OF EQUESTRIAN EDGE, LLC

Owner/Breeder/Non-Pro

Jessica has been an equestrian enthusiast for over 30 years, from 4H & FFA to breed circuits and more.  She is an active member with the Appaloosa Horse Club & supports the Michigan Regional Club through various networking and recruiting.  She loves the versatility of the Appaloosa Horse & hopes to create a legacy of hearty, great minded, versatile spotted equines for everyone to enjoy!

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MARKAYA ASHLEY

Professional Trainer

Markaya's talent with equines began at a young age & her ability to be not only a great horse women, but an incredible coach is unsurpassed.  Her talent in the show pen earned her National titles in multiple disciplines in both breed circuits, futurities & local associations.  She's a World Show contender with top earnings in both the Huntseat & Western divisions. She puts her heart & soul into managing her program, making sure her clients get their monies worth & horses are treated with the best care.

 
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MICHELE FITZGERALD

Breeding Consultant

Michele is a Licensed Veterinarian Technician with many years spent in the Equine Industry breeding, training and showing her own horses in connection with Markaya Ashley.  She is an excellent resource for mare management and contributes to the health and well-being of the Nailed It breeding program.

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STEPH VANTUYL

Sunset Stables Owner

Steph owns and operates Sunset Stables, the home of Nailed It Appaloosa Stallion.  Her team of professionals provides the BEST care through managing Regal's every need from turnout to nutrition so there's never a worry about his happiness or sperm count!  She provides a safe, family friendly environment that caters to all breeds for boarding, and also secures the facility to accommodate our stallion.  

If you are interested in meeting Regal at Sunset Stables please message Steph to coordinate here!

 
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CHIP LAKE

Lake Ferrier Services, LLC

Chip's attention to detail, customized service and heart is why he's the man for the job!  Whether tacking on a shoe, or making a custom bar, this talented blacksmith knows how to create the most important element to make sure our horses are performing their best, stay sound and happy.  His experience and knowledge lends comfort in his ability to be someone in our program we can count on!

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DR. PHAEDRA IAFANO

Cadence Chiropractic, LLC

A whole health approach is how we care for our Equines, especially when it comes to Regal.  Dr. Phaedra has magic hands and eyes that know just what touch is needed to make everything in working order for the best performance.  Her years of experience, and holistic grit make for the perfect recipe to lend healing hands and make proactive therapy decisions.