Sponsored Riders and Trainers

US Chia is proud to sponsor many accomplished riders and trainers. With representation from the disciplines of Dressage, Eventing, Show Jumping, Barrel Racing, Natural Horsemanship, Reining, and Rodeo, we try to spread the goodness of chia throughout the sport of equestrianism.

English Disciplines

Debbie Morrison

Debbie Morrison is an FEI rider, a United States Dressage Federation Silver and Bronze Medalist, and a USDF "L" Graduate. She currently owns and trains at Transitions Farm in Oxford, Pennsylvania, where she also practices equine massage therapy and runs a custom embroidery shop. She has competed successfully on horses she has trained through the levels from Dressage At Devon to the very competitive Wellington Florida Dressage Shows, as well as showing horses in-hand at USDF shows and Breed Inspections. Debbie's focus has been teaching students in the discipline of Dressage, training dressage horses, training Hunter/Jumpers and Eventing horses on the flat, selling quality imported and domestic horses, and maintaining a small Oldenburg GOV breeding program.

Glenn and Stephanie Hartigan with Eurimports

Glenn started riding as a boy in his native Canada, but gained most of his professional experience in the equestrian powerhouse nation of Germany. During this time, Glenn successfully acquired the German National Federation's highly recognized professional trainers license and Course Designer's license. Nearly ten years of competing against Europe's best honed Glenn's skills in the dressage and gymnastic work so important to the training of today's modern show jumpers. Now, back in North America, Glenn is proud to offer his skills and experience in the training of aspiring jumper, equitation and hunter riders. In addition, to the training of horse and rider, Glenn frequently travels to Europe with clients to shop for horses and visit his broodmares and youngsters in Germany.

Stephanie first started riding at the age of nine in her hometown of Siegburg, Germany. At a traditional German riding school she learned the fundamentals of jumping and dressage and has since dedicated much of her life to the caring for and training of horses. Her first horse, Lord Ludwig, was a Hanoverian gelding with beautiful movement and from this point on Stephanie's passion has been the elegant art of dressage. Stephanie has been an active and successful dressage competitor in Germany. Her patient and correct training methods have enabled her to start many young horses on their way to success in the show ring. At age 21, Stephanie acquired her Instructor's license from the Landes Reit-und-Fahrschule in Langenfeld, Germany. She is a gifted trainer with a positive and enthusiastic way of teaching and enjoys sharing her knowledge with her students.

Kelly Sult

Kelly hails from Erie, Pennsylvania, and has grown up competing in the eventing world. She rose to the upper levels on her now retired mount, Hollywood, with whom she rode in the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event four years in a row. When she's not competing, you can find Kelly training sport horses at all levels, or giving lessons and clinics out of Pennsylvania farm, New Horizon Stables. Kelly particularly enjoys working with off the track thoroughbreds and focuses much of her program on retraining OTTBs for a second career. To list a few of Kelly's accomplishments, she has been on the developing riders list, and has won the Markham Trophy and Beacon Charm Grant.

Shelly Moore

Shelly has always had the goal of being a top trainer and instructor who supported her horses in a holistic fashion, allowing them to become strong, flexible, fit, sound and capable thinking individuals who wanted to work each day. To fulfill her purpose, she began a holistic education  program focused on supporting the whole horse through proper nutrition, training, and body work.  She developed a systematic, holistic teaching approach that helped horses live long and productive lives while functioning at their highest potential. Shelly is certified in many modalities including TTEAM, TTouch, Equine Touch, Flower Essence Therapy, Aromatherapy and many other bodywork methods, and she currently offers lessons, clinics, training, coaching, equine consults and bodywork.

Brittany Kuntz

Brittany is an aspiring 19 year old Young Rider who hopes to compete at the 4* level in the future. She is currently at the 1* level with her horse Heat Inndex and is aiming for the NAJYRC 1* and 2* teams. Currently, Brittany is at Sunnyside Farm in Woodbine, MD training her two horses and moving up the eventing levels. Brittany purchased Jenn's Bellaboo (Audi) in January to participate in the RRP Thoroughbred Makover in 2015. She will be training Jenn's Bellaboo up the levels as her 2nd competition horse. Brittany has taken her current competition horse Heat Inndex up the levels to the Preliminary level and hopes to make the 2* Young Rider team in the next couple years for USEA Area II. Brittany is also a full time student taking pre-med courses. She is very determined, self-driven, and achieves high marks in everything she does from academics to hersports (equestrian, field hockey & softball) to community service.

Western Disciplines

Merrill Mundy

Merril is 11 years old and competes in barrel racing in the southeastern region of the US. She is currently ranked #2 in the World Professional Rodeo Association Juniors, from competing in open and youth events. Recently she won the National Barrel Racing Association's Shamrock Showdown this Spring, running faster than 800 adult and youth riders. Both Merrill and her brother, Waide, compete in rodeo events, making it a family affair for the Florida natives.

Randi Robinson

Randi is 21 years old and has grown up in the horse and ranching industry. Rodeo has been a huge part of her life, from the jr. level to collegiate. She currently rides for the Sul Ross State University rodeo team competing in breakaway roping and goat tying. Additionally, Randi start colts for a reining cow horse trainer, and trains and sells rope horses.

Samantha Duncan

Samantha a competitive barrel racer for the Women's Professional Rodeo Association. Recently, she finished 16th in the world for WPRA in derby horses, and 27th in the California permit holders for WRPA. She is hoping to go to the American qualifier next year as well as WRPA finals. When she's not racing, you can find Samantha trail riding and team penning for fun. When asked about chia, Sam says "I love chia and know that they work as I have watched changes in both my horses who were battling ulcers."