2020 Mix Team

A supportive sponsorship team that engages youth exhibitors, all the way to professionals, in promoting a family atmosphere and brand of Stable Mix in their aspirations for reaching new goals. The Mix Team isn’t just for equines, it is a comprehensive group that represents the complete line of feeds Elk Grove Milling, Inc. manufactures. From our farms to yours, we are excited to introduce to you the new brand ambassadors behind The Mix-

Kensy Adame – Yuma, AZ 

Kensy competes on the Cochise College Rodeo Team and is a past Silver Spur Rodeo Queen. She competes in breakaway roping, team roping and barrel racing. Kensy got a horse out of a bad situation and turned to Stable Mix to put weight on her. She is eager to try Sport Horse Mix this rodeo season!

 

 

Merin BenderMerin Bender

My name is Merin Bender and I am 16 years old. I barrel race and pole bend and I am from Clements, California. I compete in High School Rodeo Association, Triple Seven Barrel Racing Association, Northern California Junior Rodeo Association and actively show lambs for Lodi FFA at the San Joaquin Ag Fest. I have been riding since I was five years old and I started competing in barrel racing, pole bending, and rodeos in 2015. 

I currently compete on my 25 year old mare Quarter Horse Star. Since Star is up there in age, Stable Mix Sport Horse Mix and Senior Stable Mix keep Star looking good and moving fantastic. Star’s health is very important and giving her Stable Mix every night does that job perfect. 

My project horse T is new to rodeo so getting him ready to be a great all around rodeo horse means he needs the perfect feed for the job. Stable Mix Sport Horse Mix keeps T healthy and ready to train for barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying and roping every day.

Riley Benvenuti 

Riley is an essential part of the Riverbend Equestrian program in Wilton, California. Riverbend has been feeding Stable Mix to their horses for over 15 years. Riley is a trainer & competitor on the Zone 10 A/AA Circuit. Her beautiful talented horses include Arnold Palmer, Contegrana, and Famous Gate. 2020 started off strong for #TeamRiverbend at the Northern Winter Classics. 

 

https://www.facebook.com/RiverbendEq/

https://www.instagram.com/riverbendequestrian/

https://www.instagram.com/benvenutiequestrian/

Ryleigh Bolton  – Plymouth, CA 

Ryleigh is 10 years old and is the 2019-2020 Little Miss CSHA Region 4 Queen. Ryleigh shows her horse Jackson in western pleasure, english pleasure and ranch riding. She helps her mom with her training barn, Star K Equestrian. Star K offers training, lessons and has an incredible youth program where kids like Ryleigh develop a love for their animals and sport!

https://www.facebook.com/Starkequestrian/

https://www.instagram.com/star_k_equestrian/

Kennedy Bruce 

My name is Kennedy Bruce, I am 16 years old and a sophomore in high school.  I started riding horses when I was four years old with Candy Brucker. I rode with her until I was 14 and she retired. I got my first barrel horse, Speed, from Rachel Primm on my 14th birthday and we clicked immediately. I currently take riding lessons from Donna Irvin and get a lot of help from Rachel. This year we bought another horse, Tbird, from Donna and she helps me with him a lot. Donna lives very close so she comes over to ride at my house and gives me lessons.  

I am the first in my family to ride horses. My dad is an international hunter, my mom takes a big interest in our hobbies. I have one older sister, D’Andrea, and she has two children Hudson & Josi. Everyone in my family is very supportive of me.  

 

Cassidy Borges – Orangevale, CA 

Cassidy Borges first caught our attention with her Champion Duroc Hog at the 2019 Sacramento County Fair. Since then we have been following Cassidy on her High School Rodeo adventures and even on to watch her raise her first market steer. Cassidy has been loyal to the Stable Mix brand with all of her animals including her horses, steer and Champion Duroc. Cassidy owns three horses Creed, Darrel and Dusty and competes in barrel racing, pole bending, breakaway roping and goat tying. She plans to show and sell her “Beef Mix” fed steer at the 2020 Sacramento County Fair. 

Alea Cunningham 

Alea and her horse, LB, have been pursuing college rodeo and excelling at their journey. She was also the 2019 California Mid-State Fair champion and sealed the deal at the 2019 WCBRA Finals as Open 2D Average Champion. She qualified for College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR)!!!

She has been feeding Stable Mix to her horses for 5 years and likes how affordable it is and the quality nutrition. 

 

 

Haily Daeumler – Yuba City, CA

Haily rides her mules and horses for Endurance Racing and is beginning to compete in Mounted Shooting. She has finished the Tevis Cup Race 4 times as well as the Virginia City 100 Mile Race 5 times. Haily has entrusted in Stable Mix for her 42-year-old horse for the last five years as well as her performance animals. Her goal is to compete in the Australia Tom Quilty Gold Cup.

Harley Drivon 

Harley spends her time at the barn with her Nigerian dwarf goats, chickens, and miniature horses. Her favorite time of year is spring when the barn fills with babies! Harley knows how important imprinting is on babies and even has had to bottle feed a few kids over the last couple years. She is active in 4H and is eager to learn more about their family’s breeding program as she gets older. This year she will be showing her animals at 4H shows. 

https://www.instagram.com/lilbitsfamilyfarm/

https://www.facebook.com/LilBits-Family-Farm-272819610323766/

 

Kylee Echevarria  – Nampa, ID 

Kylee and her husband train rope horses and barrel horses. She competes in WPRA Rodeos as well as the Idaho Coyboy Association. Kylee is a long time Stable Mix user until she moved to Idaho and had difficulty getting the product. Since Tractor Supply now carries Stable Mix, and Kylee can purchase easily, she is the perfect ambassador for our brand in Idaho. We recognize her understanding of the importance of equine nutrition in the performance horse industry!

Hayle Gibson 

You can find Hayle hitting the rodeo road with her horses in barrel racing and team roping events. Stable Mix fits her program well for having a consistent feed as they travel. 

Cold Laser in Northern CA 

https://www.facebook.com/Cold-Laser-in-Northern-CA-125467238289759/

Lana Grieve (Star Point Horsemanship)

Winning her first World Championship in 2013 with her APHA mare Only By Grace, Lana entered the American Miniature Horse Association shortly thereafter staying true to her heart with what she is passionate about – groundwork specialty. 

Attaining a World Championship in Open Halter Obstacle (In-Hand Trail) in the American Miniature Horse Association in 2016, Lana followed by achieving 5 World Championship titles at the Pinto World Championship Show in 2017 in Halter, Hunter, Jumper and In Hand Trail leading her Miniature Horses, 4 year old Samis Feels Like The First Time and 2 year old KKMC The Perfect Storm. 

Returning to Pinto World in 2018, Lana accomplished 4 additional World Championships in two different divisions for Hunter and Jumper In Hand, and concluded 2018 with an AMHA World Championship and Reserve World Championship in Open Halter Obstacle, and a World Championship respectably in Adult Showmanship. In 2019, Lana and KKMC The Perfect Storm achieved a triple crown of wins at the Pinto World Championship in Open Hunter, Open Jumper & Open In Hand Trail, sealing the Solid Miniature Horse Highpoint title.

Coaching her students from around the world, Lana’s natural ability to teach and empowering attention to detail relates to all disciplines and skill levels of the horse industry. Lana teaches her clients to channel their energy in conjunction with their horse creating a customized connection tailored to each student.

https://www.facebook.com/starpointhorsemanship/

https://starpointhorsemanship.com/

Shane Harley & South Steen’s Stickers – Bonanza, OR 

Shane Harley is a renowned stock dog trainer, so when we saw that he purchased a mustang at the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity we knew we wanted to follow their story. The Wild Spayed Filly Futurity is an effort by Protect the Harvest to help find a safe and humane solution to control the wild horse population. Stickers is looking great on a Stable Mix diet and we can’t wait to see the progress Shane and Stickers will make together! If you would like to follow Stickers journey, follow her on Facebook at South Steen’s Stickers 2020 Wild Spayed Filly Futurity. 

https://www.facebook.com/South-Steens-Stickers-2020-Wild-Spayed-Filly-Futurity-105239507540188/

Mariah Hunt 

Mariah and her horses have been active in community service and representing the sport of rodeo across the state of California for years as 2013 Miss Rodeo Lakeside, 2017 Miss Gold Country Pro Rodeo Queen, 2018 Miss Rodeo Glennville, and Miss Rodeo California 2020 Contestant. Stable Mix products are one of her favorite traveling tips to hydrate her horses while on the road. She’s looking forward to an amazing 2020! *Be Your Own Kind of Queen*

Brandis Langston 

Brandis Langston is the head trainer at Langston Cutting Horses, which offers horse training, assistance with sales, lessons, and evaluations. Training out of Sugarland Horse Park in Woodland, CA, Brandis focuses on preparing each horse for success in a multitude of disciplines. He is a part of NCHA, PCCHA, CCC and had a great 2019 season with several Champion wins in Limited Open, Intermediate, and Novice Horse. Stable Mix has been a part of Langston’s program for over 10 years.

http://www.sugarlandhorsepark.com/trainers/

https://www.facebook.com/LangstonCuttingHorses/

https://www.instagram.com/brandislangston/

Kayla Lundgren – Madera, CA 

Kayla Lundgren first caught our eye with her Horse’s Instagram account. Her page is filled with passion and enthusiasm about her horses and showed us her go-getting attitude through pictures and video. She keeps her fans updated with the progress and success of her horses with great photos, videos and stories. She competes in multiple events such as barrel racing and gymkhana. She most recently made it to Vegas with her rescue horse Grumpy and continued to better their barrel time while competing there. We are excited to have Kayla as a part of our team. 

Sandra Sirizzotti Burson, CA 

Sandra is 17 years old and has been riding for about 9 years. She competes in barrel racing on her 3 horses Rachel, CJ and Mason. Sandra has made incredible accomplishments for her young age. One of them being having placed 23rd at west coast finals out of 616 riders. We are honored to know that Sandra chooses Stable Mix for all of her horses and has for many years!

Wessin Whitman-Snipes 

Wessin’s family have been feeding Stable Mix to their horses for years and are using Sheep and Goat Mix in their breeding program. Wessin has 4 breeding ewes, 2 breeding rams, 2 show ewes and 1 show goat. She will be traveling the shows this year promoting her breeding program, as well as showing at her local county fair. 2020 started off great with competing at the Western Bonanza.  

https://www.instagram.com/s_and_w_ranch/

 

 

Alicia Swinton

My name is Alicia Swinton and I am a competitive 3 day eventer, jumper and dressage rider located here in Sacramento, CA. I have been working with horses for over 25 years and started a riding school over 10 years ago. Our program has now grown to full service training barn with a competitive and supportive show team. I run the lessons and training program  for intermediate to advanced rides, with customized programs for each horse and rider. 

Our riding school has grown as well, now with over four instructors for beginners of all levels! We take pride in inspiring riders to reach their full potential and instilling great horsemanship values in each individual. 

In addition to competing clients horses, I compete my personal horses Napoleon, and Aeramachi in eventing, jumpers and dressage. All my horse thrive on Stable Mix! From our older lesson horses to our competition horses. It's easy to travel to shows with, palatable and all the horses love it! And we love the benefits! Thank you Stable Mix!

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