2022 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-

Riley Bitle

Hi! My name is Riley Bitle and I am from Artois, California. I am a sophomore at Willows High School. I have been riding horses all my life.

I enjoy competing in CHSRA and Summer Jr. Rodeos as well as the ACTRA ropings. My favorite events are barrels, poles, team roping, and breakaway. This last year I attended the ACTRA finals in Reno with my dad and we had a great time roping there. This last summer I won a beautiful buckle at Red Bluff Cattle Days. I am thankful for my team of horses that helped me win these awesome prizes.

I am so happy to have found Stable Mix about 3 years ago - Stable Mix meets all our needs from Senior Stable Mix for our older horses to regular Stable Mix for our not so old horses. I like that Stable Mix is a complete pellet, and keeps my horses feeling and looking their best. Thank you, Stable Mix/EGM.


Merin BenderKai Brown

Born and raised in California, Kai grew up on the beautiful central coast. She acquired her first horse at the age of 6 and has never looked back! As a youth Kai was successful on the hunter jumper circuit but found her true passion for colt starting when she attended Feather River College. Since then Kai has gone on to work for NRCHA and NRHA professionals as well as being the resident colt starter for a wild horse sanctuary. Through these accumulation of experiences Kai has created a unique program that always honors the naturalness of the horse and values connection over coercion.



Kennedy Bruce

Kennedy Bruce started riding horses when she was four years old and currently competes in CHSRA District 3 in poles, barrel racing, and cutting. She has been bringing the heat on her horse, Groovee, with Ivy and Jakk not too far behind.

Kennedy has qualified and competed in the KKrfv/Junior World Finals, has set arena records in local arenas, and more! We are excited to continue watching this team be on 🔥 this year!


Alexandra Farly 

My name is Alexandra; I coach, train, and compete in Cowboy Dressage out of Sheltering Oak farms which is a boarding and training facility in Chico, CA, that my mom and I run together. My ultimate passion is supporting communication between the horse/rider relationship and coaching people through that learning process. We run a therapeutic equine program teaching emotional regulation to at-risk youth in our local school district using horsemanship. Sharing the life lessons and strong community support that horses offer is incredibly fulfilling and it is so exciting to be representing a company that offers the horses the essential support they need!


Jack Heinemann

Hello Friends, My name is Jack Heinemann and I am a 1st Generation Cowgirl, Autoimmune Athlete, and Equine Massage Therapist from Northern California! I have been using Stable Mix in my feeding program for ten years now and love that they provide quality honest feeds for all of my horses requirements. I could not be more excited to be representing the Stable Mix team for a second year while competing with my AQHA gelding Ricochet Pistol Lena (whom we so fondly call Thumper!). Barrel racing has always been my joy but this year you can find us taking an exciting leap into a new discipline showing in the NRHA Reining.

I encourage others to live fearlessly in the pursuit of their goals! When I am not in the saddle you can find me practicing as an Equine Shiatsu Massage Therapist. A strong focus on equine performance and wellness is of such importance to me and I am grateful that Stable Mix provides products that allow me to maintain that vitality in my horses!

Lucas Hilton

Hi! My name is Lucas Hilton and I am from Cottonwood, Ca. I am 10 years old and attend Evergreen Middle School. I enjoy competing in Jr. Rodeos and Region 2 gymkhanas. My favorite events are Roping and Steer riding. I won my first buckle this year steer daubing on my 24 year old horse, Cash. I also won Reserve All Around in my age group for Glenn County Sheriffs Posse Jr. Rodeo. I am so lucky to have some amazing horses.

Stable Mix is part of our feeding program no matter what age our horses are. Senior Stable Mix really helps keep weight on my older horse and keeps him in top shape to compete all year long. We also feed Stable Mix goat to all our practice goats for goat tying. Thank you Stable Mix for allowing me to represent your brand.

Holly Lovejoy

My name is Holly Lovejoy, and I am a USEF Para-Equestrian Grade I Dressage rider.
Para-equestrian is a United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) discipline for athletes with a permanent, measurable physical disability. Para-dressage stands parallel to dressage as an option for these athletes. The grades are: I, II, III, IV and V, with number I being riders with the most impairment. My disabilities are Cerebral Palsy and Bipolar.

Para-Equestrian Dressage is the only Equestrian discipline that is included in the Paralympic Games, where it has been a regular fixture since 1996. With the idea of creating opportunities for all people with impairments to compete and achieve their goals in equestrian sport, athletes are classified according to the level of their impairment to provide for meaningful competition.

I was born as one in a set of triplets. As a two-year-old, my mother started me with riding in hippotherapy to improve my body strength and coordination. As a young girl, I joined a Pony Club, with my devoted mother by my side always giving me the support I needed.
Growing up in a disabled body I always knew I was different. Horses became a healing for my body, mind and much needed confidence. Horses seem to have the innate ability to understand the needs of people with disabilities.

I remember the first time I watched the Paralympics. After seeing the determination in the riders and beauty of the sport, my view of me being disabled changed forever. Dale Dedrick, 2012 Paralympian who no longer is able to ride, was instrumental in changing my world again. And, at the age of 18, I had the incredible opportunity to purchase my current horse, Suede (Bardondales Ultrasuede). Suede has been my rock both physically and emotionally. He is my light in life when I feel alone and have nothing to be happy for. I find my strength and power in my sassy little golden pony who gives me a dream larger than life.

I’m very fortunate to currently be in training with USDF Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalist Tracey Hill.

Karissa Rogers

Karissa Rogers is 22 years old & a resident of Jamestown, California. She is currently working towards the completion of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications at University of Phoenix.

Horses have been an integral part of Karissa’s life even before she could walk. She rode as a member of the California Gymkhana Association for 13 years; participated in her local 4-H club showing horses; competed in western pleasure & reining over the years, & now is an avid ranch versatility rider. She has also held multiple rodeo queen titles, of which she is the current representative of the Oakdale Saddle Club as their 2021 Miss Rodeo Oakdale.

Throughout her years of heavy competition, Karissa has relied on Stable Mix to ensure her horses remain healthy and at their absolute best. She is honored to have been selected as a brand ambassador for the 2022 Stable Mix.

Susan Wren

Hi there! I’m Susie Wren and am so glad to be part of the Stable Mix team!

I learned to ride in Germany, then evented and rode jumpers as a junior when my family moved back to the US. That was long, long ago. Now I primarily ride and compete in dressage and have earned USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals, show championships and year end awards with several of our horses. I love to have fun, love to compete and have placed well in national rankings as an adult amateur on my home bred and raised horses with the tireless support of my husband, Cliff. We now have six; two of my older show horses teach other riders, my FEI horse, Wasabi, is in foal, and I really look forward to competing my other Dutch mares, Livy (Ilivia) and Kritter (Kuriosity) this year.

EGM and I go way back “before the turn of the century” when I first heard of Stable Mix from a presentation by Cliff Wilcox. I now rely on Stable Mix to support not only our younger horses, but the show horses at home and at competitions, as well as the older ones who have special dental issues and need balanced, low carb, complete feed.

I’m honored to take a journey with my fellow Stable Mix teammates as ambassadors of these high quality products. Feel free to contact me about how I incorporate the EGM products into my nutrition plan.