Like Bruce, Staci has a love for all breeds and a talent for all disciplines. She is truly a born horsewoman. She is still a multi-tasking “Superstar” who works with the horses, shows, conducts the youth program and clinics with Bruce and manages the business of the farm.
Her most important job, however, is being a devoted wife and mother to their 5 children, horses, dogs and goats. Their closeness to each other and the children extends to the barn, making the horses another part of the whole family.
Staci now shows and gives clinics with her husband Bruce. She has won several IFSHA and FHANA National/World Championships in Saddleseat Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Halter and Tandem riding(sidesaddle).
Staci has been riding, showing and training horses her entire life. She was born into a family who owned Arabian show horses and she began riding alone at the age of 2. Staci first gained National recognition at the age of 16 showing her Arabian mare Amada Padrona and was featured on the cover of the Arabian Horse Times. It is no wonder that her father nicknamed her “Superstar.” As a teen, Staci managed and operated training and breeding facilities for 45 horses, including Arabians, Saddlebreds,Thoroughbreds, many mixed breeds and others. Her duties included purchasing, advertising, breeding decisions and day to day operations. While balancing high school and this operation, she was still able to attain her riders license at Arlington Park International racecourse and compete in many shows and earn championships around the midwest. Accomplishments include Class “A” and Regional Championships in halter, saddleseat, equitation, western pleasure, and Top 20 Western Pleasure JOTR at the Arabian U.S. Nationals.
“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”