Karen Ball is a Grand Prix dressage rider and trainer in Southern California. Karen’s career took off in in the summer of 1989, where she lived and worked in Germany at the Holsteiner Verband. She has since sustained a 30 year partnership with the Verband, importing and exporting horses, mares and stallions included, for her dressage and jumper clientele. She continues to bring up successful and award winning young horses year after year and coaches both dressage riders, as well as trains Jumper riders on the flat to prepare them for all levels. She also has coached NAJYRC riders with acclaimed multiple FEI medals, as well as coaches successful open, Jr/Yr, and Amateur riders from Training through FEI levels.
Equsani products are a crucial part of her program to develop and maintain her horses, young, old and especially her competitive ones. For the last 7 years she has used X-FIT, observing not only an increase in mass and muscle tone but most importantly stamina. She has also integrated Gastropower into her feeding program with several of her young horses that compete.
“It gives me great satisfaction and relief to know that my horses are not under stress due to the strain/tension of competition and sometimes long travel. Both these products are in my opinion a supplement for which any level rider can see direct positive results. So grateful to be part of the EQUSANI team!”
Tim Forster originally hails from Australia and has spent over a decade traveling the world educating horses and people in all major disciplines. He has started horses that have gone on to compete in Dressage, Eventing and Show Jumping at both the Olympic and World Cup level. Tim is well respected for his work with young horses. With his easy manner, confident and purposeful style, young horses learn to enjoy their work and develop their potential. He is also known for his talent in working with difficult horses and his ability to understand biomechanics sets him apart. In 2010, Tim moved to the US and was General Manager for Rancho Corazon, one of the largest Holsteiner breeding farms in North America. At Rancho Corazon he was in charge of overseeing day to day operations and starting all the young horses for the Show Jumping Arena. In 2015 Tim and his wife moved to Ocala, FL in 2021` where they now run their own successful competitive training and sales business. Tim loves working with riders of all levels and enjoys bringing up horses and riders through the levels.
Kenneth Vinther. Danish born, Kenneth began riding as a teen, and quickly became entrenched in the sport. He chose to make a career out of horse training, and began the arduous years of work and training required to be a professional trainer in Europe. He worked in Germany for several years, first at the Holsteiner Verband, working with the young stallions, and then for Mass Johannes Hell stallion stables training and showing top quality Holsteins in show jumping. He then moved to the States where he maintained a successful jumper training and sales barn before eventually changing directions in his equine career to focus on equine nutrition.
Karen Kwasny comes to Equsani with many years of sales experience and a love for animals, especially horses. She enjoys working with small businesses like Equsani where she can utilize her passion for horse care as well her experience in Business Development, New Product Launches, and Customer relations management.
Karen and her husband live in Maryland and are the proud parents of two adopted daughters. They also have 4 cats, 3 dogs, and a horse named Zuko. Their daughter Emma hopes to become an event rider and their other daughter Maddie plays golf for her high school team and hopes to continue in college.
Karen is excited to be a part of the Equsani sales team and is covering the Maryland and Northern Virginia area.
Patrick and his wife Audry operates Emerald Equestrian in Woodinville WA. Their stables are located at the Rainland Farm Equine Clinic who's veterinarians also promote the Equsani care and nutritional products.
With Patricks extensive equestrian knowledge and experience using the Equsani products in the Emerald Equestrian nutritional program he is ready with help and advice and also have product stock available.