Andrea is from Granville, Ohio. She was introduced to horses by her parents at a very young age. She immediately recognized her love for the sport and started riding at the age of 6. She later joined 4-H and then began competing on the Quarter Horse circuit shortly after. Her two QH geldings are now in their twenties and enjoying retirement at her parent's farm.
Andrea graduated from The Ohio State University in 2013 with a B.S. Degree, majoring In Animal Sciences and minoring in Biosciences with a focus in Equine Science. She completed a 2 year undergraduate clinical internship in the Equine Medicine Department at The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine, where she was then published as a coauthor in the American Journal of Veterinary Research. Shortly after graduation, she completed her pharmacology/pharmaceutical sales certification through the National Association of Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives.
Andrea recently purchased a 3-year-old Quarter Horse gelding and is excited to work with him as they start another show season together.
When Andrea is not at the barn she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and hiking with her dog, Allie.
Andrea was introduced to the Bella Vista team in 2011. She thoroughly enjoys working at this practice and loves the enthusiasm each doctor has for the equine field. She appreciates the varied and valuable aspects the four veterinarians bring to the clinic and is proud to be part of the excellent medicine they're able to provide to their valued clients and patients.
Emily grew up in Iowa with a passion to work with horses. She bought her first horse, Sasha Bonanza, and learned to train and ride with her. They showed in 4-H and FFA as well as open shows. She graduated Ellsworth Community College with an Equine Management degree. Emily moved to Ohio shortly after graduating where she has worked at various equine facilities before coming to join the Bella Vista Equine team. In Emily’s spare time, she enjoys training and showing her two Australian Shepherds, King and Zeus, in agility.
Stacey grew up in Granville, Ohio, on a small family farm and learned how to ride on a Shetland pony. At the age of 5, Stacey would go on all day trail rides with her father. At age 8, Stacey joined a local 4-H club and soon after became involved with the horse judging and hippology teams as well. By the time Stacey's 4-H years were over, she had won two state titles in equitation, had placed in the top ten at the Quarter Horse Congress, and was on a judging team which won a national championship title.
After graduating from Central Ohio Technical College, Stacey soon decided to try her hand at raising and breeding her own Quarter Horses. Throughout the years, the foals resulting from her breeding program have won several Ohio futurity titles as well as Congress top 10 placings. Her current show gelding, "The Master of DeSkys" who is also a result of her breeding program, won the Tom Powers Futurity in 2013, and together in 2018 they won the OQHA L1 high point amateur title. Her most recent foal, "Certified Invitation" was top 5 at the 2015 Quarter Horse Congress.
Stacey joined Bella Vista Equine in 2008 when she began working for Dr. Martinsen and then began working for Dr. Meuse when he joined the practice in 2010.
Besides showing horses, Stacey enjoys watching comedy movies and Columbus Blue Jackets hockey. Stacey also enjoys obedience training her two dogs, Blue, a pit bull terrier, and Petra, a pit bull mix.
Stacey resides in Thornville, Ohio, with her husband of 19 years, Chris, two horses and two dogs.
Rachel is from Kathleen, Georgia. She grew up with a natural passion for horses and began riding at the age of 8. After taking many years of western lessons, she began competing in many small saddle club shows as well as 4-H and other state shows. Rachel was also growing her horsemanship skills outside of the saddle by shadowing farriers and participating in horse judging clubs. In 2015, Rachel and her parents moved to Maineville, Ohio, where Rachel would finish her high school career. Here, Rachel began taking English hunter-jumper lessons and soon found appreciation and love for all equestrian disciplines.
After high school, Rachel began attending The Ohio State University where she focused on her passion for animals. She is looking forward to graduating in 2021 with a B.S. in Animal Sciences, specialized in the Animal Industries. With an additional double minor in Farm Business Management and Equine Science, Rachel is interested in how to improve the health and welfare of performance and sport horses. In addition to her studies, she has studied internationally at famous stables and estates, worked as a groom for nationally ranked schools and riders in the hunter-jumper circuit, and has participated in research submitted to the Equine Science Society. After graduation, Rachel intends on continuing her education in the veterinary field, in addition to pursuing a masters degree pertaining to equine welfare.
Katie is from Mount Gilead, Ohio. Growing up on a family farm, her love for animals and passion for horses was apparent at a young age. She purchased her first horse at 12 years old and began taking lessons, learning handling techniques, riding skills, and equine care. Shortly after Katie was introduced to horses, she fell in love with the discipline of reining. Katie took her skills a step further and started showing in the reining industry when she was 16 years old. Over the years, Katie put her focus toward horses. She learned to start colts, work with green, unfinished horses, as well as fix problem horses. Katie has always been devoted to finding ways to communicate with her horses.
After graduating with her Veterinary Technology degree from Columbus State Community College, Katie worked at a small animal practice until she was hired at Bella Vista in October 2018. Katie is currently training and showing her own horses. In 2018, she placed in the top 15 at the All American Quarter Horse Congress and qualified to compete in Oklahoma City for the National Affiliate Championships of the NRHA. When Katie is not in the saddle, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her friends and her Bernese Mountain Dog, Cara.
Kim grew up in central Ohio, her love for horses becoming apparent at a very young age. After getting riding lessons for a birthday present, she quickly talked her parents into a horse as well and showed hunters and dressage as a teenager. While studying Equine Science at Otterbein University, she competed on the equestrian team and later transferred to Columbus State Community College to pursue a degree in Veterinary Technology. Kim joined Bella Vista in September 2015 after spending some time as a small animal veterinary technician and office manager. When she is not at the barn with her off the track Thoroughbred, she enjoys camping, hiking, and spending time with her family and dog, Macy.