Canter Arizona recently added three new board members. The new board members bring a wealth of equine experience as well as fund raising and grant writing skills.
Angela Carmitchel, is a professional horse trainer and instructor who specializes in working with unbroken and green broke thoroughbred and warm blood horses. Her riding career has focused on Hunters, Jumpers, Eventing and Dressage. However, her diverse background in both English and Western riding allows her to instruct in a wide range of equestrian disciplines. She has a Master's degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University. Angela is currently training Patrizio, a Canter owned four year old gelding.
Lauren Smith, is an Arizona native who began riding at an early age. Lauren competed Arabians until her early teens. At age 13 she began dressage lessons and has since ridden to many State, Regional, National and International titles including a Junior Olympic Gold Medal. She was awarded United States Dressage Federation (USDF) bronze and silver medals and is currently pursuing her gold. A graduate of le Cordon Bleu, she has worked in the fine dining business in Arizona and the Napa Valley. Lauren is currently training Forest Sounds, a Canter owned three year old gelding.
Adam Trenk, is a former Cave Creek Councilman and Attorney at the Rose Law Group in Scottsdale. His practice includes equine law, and Adam is a life long horse lover. Growing up Mr. Trenk was exposed to the racing industry by his grandfather, who managed Shenandoah Downs and Charles Town Race Track in West Virginia during the late 1970's and used to take Adam riding and to watch the races at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. Adam has a keen interest in the Arizona race track industry and believes the continued viability of this enterprise should include new and innovative approaches to facilitating the transition of thoroughbreds to new careers when their racing days have ended.
Canter Arizona would also like to express its gratitude to the following individials that have recently volunteered their services:
Dr. Mark Anderson, has been most generous with his equine veternarian expertise.
Lori Black, has volunteered to assist with Canter Arizona book keeping chores.
Allen Kalchik, is always ready when a new trainer listing requires a photographer.
Last but not least, thanks to all of you who have been most generous with your monetary support.