Welcome to Elevate, our spotlight series to honor, lift up, and highlight riders just like you from all disciplines and walks of life. If you’re like us, supporting and growing our equestrian community is an important mission, and a mission we are proud to hold at the heart of Sterling Essentials.
This month, we’d love you to connect with Chanel Rhodes, a powerhouse entrepreneur and horsewoman from California with a passion for color and some serious creative talent! :)
SE: Tell us all about the horses in your life! When did you begin working with each of them?
CR: I am a working student for a hunter/jumper program called Mountain View Farm (MVF). I own two horses and there are several horses in my life. I usually work with 10-12 horses, depending on the clientele amount. I mostly work with Off The Track Thoroughbreds and a few quarter horses. Below are the details of my two horses.
“Lady”, 14 year old Tobiana mare: Lady does hunters, jumpers, barrels, gymkhanas, trail rides, works as a lesson horse, photo-shoots, and stunt horse work. This mare is my best friend and partner. She has a heart of gold and is a total ham in front of the camera. On one of our last shoots, a producer said that she is one of the most well behaved horses that he has ever seen in front of large flashing cameras. Then she turned around and spooked at the tiny weird painted shack behind her