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“Wahl Animal’s education team are the faces and voices of this company,” says Chelsea Compton, Wahl marketing communications coordinator. “We want to celebrate our brand and products with others who are passionate and share the same love on their own accord.”
Meet your ambassadors!
By day Ashely works in e-commerce and marketing for a footwear company. By night and every weekend, she’s an equine eventing professional. Presently Ashley runs her own program and trains with Robin Walker, Kara Andrew, Laurie Moore, Whitney McIntosh, and Kyleigh Christians. She avidly competes on the local and national eventing, hunter jumper, and dressage circuits. Ashley has been lucky to learn riding, grooming, and horsemanship skills from some of the best in the industry. For three years, Ashley trained and worked with the O’Connor Event Team members in their The Plains, Virginia and Ocala, Florida bases. Over the years Ashley has had opportunities to train under with David & Karen O’Connor, Lauren Kieffer, Hannah Sue Burnett, Nate Chambers, Linda Zang, and Jacqueline Brooks. Ashley spent three years as a working student & groom for Hannah Sue Burnett, as well as working for Nate Chambers as a groom and barn manager for a year. During her time as a working student and groom, Ashley also worked as a groom, attending FEI events all around the country, including the Ocala Jockey Club, Fair Hill International, and the Kentucky Three Day Event. From her time as a groom, she has learned from the best and applies those practices to her daily routines, relying on her Wahl clippers to keep her horses looking their best every season, and her Wahl brushes and combs for daily care. Using her blog and social media, Ashley educates other equestrians on her favorite tools, tips, and tricks for a well-turned-out horse. Her diverse background and experience learning under top riders and trainers has given her extensive knowledge in sport horses, horse care, and as a competitor.
Erin Gaul | Hope, RI. | Johnson and Wales University, Equine Business Management
Horses make Erin’s heart happy. For more than 20 years she worked with competitive hunter/jumpers and dressage horses. While pursuing her education, Erin earned the highest of riding certifications -- level 3 in both dressage and jumping. Having spent many years as a barn manager, Erin knows the importance of keeping a horse well clipped. She has been professionally clipping for more than ten years. In 2015, Erin opened her own equine grooming business, Equine Detailing, where she clips more than 500 horses and ponies each year. While her business is based in Rhode Island, Erin clips throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. Aside from grooming and daily riding, Erin loves listening to music, cooking with her husband, and spending time with her two children.
Jaimie Lewellyn | Eugene, OR. | Professional Equine Groom
To say horses are Jaimie’s life would be an understatement! Jaimie has been an equine groom since age 18 when she was a working student for a high-end hunter-jumper barn. There she learned the necessities of perfection with body clipping, braiding, and overall turnout. Now running her own business, Body Clipping by Jaimie, she enjoys clipping and braiding for all disciplines from hunters to working cow horses and everything between. Jaimie works as an equine vet tech during the week and is her local dressage chapter president.
Morgan Osbaldeston | Roswell, GA. | Drew University, BA in Sociology
Horses are in Morgan’s blood – and that’s more than a turn of phrase. Ancestor Squire George Osbaldeston was Master of the Quorn Hunt in England and was in the Guinness Book of World Records for distance riding. For years, Morgan was called on by her horse friends to clip horses. With experience clipping since 15 and becoming a “go-to” for those in her boarding barn, she turned her passion into a profession. In 2012, she established her company CLIPclop – an equine clipping service. Her first outside client was in response to a post on the internet forum, Chronicle of the Horse. CLIPclop began as a part-time, seasonal gig to keep her connected to her horse show friends during a period where she wasn’t competing. Clipping now consumes just as much time as her fulltime corporate job in Marketing.
Morgan has three horses of her own, Preston, Timi, and Wells. She competes on the Georgia Hunter Jumper Association circuit.
ABOUT WAHL® CLIPPER CORPORATION
Now in its 100th year, Wahl Clipper Corporation is an international industry leader in the manufacturing of products for the professional beauty and barber, consumer personal care and animal grooming industries. Headquartered in Sterling, IL., Wahl currently employs over 1,500 people worldwide in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Spain, UAE and the United States. Wahl products are available in 165 countries around the world. For more information about Wahl Clipper Corporation, contact Wahl toll-free at 800-PRO-WAHL, and visit www.wahlanimal.com