Carina is a third-generation equestrian who currently trains in dressage at one of the top barns in the country. She is also a disabled veteran and Captain in the U.S. Army, having served for the last 16 years as an Army aviator turned JAG (Army attorney). She is now in the process of medically retiring from the Army.
After taking orders for 16 years, Carina is keen to invent a new, creative, entrepreneurial, and autonomous future for herself. EQ AM is part of that invention. To realize her vision, Carina leans heavily on her husband and fellow Army Aviator, Frank.
King Cornbread is a 13-year-old Belgian/Haflinger gelding of dubious upbringing. He once spent his days languishing in a field getting fat, but Carina adopted him and made him start working five days a week learning the fine art of dressage. As much as he tries, he can’t hide his surprising talent for the sport.
With a Belgian body and a Haflinger brain, his riding style and treatment methods are nothing if not unconventional, but with every session, he challenges Carina and her trainers to be nothing less than their best equestrian selves.
Cue is a 5-year-old res”Cue” from Alabama by way of Amish Country, Pennsylvania. Adopted at 4-months-old, Cue showed an early aptitude for stress management, treating Carina throughout her Masters Degree at Yale.
Afonso is the President of BemAmostra Editora, a graphic design firm in Brazil. He is also the previous owner/publisher of Equestre Americas Magazine. It is his original elegant and readable esthetic we all admire.
Chris has been working in graphic and web design for over 10 years. He has held positions with both large corporate companies and small ad firms. Today, his focus is on combining modern web technologies with best practices, to create the best user experience possible.