As a child, Laure was fascinated with horses. During a tour of the Royal Mews in London when she was 6, Laure wandered off
and was found sitting between the forelegs of one of the Windsor Greys chatting amiably about the highlights of her trip. Riding
whenever possible (and not as often as she would have liked) led to a determination to one day own a horse (or two, or three).
Laure completed a 4-year combined Masters and Bachelors degree program in Cellular and Developmental Biology at HarvardShe now owns 3 horses including an OTTB, and has managed to cajole some of her friends into
University where she was also competed for the college on their arena polo team (which was a bit of a shock after riding
dressage for years). She completed her DVM in 1997 at the University of California at Davis and dabbled in dressage and
Jennifer Feenstra grew up loving and riding horses in the San Bernardino Mountains. In fact the first horse Jennifer ever rode
was a retired thoroughbred named Emper. “He was the best babysitter my mother could ever ask for and as soon as I was
old/tall enough to climb up on him by myself my sister Jackie and I would ride Emper double to the post office every Saturday
to get the mail.” As Jennifer got older she and her sister started training and showing Arabians in trail, dressage and hunter
over fences. Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Equine Sciences from Cal Poly Pomona. During that time she
worked for the equine reproduction center training stallions and foaling out babies. Jennifer has also worked giving lessons to
beginner riders and breaking cow horses. Jennifer has just received her PhD in Developmental Biology at Loma Linda
Interestingly, despite Jennifer's thorough education in the horse world, it was only a few years ago that she discovered the
cruel and inhumane treatment of many horses bought from auction and the plight of horses slaughtered in Mexico. Since then
Jennifer has helped SCTR care for the horses on the Apple Valley property and attend monthly auctions.