Melissa Smithmyer and Apache

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TRAINER: Melissa Smithmyer
BARN: Hancock Stables
LOCATION: Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania

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Melissa Smithmyer has been taking riding lessons at Hancock Stables under the direction of Alex Brehm for 10 years. Melissa also spent two years of apprenticeship under the direction of Alex Brehm. Through this training, Melissa has also worked with dozens of horses from all different backgrounds and temperaments. Other horse background related activities include; One year of work as a farmhand at Hancock Stables (feeding horses, mucking stalls, moving horses from pasture to stall and back again). And two years of volunteer work at Mending Hearts Animal rescue.

NAME: Apache
BREED: Paint
AGE: 4 years old

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Apache is a rescue horse from Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester. Apache’s previous owner could no longer afford to care for Apache and knew it would be a little bit difficult for Apache to find a new home so he decided to take Apache to the rescue for a shot at finding a forever home. Apache is ready for training at the Equine Comeback Challenge.

You can follow Melissa and Apache on Facebook HERE

You can also follow the Equine Comeback Challenge at HERE

To learn more about the Pennsylvania National Horse Show click HERE