Garnet Blatchford, M.D.
Garnet grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. Her interest in horses began at a young age, spending as much time with her uncle's ponies as possible and accompanying her father to the the AK-SAR-BEN racetrack.
Following graduation from medical school, she was finally able to purchase her first horse, "Dandy". He was in need of significant training which led to meeting her future husband and professional horse trainer Dave Arington (pictured on the right).
Dandy turned out to be her horse of a lifetime, and they qualified for the AQHA World Show together in breakaway calf roping. Unfortunately, Garnet was never able to compete at the world show due to the arrival of her twins, Hannah and Thomas.
Garnet has been a surgeon in the Omaha area for over 30 years. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, trail riding, and competing in carriage driving events.
Hannah grew up with horses and was involved in 4-H, competing in nearly every event. Her favorites were pole-bending and barrel racing.
Hannah became interested in veterinary science after her childhood pony "Blaze" underwent colic surgery, and later as he aged and struggled with severe arthritis. She became fascinated with nutraceuticals after discovering their benefits in managing Blaze's arthritis.
In 2017, Hannah graduated with an Animal Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She worked in the Quality Assurance department at a major animal pharmaceutical company for several years and has now transferred to a human health survey company. She's published several articles and contributed to publications such as Equine Wellness Magazine.
Her free time is spent trail riding and jumping her two horses, reading the latest equine research, and helping manage vaccinations and de-worming schedules for the horses at her father Dave's business: Arington Training Stable.