Team BioStar Welcomes New Member Ali Perkins
Welcome to Ali Perkins, newest member of the Team BioStar riders!
Ali Perkins grew up on a small horse farm in North Yarmouth, Maine. She attended the University of Maine at Farmington, earning art and elementary education degrees. For the last two years of college, Ali took the spring semesters off to participate in Lendon Gray’s Winter Intensive Training Program, a three-month dressage “boot camp” in Wellington, Florida. She began competing in dressage and became a full time groom at the Winter Circuit for Argentinian competitors Mica Marbrugana and Cesar Lepardo-Grana for two seasons. Along with these other endeavors, Ali was also able to spend a season riding with two of Tuny Page’s horses under her guidance.
In 2016, Ali was given a Dressage4Kids donation horse, Santé. Santé is a 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood who was trained through Grand Prix by Michael Poulin. She has competed in schooling shows at Intermediate Two with scores in the mid 60s.
Ali is now located in Farmington, Maine. When she isn’t teaching 8th grade English at a local Charter School, she teaches riding lessons and runs a local horseback riding summer camp at Ridgewood Farm. She trains with Lendon Gray and Liz Austin. She plans to compete in the U25/Brentina Cup with Santé in New England this summer and in Wellington next winter.
Ali now has Santé on a whole food diet that includes BioStar’s advanced circulatory support supplement Circuvate EQ (especially important for performance horses who benefit from added antioxidant support to reduce muscle fatigue) as well as the multivitamin & mineral joint support formula Optimum JS. She attributes this diet to the management of Santé’s neck arthritis and overall maintenance. Santé also benefits from BioStar’s Origin-LLM Artisan Poultice for lumbar limb and muscle.
We’re very proud of Ali and look forward to her continued success!
(Featured photo credit: Yvette Woodman)