Brandy Von Holten
|Event Types||Obstacles, Mounted Archery, beginner roping, ranch dressage, confidence building, groundwork, mule versatility.|
|Willing to Travel?||Yes|
|Willing to Train Outside Horses for ETHA Events?||Yes|
Brandy Von Holten lives in Missouri, but was born in Texas and raised in Arkansas. At the age of 5 she got her first horse named Blackie. Since then she has always had a horse or mule. Brandy graduated from Riverview High School in Searcy, Arkansas and attended the University of Central Arkansas where she obtained her bachelors in biology. She then furthered her education and obtained a second bachelors in criminal justice and a masters in teaching. She moved to Missouri in 2003, where she met and married David Von Holten. Brandy was a science teacher for eleven years. She was also a martial artist for twenty three years, and moved to Missouri to chase her dream of going to the Olympics in TaeKwonDo. She never made it to the Olympics but did manage to represent the United States on several international competition teams. She and her husband now own an equine trail riding facility they built together. It is called Von Holten Ranch. They are currently striving to create a series of equine and farm related competitions with their trademarked title of Country Tough. Brandy is now a contributing writer to five magazines and is planning to add her own magazine centered around the events at Von Holten Ranch. That magazine will be called Country Tough Times. The Adventures at Von Holten Ranch: KTM is her first children’s book in a series of books.