Meet The Staff

Brandy Snodgrass

Trainer / Coach

Brandy Snodgrass started her riding career at the age of 3 years old. Since that age, her entire life has been devoted to the equine industry. Successfully competing from the age of 9 years and older she earned top ribbons in the Hunter/ Jumper disciplines. Her competitions took her all over the A show circuit showing in upper level classes. She also successfully placed 2nd at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show.

At the age of 17 years old, Brandy decided to begin her teaching career by coaching the IUPUI equestrian team. Throughout the two years as coach, the team was very successful and finished with top honors. She continued to teach throughout college and also her show career at several top Hunter/Jumper facilities. Many of the riders she started are still riding to this day and have become extremely successful in their own careers. While earning a Business Management Degree from Ball State University, Brandy also worked as an Exercise Jockey for a Racehorse farm in Muncie, IN. Duties included breaking and training up to 50 racehorses per season and teaching them everything from the start of their careers right up to their first race day and also exercising them at the track.

After College, she decided a change was needed and moved to Orlando, Florida. There she spent 4 years working as a performer for Arabian Nights dinner theater under the direct training of a top dressage rider. Starting a family in her late 20s, Brandy decided it was time to move back to Indiana. After a short time adjusting, she decided it was time to get back to her goals and dreams. Starting back training at a small local barn, she built up a strong clientele base that kept growing and growing. The birth of the Central Indiana Equestrian Team was born in 2014. With the equestrian team now becoming the soul of her farm and promoting even more growth over the next few years the birth of Kolowa Equestrian became a reality in January 2019.


Maddie Sauce

Volunteer Camp Counselor / Apprentice

Most people call me “Sauce” or “Mads”.  I am 18 years old and have been riding horses for about 13 years. I attend college at Ivy Tech in Indianapolis majoring in Early Childhood Development. My hobbies include: training and showing my horse, Ellie; teaching natural horsemanship techniques; participating in out-of-state and local shows; working with children; and teaching children to ride horses. I have been riding with Brandy for over 2 years. Under Brandy’s leadership, I was Hamilton County 4-H Grand Champion Dressage, Hamilton County 4-H Grand Champion Halter Mare, IEA Regional Reserve Champion. In Winter 2019, I became Brandy’s apprentice trainer. I teach summer camps throughout the summer, lessons for students throughout the week. I look forward to working with your kids during the week and throughout the summer. This is my passion and I look forward to sharing my world with your kids.


Donkey

Hi! I’m Donkey. I’m a 10 year old miniature donkey gelding and my duties around this farm include keeping these humans on a tight feeding schedule for me and our fellow horse friends (trust me, the humans know when our dinner is even 5 minutes late! This can never be tolerated.) I also really like to make sure that all of the children’s mothers’ feel very welcome and loved by giving them all gigantic kisses each and every day. My humans really seem to like that we are so nice to people and give us lots of treats for it! I have also heard our humans say that I am very good at teaching patience to them and to all of the children that come our way. I do get a good giggle when the kids try and bath me. I hope you will come out to say hello as well! I love meeting new people!