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Equestrian Services, LLC Appoints Amika Ryan Hebert As Junior Operations Manager

(Charlottesville, VA – November 1, 2007)−Equestrian Services, LLC, the company setting the standards for planning, designing and managing equestrian amenities for resorts and communities worldwide, announces that Amika Ryan Hebert has joined the organization as Junior Operations Manager. Hebert oversees the organization’s business management and communicates with clients and accounts management.

“My true passion lies in the equine industry,” said Hebert. “With more than a dozen years equine industry experience, a career in the horse industry is a ‘must’ for me. I look forward to combining my experience in the hospitality industry with my life-long love of horses, while being a part of the Equestrian Services’ team.”

Hebert recently earned her Masters Degree in Hospitality Management & Marketing from Les Roches School of Hotel Management in Switzerland. In 2006 she graduated cum laude from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration & Marketing Research. She also completed extensive equine science programs.

Amika’s work experience includes client development and marketing for Les Meridien Hotels in Dubai, U.A.E. and as a horse wrangler for The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort in Solvang, CA.

Hebert’s equestrian experience includes being a horse owner, trainer, and competitor in a multiple of equestrian disciplines including, Western Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, Hunter Over Fences, lower-level Evening (encompassing Dressage, Jumping and Cross Country), English Pleasure, Country English Pleasure, Show Hack, Equitation, Halter and Leisure Trail Riding. She currently owns 11 Arabian and Half-Arabian horses in Arizona and is looking forward to some of them joining her in Virginia.

Hebert is a member of the Arabian Horse Association and the United States Equestrian Federation and was a Pony Club member and a 4-H Horse project member, club president and treasurer. She is a skilled horse trainer and enjoys starting young horses. Hebert also has instructed numerous children in the safety and joys of horsemanship.

Nearly two million people own the 9.2 million horses in the United States, with another two million people involved as equestrian volunteers or engaged in the equestrian lifestyle through family affiliation, according to the American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF). Horseback riding is among the five fastest growing sports in the U.S.

Equestrian Services offers a developer the opportunity to create an equestrian community under a Signature Equestrian Facility brand that is associated with world-renowned equestrian experts. Modeled on successful golf industry branding and management concepts, such as Arnold Palmer or Jack Nicklaus golf course communities, Equestrian Services’ partners, John Lyons (“America’s Most Trusted Horseman”TM) and equestrian Olympians Karen and David O’Connor, offer exclusively the world’s first branded equestrian facilities and amenities to builders and developers seeking to tap into the growing equestrian market.

Equestrian Services’ Lyons and O’Connor Signature Equestrian Facilities are currently being considered in Virginia, California and Florida. The first O’Connor Signature facility in the world will be featured at The Oaks, a 1,220 acre site in Lake City, Florida, and will showcase a cross country course designed by David O'Connor. The Oaks’ facility will open for use in spring 2008.

For more information about Equestrian Services, LLC, its products and services, please visit http://www.equestrianservicesllc.com

About Equestrian Services, LLC:

Founded in 2000, Equestrian Services, LLC, plans, designs and manages equestrian amenities for communities and resorts, worldwide. Setting the standard for equestrian facilities, the company offers the only branding opportunities, under the Karen and David O’Connor and John Lyons names, for builders and developers offering equestrian amenities. Equestrian Services provides comprehensive services from feasibility studies to equestrian facility management. Equestrian Services is headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia. For more information, visit http://www.equestrianservicesllc.com.


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