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Janine grew up loving ponies. Coming from a non-horsey family her parents would often find her sitting on the fence posts with carrots trying to coax the neighbours ponies over so she could climb on-board. She was often found at the local A&P shows trying to pull herself onto random ponies tied to horse floats.
"I was fortunate enough to be able to do plenty of jobs around the farm to save enough pocket money for my first serious competition pony, Jefferson. He was fairly green so we learnt a lot together. He turned out to be super allrounder but our favourite discipline was eventing. I have 3 gorgeous horses now, Mickey (16yr), Capone (5yr), and Ralph (4yr). Mickey is our superstar and my daughter Eloise is aiming to qualify him in show-hunter for HOY. The younger boys are OTT so we are taking them slowly.
I was already using Hekeao Hemp Co. feeds and loving the results when I was offered the exciting opportunity to become part of the team. I am passionate about equine nutrition and bring forward many years experience from working with international feed and equine health companies."
Born and raised near Boston, Massachusetts in the USA, Emily has been riding horses ever since she can remember and took pride in growing up as a 'barn rat' - obsessed with horses and spent hours on end at the stables.
She started off riding in the hunter jumper world and spent summers in Wyoming on a 70-odd horse ranch working with young horses and learning about the western world. Growing up, she fell in love with an Appendix horse (QHxTB) named Lark who she jumped with no gear, and a trick horse named Noir.
Emily moved over to New Zealand at the age of 17 and studied Marketing Management and Veterinary Nursing, and has developed passions for eventing and barrel racing. Emily's role with Hekeao Hemp Co. is benefited by her experience working in the Animal Health industry, sales and business experience and interest in equine nutrition. "I currently have four horses: two Quarter Horses, one Thoroughbred and one Paint Crossbred. My horses are my life and I am proud to be a founding member of this company."
Josh is one of the founders of Hekeao Hemp Co.
A farmer through and though, many of the ingredients for the company's recipes are grown on his farm. Josh had a vision of taking home-grown produce from 'field to feed bowl'. Incorporating hemp into the mix ticked all the boxes and the rest is history.
Prior to farming, Josh spent all of his 20's flying helicopters both in New Zealand and in Australia.