Meet The Staff

  • President, 2010 - Present

    John is owner and manager of Speedhorse magazine. The purchase of Speedhorse in 2010 led to his return to Quarter Horse racing, prior to which time for the past 25 years his concentration was primarily in the cattle and ranch horse industry. Under John’s direction, Speedhorse has implemented the Paint and Appaloosa Triple Crown and High Point Champion Award, as well as the Sam Thompson Memorial Jockey Award.

  • Consulting Editor, 1997 - Present

    Bachelor of Business Administration, with Distinction, University of Oklahoma. Gloria arrived at Speedhorse with a well-grounded combination of hands-on business and horse knowledge. She previously worked as a stockbroker, and received the National Pen Women's Award. She has been involved in racing and showing horses for many years and has been an integral member of the Speedhorse team for the past 18-years.

  • Editor, 2015 - Present

    Emily Blankenship was born and raised in Southern California where she was introduced to the horse racing industry when she was hired as a trainer's assistant at Los Alamitos Racecourse in 2013. Emily relocated to Oklahoma with her family and joined the Speedhorse team in July of 2015. She has immersed herself in the varied aspects of the publishing industry, and has become a vital member of our group.

  • Sales Representative, 2018 - Present

    Born and raised in Quebec, Canada, Myriam Maynard earned her Degree in Digital Design and worked in some of Montreal’s finest marketing agencies. Horses always held a special place in her heart, and she came to the U.S. to pursue her dream of finding a place in the horse industry. From working as an assistant cutting trainer to breeding farm office manager, she soon became immersed in the horse industry. Myriam came to Speedhorse in 2018 and has quickly made herself an integral part of the team. In her spare time, Myriam enjoys spending time tooling leather and riding good horses.

  • Creative Director/Senior Graphic Designer, July 2018 - Present

    Jana brings to Speedhorse more than 23 years of experience and a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from the University of Central Oklahoma. Her previous experience ranges from newspaper advertising, advertising agency, and over 13 years as a graphic designer/editorial coordinator for the NRHA Reiner magazine and Senior Manager of Creative & Design in the marketing department for NRHA, where her work earned several American Horse Publications awards. Jana received her first horse when she was five, and she went on to have a successful all-around horse show career while growing up. She enjoys photography and especially enjoys catching horses' athletic movements with her camera. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Jana enjoys spending her free time with her family and animals.

  • Production Manager/Graphic Designer, September 2018 - Present

    After earning an Associate Degree in graphic communications from Modesto Junior College, Sherry Vanderstine worked at a monthly newspaper in Discovery Bay, California. Sherry held many positions during her 11 years there, from production manager to art director. Sherry then owned and operated a graphic design studio in Missouri before moving to Oklahoma and joining Speedhorse in 2018. In her spare time, she enjoys refinishing and up-cycling old furniture, painting, and reading.

  • Accounting/Subscriptions, 2019-Present

    In May 2019, Heather and her family relocated to Oklahoma where Heather would immediately join the Speedhorse team. With more than a decade of corporate bookkeeping experience, Heather brings to Speedhorse a plethora of vital accounting, bookkeeping and problem-solving skills.

  • Sales Representative, 2019 - Present

    Serafina was born and raised in New York. She has been involved with horses from a very early age. She has a Bachelors of Science in Equine Science and Management from the State University of New York at Morrisville. This is where Serafina became heavily involved in the performance horse industry. After graduation Serafina worked at multiple reining horse facilities in North Carolina and California and went on to accept a position at State University of New York at Morrisville as an Instructional Support Assistant in the Western portion of the Equine Program. We were fortunate to welcome Serafina to our sales team in November of 2019. She is a carded NRHA judge, who in her free time enjoys attending horse shows, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

  • Sales Representative, 2019 - Present

    Justina is from Blanchard, Oklahoma. She is a mother to 7, a grandmother to 1 (soon to be 2) and wife to her wonderful husband. Her passion for horses and racing began as a child when her father took her to Remington Park every year to watch the horses run. Justina has worked in the Veterinarian & medical field for over 13 years, and she has also been in sale for over 5 years. In her free time, Justina enjoys a variety of equine disciplines, including Ranch Sorting, Team Penning, and Barrel Racing. Justina joined Speedhorse in November of 2019, and she has quickly become a great asset to the team.

  • Online Advertising Sales, 2010 - Present

    Dolli is a true animal lover, and her extensive sales experience makes her a perfect match for Speedhorse. She has a Bachelors Degree in Advertising from the University of Oklahoma.  She worked for The Metro Downtowner Newspaper in Oklahoma City as Advertising Director for 29 years. Dolli is now Senior Sales Director for Speedhorse.

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