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Meet our Staff

Meet Tasha! She is a 23 year old college graduate and is saving up to live in Colombia, South America for a year. She has been a trail guide for 3 years and loves nothing more than meeting new people and spending  time outside with the horses.

Say hello to Katie! Katie is currently a student at the University of Georgia and has been riding horses her entire life. She has been a part-time trail guide for 3 years and loves her job!

Meet the owner, Magan Wood! Born and raised in  Blue Ridge, she has been riding horses since before she can remember. Magan has four beautiful children that share her love for these gorgeous animals as well. Her family started a very well-known and upstanding trail riding business in the area that she worked at and with since she was 15 years old. As time passed, she decided to open her own barn and with the help of an incredible group of ladies, that is exactly what she is doing! Since opening Cowgirl Up Stables, she has added a few male staff members to the crew, which has added the perfect amount of balance for staff and customers alike. 
Laura DeGear & Cody Reeves: one of our couple teams that can do it all! Both Laura and Cody are excellent trail guides that work on our weekend staff team. 
Eleanor & Ezera French: another of our couple teams that guide, manage and take great care of our riders! 
Alexis Pope: Alexis is a UGA graduate who worked with us throughout her undergraduate degree. She is a part-time trail guide.
Mark Gregory: Mark is a full-time weekday guide. His background in training and breaking horses has helped us tremendously as well as helped him communicate with our riders effectively.
Ezzy French Jr.: Ezzy is the backbone of our barn hand staff. He feeds, hays, cleans stalls, helps saddle, works green/new horses, etc. We couldn't operate without him!
Adam Walker: Adam is the other half of the 3rd couple team as Magan's significant other. He guides, hauls horses, gets feed and hay, saddles and just basically fills in any blank that we may have. 
Amanda Tallent: Mandy is part of our barn hand staff. She is a lively, friendly face that always greets the riders, horses and fellow coworkers with a big smile.