Riding creates the space in which Allison is happiest and always has been. She truly believes staying connected with that happiness benefits her family life, health, friendships, marriage and career. She loves the whole horse experience. She trailers her own horses, had the chance to handle her two mares for the RPSI Inspection last fall, and she shows her husband’s quarter horse in the local AzQHA schooling shows. The list is never ending and she is always adding to it! Like most equestrians, it’s an addiction that started as a toddler and has not let up.
Allison returned to the show ring in late 2015 after a 25-year hiatus. Since then she has received some accolades from AHJA, HITS Arizona, and USHJA. A high point for her was being featured by Halo Horses as a “Featured Amateur”. Halo makes meaningful contributions to the Arizona equestrian community and to be recognized by them is very meaningful.
When Allison thinks of horses and riding, she sees friendships with barn rats at Crossroads Farm, hilarious adventures to show the quarter horse in a breed show halter class, her husband and the barn dads sneaking off to watch college football and drink beer in the RV during the fall shows, a crazy eight-hour drive back from LAX with the excitement of her new import in the trailer and her dog in the passenger seat. She sees a funny text pop up on my phone from a barn friend in the middle of the work week when it's most needed, the pumpkin chunkin’ contest during the Tucson fall shows for year-long bragging rights between barns. The whole fabric of her life is more colorful with the horses and horse people in it.
Allison is a Southern California native. She grew up riding in Rancho Palos Verdes and Del Mar and did most of her junior shows on her off the track thoroughbred, Scooter, at Showpark Equestrian Center. Allison took a break from riding to focus on college athletics and academics at UCLA, where she was Captain of the Division 1 soccer team. After college she started her career in technology sales, living in San Francisco. Allison moved to Arizona in 2002 and started riding again, buying and rehabbing three off the track thoroughbreds directly from Turf Paradise, an Arizona thoroughbred race track. Allison and her husband, Bobby, have four very spoiled dogs and have recently grown to a family of four horses. They have a coming 5-year-old KWPN mare by Apiro. They hope this horse will be a star in the hunter ring. Allison and Bobby also have a jumper prospect from Europe, a coming 6-year-old Czech warmblood mare by Calvin Z and a coming 9-year old imported Czech warmblood hunter-in-progress named Rivalry, after the UCLA-USC rivalry where she and her husband attended college, respectively. Finally, they have a “husband horse”, a 5-year-old buckskin AQHA halter futurity winner and barn favorite.
When she's not riding, Allison is working hard to support her riding, as a Regional Vice President at Logicalis. Logicalis is a global hardware, software, professional services and consulting company focused on technology solutions for the education and healthcare verticals. She has overall responsibility for 150 employees in the West and an annual goal of $175m+ in revenue. Allison travels between sales offices in Tempe, Irvine, Portland, Seattle and Houston. She chairs the employee steering committee on Diversity and Inclusion and created the Women’s Employee Resource Group in Tempe.
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