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Barn Banter – Episode 9 from title sponsor Straight Arrow Products

Welcome to Barn Banter, the official podcast of Horse Illustrated. In Barn Banter episode 9, hosts Susan Friedland and Raquel Lynn chat with Stephanie Macejko, Vice President of Marketing and Product Development at Breyer about BreyerFest. Then, they catch up with Amanda Geci, the vice president of the International Chincoteague Pony Association and a longtime pony enthusiast. Finally, we take a closer look at Miss Madeline, July’s Adoptable Horse of the Month.

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Listen now to meet Stephanie and Amanda. Plus, hear about our ASPCA Right Horse adoptable horse of the month, Miss Madeline, offered by Days End Farm Horse Rescue.

Title Sponsor: Straight Arrow Family of Brands

Stephanie Macejko, VP of Marketing and Product Development at Breyer

Stephanie Macejko of Breyer, Barn Banter episode 9 guest

Officially, Stephanie Macejko is the Vice President of Marketing and Product Development at Breyer. But she’s also known as Breyer’s Chief Equine Officer! From earliest memory, Stephanie has known a love for horses that steered her personal and professional life. For over 25 years, Stephanie’s equestrian knowledge and passion for marketing have been assets to Breyer’s evolution, commitment to quality, and dedication to inspiring the next generation of horse lovers.

Amanda Geci, VP of the International Chincoteague Pony Association

Amanda Geci of ICPAR, Barn Banter episode 9 guest

Amanda Geci is longtime Chincoteague Pony enthusiast and researcher. She is the vice president of the International Chincoteague Pony Association and Registry, manages the Chincoteague Pony Pedigree Database, is the author of The Colorful Chincoteague book and website, and co-manages Misty of Chincoteague’s website, Misty’s Heaven. She owns a Chincoteague Pony mare Misty’s Hurricane Izzy and Quarter Horse mare Dixie.

Featured Adoptable Horse

Photo courtesy Days End Farm Horse Rescue

At the end of episode 9 of Barn Banter, we talk to Sara Strauss, the head trainer from Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Woodbine, Md. This month’s ASPCA Right Horse adoptable horse of the month is Miss Madeline, a 16-year-old Warmblood mare available for adoption.

Looking for a non-riding companion home, Madeline gets along well with both mares and geldings. She is currently on 12-hour turnout with an older OTTB mare who she cares for dearly. Madeline behaves well in a stall, but enjoys her outside time just as much. Madeline loves grooming time and is always down for a good ear scratch. This sweet girl would love a quiet home to retire and enjoy the good life.

Learn more about Madeline here.

Title Sponsor of Barn Banter

We want to thank our Title Sponsor, the Straight Arrow Family of Brands, makers of Mane ‘n Tail, Cowboy Magic & Exhibitor’s, with over 100 years of grooming excellence. For more information about your favorite products, visit and find Straight Arrow Products at a tack shop near you!

In addition to Barn Banter episode 9, you check out all previous episodes of Horse Illustrated’s podcasts.

Horse Illustrated

Horse Illustrated is the magazine for people who are passionate about horses. Each issue offers advice on horse health and care, plus user-friendly training tips for both English and western riders and engaging lifestyle features for horse lovers.

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