Executive Board

Our Executive Board is a group of students and community members who oversee the Hoofer Riding Club. This dedicated group of volunteers meets every first and third Wednesday of the month at Memorial Union. Meetings are open to the public!

Any Hoofer Riding Club member can join our Executive Board. Positions require various levels of commitment, and they can be a great way for even new members to become more involved.


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Natalie Sander

Hi! I'm Natalie, a senior from Mazomanie, WI studying agricultural business management. I have been riding and showing for 13 years! Most of my experience is with Morgan horses showing western, hunt seat, and saddleseat pleasure & equitation, but recently I have been trying my hand at dressage with HRC lessons. I am super excited to take on the role of the presidency and hope to continue improving the club for its members!

Get in touch with me at ridingpresident@hoofers.org.

Vice President of Internal Affairs

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Kayleigh Westmore

Hi! I'm a senior from Ottawa, WI double majoring in Psychology and Social Welfare. I've been riding since I was a little girl and have shown hunter/jumper even before joining the Equestrian Team in Spring 2022. As our VP Internal Affairs I coordinate events for the club to go to as a group! I also make sure that Hoofer Riding and the Equestrian Team have things to do together to keep everyone intermingled since Hoofer Riding is the team's parent org.

You can get in touch with me with questions or ideas for events at vp@hooferriding.org!

Vice President of Finance

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Julia Carpentier

Heya! My name is Julia Carpentier and I'm a sophomore studying Animal Science. I'm from Flanders, New Jersey where I worked as a trail guide up north for a couple of years. My position covers information regarding the finances of the club, including keeping track of and maintaining all financial records.

You can reach me at vpfinance@hooferriding.org.

Vice President - Administration

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Hannah Wahl

Hi! My name is Hannah, and I'm a junior majoring in Communication Sciences & Disorders with a certificate in Disability Rights & Services. I am from Dallas, TX, and have been horseback riding since I was nine after begging my parents for a horse for years. I never got a horse, but loved taking weekly lessons. In high school I started getting involved with Equest, a therapeutic riding facility, and helped other people experience the joys of horseback riding. As VP Admin, I take notes during executive meetings and help make decisions about the club.

You can reach me at vpadmin@hooferriding.org.

Marketing Coordinator

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Hailey Stiles

Hello! I am a junior here at UW-Madison and am majoring in Journalism on the Strategic Communications track. My lifelong passion for horses and riding made joining the Hoofer Riding Club as a freshman an easy decision. As the Marketing Coordinator, I promote events and create promotional materials for HRC.

You can get in touch with me at marketing@hooferriding.org.

Fundraising Coordinator

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If you or someone you know would be a good fit for fundraising chair, reach out to our president Natalie at ridingpresident@hoofers.org.

Or, if you or someone you know would like to sponsor the Hoofer Riding Club or if you have a fundraising idea for us, let us know at fundraising@hooferriding.org.

Show and Clinic Coordinator

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Re'gan Armstrong

My name is Re'gan Armstrong and I am a junior majoring in Consumer Science and Marketplace Studies along with certificates in Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy. As the show and clinic coordinator I am responsible for a scheduling and planning shows and clinics throughout the year, and collaborate with the Marketing Chair to help advertise these events. I have been riding since I was 9 and grew up participating in 4H.

If you have an idea for a clinic or are a trainer who would like to host one through the Hoofer Riding Club, please reach out to me at showsandclinics@hooferriding.org!

(This is traditionally a two-person position; reach out to President Natalie Sander at ridingpresident@hoofers.org with questions or interest in working with Re'gan!)

Lesson Coordinator

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Chloe Roberts

I am a first year Master's student from Columbus, WI getting a double degree in International Public Affairs and Urban & Regional Planning. I have been riding for 18 years, and have been part of Hoofers since my freshman year of undergrad. As the lesson coordinator, I organize the club's lesson program! Get in touch with me at lessons@hooferriding.org.

Community Outreach Coordinator

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Bree Ward-Debauche

Hi, I'm Bree! I'm a freshman from Madison studying Animal Science and French. As the Community Outreach Coordinator, I seek out opportunities within the community for the club to make connections and have fun. I've been riding for 12 years, and I began showing in the hunter/jumper world 4 years ago. While I love both, the jumper division is definitely my favorite!

If there's an event you'd like to see or you are looking to work with the Hoofer Riding Club, please email me at outreach@hooferriding.org.


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Kat Baker

Hi! I'm a senior from Sheboygan, WI double majoring in Life Sciences Communication and Social Welfare, with certificates in Disability Rights & Services and Public Policy. I've been riding for almost 14 years--ever since I fell in love with it at a summer camp--and horses are such a huge part of my life. Currently I ride on the Wisconsin Equestrian Team and teach riding at a summer camp.

As Webmaster, I keep our website and Instagram up to date with events and club updates. If you have any photos of club events, please feel free to email me at webmaster@hooferriding.org

Hoofers Ambassador Liaison

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Dante Munn

Hi! I'm a junior from Chapel Hill, NC studying Dairy Science and Life Sciences Communication. I've been riding for about two years and joined the Equestrian Team in the fall of 2021.

Team Representatives

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Team President | Mara Bunderson

Hello, I'm a junior from Sun Prairie, WI. I'm majoring in accounting with a certificate in Spanish and this year I'll be team president. I started riding about a year and a half ago when I joined the team, and it's been the absolute highlight of college for me. As the team president, I'm in charge of handling team business. If you or anyone you know is interested in trying out, don't hesitate to contact me! You can either reach out to the team's Instagram @badgerequestrian, or get in contact with our captain, Grace, and myself at wisceq@hooferriding.org

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Team Captain | Grace Sandretti

I'm a junior from Washington, DC and am at UW-Madison to study International Studies, specifically global security; and Political Science. As captain of the team, I am responsible for the well-being of each rider. It is my job to keep accountability of the team and support the riders and horses in any and every way that I can, outside or inside the ring.

I have been riding for as long as I can remember, and I've always had a deep love for horses. I believe that every moment that we have with horses, in and out of the saddle, is a blessing. Horses heal and I love sharing my love of this sport with others!

If you have any questions about the team or tryouts, you can reach Mara and myself by emailing wisceq@hooferriding.org!

Team Coach

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Andi Bill

Advises club leaders and works in conjunction to manage club programming, as well as coaches the equestrian team for IHSA.

Andi has been riding since she was born, competing at Pony Finals every year from 1986 to 1995, and showing in the 3'6" equitation through her remaining years as a junior. She attended Mount Holyoke College and competed on their IHSA team, serving as captain her junior and senior years. It was at Mount Holyoke that Andi discovered that she enjoys teaching as much as she enjoys riding! Andi now owns Sugar Creek Stables LLC, teaching both hunt seat and dressage lessons.

Volunteer Assistant Team Coach


Abby Douglas

Abby Douglas has been riding since she was eight years old, and was initially trained in the Western discipline. She came to UW-Madison for college and joined the Hoofer Riding Club. Here she learned to ride English and has been jumping for the past six years. She believes there are many similarities between the two disciplines and uses her knowledge of both to become a strong rider and instructor.