Noni VanSon Resume

Noni VanSon Resume


Summary: Extensive experience in the horse industry in a number of specific fields, including breeding and foaling, training, managing, and sports injury. Passion for horses, excellence, and continuous learning.     


Certified Equine Sports Massage (CSMT)

 Certified Equine Rehabilitation (CERA) 

Certified Equine Structural Balancing (BEST)

English Saddle Fitting

Western Saddle Fitting

 Developing and execution of treatment plans Coordinating veterinarians, farriers, and equine dentists (i.e. Case management for equines) 

Management/Prioritizing/Problem Solving/Decision Making 




Customer service  

 Communication with professionals and nonprofessionals 

Training and conditioning


  • Developed and manned information booths about equine sports massage at equine events
  • Developed and presented multiple presentations, workshops, and clinics
  •  Created website:  
  • Participated in a panel discussion and presentations on maintaining sport horses 
  • Developed a complete business and marketing plan for equine rehabilitation facility project  
  • Planned and carried out stable management workshops for clientele of Chelsea Equestrian Center
  • Coordinated the logistics of putting on horse shows
  • Collaborated with multiple veterinarians in rehabilitating numerous horses with injuries
  • Assisted trainers, owners, and veterinarians with treatment and training protocols for horses who were difficult to keep sound
  • Managed horses at the largest and busiest equine equestrian center in the country.
  • Kept older and problematic school horses sound and useful.
  • Maintained 95% conception rate for stallion, Audited, at Rainbow Chasing Farm
  • Foaled 23 mares successfully without veterinary assistance in a single 6-week period

Work Experience 

Small Business Owner – The Right Touch, 301 County Route 27, Ancram, 12502 NY, 845-304-0579


Barn Manager – Sky Blue Farm, 123 Fraleigh Hill Rd., Millbrook, NY, 12545;         


 Farm Manager – Cricket Hill Farm, 115 Snyder Rd., Ancramdale, NY, 12501     


Barn Manager – Chelsea Equestrian Center,  Pier 63, 23 & West Sts., NYC, NY 10011    1998-2000   

Owner/Manager – Rainbow Chasing Farm, 21860 Bethel Rd., Franklin, Va.  23851   


Assistant Trainer—Hollyknoll Farm, 30330 Holly Run Rd., Franklin, Va. 23851    


 Fulltime Mother—Raising 3 children, Aaron, Nathan, and Hillarie     


Assistant Manager—Tara Farm, 715 Newton Rd., Raleigh,  NC 27615     


  Assistant Trainer—Eatman Thoroughbred Farm, Raleigh,  NC. 27612   


Exercise Rider--Dave Kelly/ Doolely Adams, Southern Pines, NC  28387



English and Western Saddle Fitting, Joyce Harman Saddle Fitting Resource Center, Dr. Joyce Harman, Harmany Equine Clinic, Flint Hill, Va. April, 2017   

 Certified Best Equine Structural Therapy, Equine~Do, Dino Fretterd, Norco, California,   Level 1, May, 2014 and Level 2, May, 2015    

BSHS/M, University of Phoenix, graduated October, 2011, 3.97 GPA  

 Certified Equine Rehabilitation Assistant (CERA), Animal Rehab Institute, Loxahatchee, Fl., September, 2011.   

Certified Equine Sports Massage (ESMT), by Equissage, Mary Schreiber, Round Hill, Va., March, 2004   

Animal Science Department, North Caroline State University, Raleigh NC 27695, 



Paul Mountain, DVM, 845-876-7085  Rhinebeck Equine, 26 Loosee Ln., Rhinebeck, NY 12572   

 Megan Drury, 917-443-6294  P.O. Box 1195, Millbrook, NY 12545    

Carol Vischer, DVM, 518-583-9976, Northeast Performance Equine, Saratoga Springs, NY  12866