Katie Cook is an avid equestrian, competing on the A circuit in the amateur hunters and equitation. She lives in Newport Beach with her husband and two young children, and can be found at the horse shows in Southern California. After a career in financial services, Cook now feels that working for Equitex is the perfect job for her, as she can combine a life-long love of horses with her passion for style. “Helping clients create a brand, watching their vision come to life and seeing their equestrian businesses grow as a result of the work we’ve done together, is the most rewarding part of this job” she says. Cook holds a Bachelor’s Degree from UC Irvine, and has won numerous national awards for riding, including 2013 National Reserve Champion for the World Champion Hunter Rider program.
Cynthia Bradshaw Krantz
Founded by Cynthia in 1985 Equitex was acquired in 2011 by Lixit Products. Cynthia continues to be an integral part of the designs that put Equitex on the map as an outstanding and innovative company.
Kerry’s involvement with horses began at very young age. Starting at the schooling show level and moving all the way up to working with FEI horses and everything in-between. She transitioned from the barn to equine sales both retail and wholesale and his been involved in running a large tack store in Ontario, as well as a pop-up store at Spruce Meadows. Now living in Ontario with her family she now spends her time helping clients design custom blankets and tack room set-up.
Jessica Filiatrault is a hunter/jumper professional located in beautiful Metamora, MI. After earning a business degree at Oakland University, Jessica traveled the country working for top show barns on the east coast and Texas. She now operates Matador Farm in her hometown of Metamora and takes clients to various local and AA shows. A big part of her business is developing young horses at home for top-level competition. She is excited to be a part of the Equitex team since it is a company that shares the same dedication to quality service
Northeast & Florida
A third generation rider in her family, she first fell in love with horses when she would visit her grandparent’s farm in New Jersey as a kid. Growing up in Malvern, Pennsylvania, just minutes from Devon Horse Show, further encouraged her love for horses and led her to begin pursuing the sport at only three years old. A dedicated equestrian throughout her childhood and adolescent years, Margot trained with several top professionals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and shared many successes in the show ring with her horses during that time. Margot currently shows her two horses in the 3’3” Amateur Owners with Redfield Farms. Margot is excited to bring a life long love of horses and design together as she joins the team at Equitex. She can be found showing at working at a variety of shows in the Northeast and In Florida during the winter months. She is extremely excited to work with her clients and help bring their vision for the face of their business at the show to life!
Norah Ross brings over 40 years of experience to coaching and training hunters and jumpers to the Equitex team. Her riders have competed all over North America with championships at top shows including Thunderbird Show Park BC., Spruce Meadow -AB, Thermal and The Oaks- Ca., and the East coast- Indoor Circuit. Career highlights among other prestigious awards include “Grand Hunter Champion at the National Horse Show in Syracuse New York. 2012 brought honors of BC H/J A “Coach of the Year.” 2019 was topped off with VIHJA “ Coach of the Year”
She lives in Duncan BC Canada, and can be seen coaching at horse shows on Vancouver Is. and the Pacific Northwest.
Norah is also a Sr. EC Steward and holds her Hunter and Equitation Provincial judges card.
In her spare time Norah is busy showing her Corgi, Lucy.