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Who We Are

Farnam has a rich culture of employing people with a passion for horses. Let’s meet our team and hear about their favorite products.

Alyssa Barngrover

Alyssa began her marketing career at Farnam in 2000 and currently manages the supplements business. She considers herself lucky to combine her passion for horses with her professional career and loves being a part of a company that makes a difference in the lives of horses and their people. Outside the office, Alyssa spends hours on end with her four horses. She is a lifelong dressage enthusiast, having attended the US Dressage Finals twice on her mare Daisy, and a small breeder of Hanoverian foals. She bred and raised Daisy and is continuing her performance career with her daughter Violet, and son Bravo.

Laser Sheen Dazzling Shine & Detangler

Laser Sheen RTU works great as a spray-on detangler and keeps my horses' tails looking full and flowing; however, it also works well to remove static and pull the dust/dirt off coats. I’m never without it for my black mare, Violet.
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Vetrolin White 'N Brite

White ‘N Brite Shampoo is a staple in my groom box for shows and home. I have multiple gray horses which love to be dirty and it even removes stubborn, embedded manure stains with ease. At shows, my mare always gets a double-take from spectators and other competitors with the comment, "Your horse is so white!” It really makes her shine and stand out in the arena. I also use it on my black mare to keep her coat dark and shiny.

Mosquito Halt

Mosquito Halt works wonders on flies, mosquitoes and gnats! It’s so hot in Arizona the flies come out early and stay late, so I need a fly spray that packs a punch and can provide relief for my horses.

Rhonda Dimmick

Rhonda started her career at Farnam in 1984 and has held several positions. Currently, Rhonda is the Tradeshow Manager. She has competed in rodeos since she was 9, and actively does barrel racing and recently began mounted shooting! Apple is her 14-year-old Quarter Horse mare for barrels, and Sparky is a 12-year-old AQHA mare for shooting.

Quietex II

My favorite product is the Quietex II Focusing & Calming Pellets and Paste. My mare, Sparky, gets pretty amped up at a mounted shooting competition with all the music, loudspeakers and shooting going on. I start feeding her Quietex pellets a few days before the event and give her the paste the morning of the shoot to keep her relaxed and less nervous all day. The calmer she runs, the better I can aim!

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Next Level Performance Equine Joint Pellets

Both of my competitive horses get Next Level Performance Equine Joint Pellets daily. They are both aged mares that get ridden and worked a lot. I want to make sure they feel their best on competition day.

Julie Hoefling

Julie started with Farnam in 2018 and is currently the Marketing Manager for the grooming, wound, leather care and deworming businesses. She attended Central Michigan University and majored in Marketing and Advertising. Throughout her career, she’s gained experience in a variety of different industries; however her lifelong love of horses collided with her professional experience when she came to work for Farnam. Julie was born and raised on a farm in Akron, Michigan. She now resides in Cave Creek, Arizona, with her husband, Jerry. Julie shows her horse, Movin the Chains, in the AQHA Western All-Around events under the guidance of her trainers Ryan and Andrea Kail.

Laser Sheen Dazzling Shine & Detangler

If I want to shine and detangle my horse's mane and tail, I instantly grab the Laser Sheen Dazzling Shine & Detangler spray. This product helps minimize hair breakage and delivers dirt-repelling shine that lasts up to seven days. You can use it on the coat, mane or tail and it helps to cut grooming time in half.
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Vetrolin Green Spot Out

Green Spot Out - Vetrolin Green Spot Out is one of my favorite products because it is so much more than a green spot remover. It can be used as a dry shampoo to remove sweat stains, saddle marks or any other spots that might appear on your horse. It dries quickly and brushes out to deliver a high-gloss shine.
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Martha Lefebvre

Martha is the Senior Marketing Manager who brings years of practical experience to the Farnam Marketing Team. When she’s not strategizing or executing the various aspects of the integrated marketing plan, she’s out riding her super talented Reined Cow Horse, Cord.

Vita Plus

Vita Plus Balanced Multi-Vitamin & Mineral Supplement provides essential vitamins and minerals that guarantee my horses get everything they need for peak performance. And that’s peace of mind for me.


What's not to love about Endure Sweat-Resistant Fly Spray for Horses? It’s hard-working and long-lasting. The new continuous spray is so simple and easy to use. I love how it sprays at any angle—even upside down!

Tina Anderson

Tina is our Director of New Product Strategy and Development. A Colorado native, she obtained her PhD from Colorado State in Equine Orthopedics and was on faculty in the Equine Sciences Program for ten years. Upon moving to Texas, Tina worked for the American Paint Horse Association and Purina Animal Nutrition before joining the Farnam team. She brings extensive horse industry experience. Tina is an AQHA and NSBA horse show judge and has judged the All-American Quarter Horse Congress, European Championship Show and several AQHA World Shows. She is also a breeder of American Quarter Horses. When not innovating new products for Farnam, she can be found playing with her mares and babies or following her adult daughter around to horse shows!
Endure Sweat Resistant Fly Spray now available in a continuous spray format

Endure Continuous Spray

I love the Endure Sweat-Resistant Fly Spray because it combines the best of two worlds: great 14-day fly control with sweat resistance in an upside-down 360° sprayer!
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PuriShield Wound Spray

The PuriShield Wound & Skin Care Fast Acting Spray utilizes a breakthrough technology to accelerate healing and protects for up to 24 hours!

Stash Easton

Stash has worked for Farnam since 2016 as the Marketing Manager and now Director of Marketing. Before coming to Farnam, Stash spent 18 years in various positions at Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC. Raised on a horse ranch in Northern California, Stash participates in NCHA and AQHA cutting horse events when time permits. He currently enjoys introducing his three young children to the world of horses and how they can be a partner in horse care for their pony, Checkers.

Endure Sweat Resistant Fly Spray now available in a continuous spray format


Endure Sweat-Resistant Fly Spray—Horses are really sensitive to flies and insects. Endure is my go-to fly control all season long because it keeps my horses comfortable and insect-free up to 14 days, and it doesn’t sweat off!

Horseshoer's Secret Extra Strength

“Horseshoer’s Secret Extra Strength Hoof and Connective Tissue Supplement—The foot has unique nutritional requirements to maintain strength and pliability. Each horse in the barn gets Horseshoer’s Secret Extra Strength added to their ration to help keep them healthy and sound.”

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PuriShield Skin Spray

PuriShield Wound & Skin Fast Acting Spray—PuriShield Wound & Skin Fast Acting Spray is the newest technology in wound care because it cleans and treats for up to 24 hours.

Renee Courtney

Renee has been fortunate to call Farnam her work family since 1997. And those years go by fast when you believe in the products you make, love the company you work for and the people you work with. Renee’s current children include Bug, a 9-year-old Cocker Spaniel, Zoey, a 9-year-old Terrier and the baby of the family, a 3 year-old Golden named Daisy.

Dual Defense

We are an active family who currently has no horses. However, we have Dual Defense Insect Repellent on our patio, in our camper, in our garage—basically, anywhere we are outside. It's the best bug defense out there!
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PuriShield Wound Spray

PuriShield Wound & Skin Fast Acting Spray is the miracle worker for healing all sorts of scrapes and cuts. It's sold in the horse area of stores but is also labeled for dogs. Our dogs get all kinds of scrapes or skin irritations. Thank goodness for PuriShield; the sores heal up quickly. No household should be without this or the Dual Defense Insect Repellent!

Dawn Kuykendall

Dawn has two wonderful sons, three beautiful granddaughters, one dog, SuzyQ and six grandfurbabies. Dawn has worked for Farnam for over 30 years. Each day has been different, challenging and an adventure.

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Vetrolin Bath

Vetrolin Bath Ultra-Hydrating Condition Shampoo cleans my dog’s coat and soothes her skin and I like the smell.

Dual Defense

Dual Defense does not irritate my skin or my dog’s skin, and it works.

Nancy Malloy

Although Nancy does not own any animals currently, she does love all kinds of animals. Nancy was raised on a farm with many dogs and cats, and she had her own horse. As a youngster, Nancy was active in 4-H with a focus on sheep. Nancy has been employed by Farnam for 35 years and loves the team she works with. Nancy has been involved in many areas of Farnam and is currently the Farnam Headquarters Facility Manager.
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PuriShield Wound Spray

PuriShield Wound & Skin Fast Acting Spray—I have used it for many different needs. It works great, and it amazes me how quickly it can heal wounds.
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Leather New Deep Conditioner & Restorer

Leather New Deep Conditioner & Restorer—I actually use this on some products things my home; it keeps them soft and clean.

Kristen Magnuson

Kristen has been leading the finance effort at Farnam since 2005 and is currently Director of Finance for Central Life Sciences. She owns three cats. Although she is not a horse owner, she loves working with such a passionate and knowledgeable team.
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PuriShield Wound Spray

PuriShield Wound & Skin Fast Acting Spray—Safe and effective wound care for horses, livestock, dogs and cats.

Dual Defense

Dual Defense Insect Repellent—I use this on myself whenever there may be flies or mosquitos around

Sherri Pike

Sherri is the Project Coordinator for our Research and Development team and has worked at Farnam for over 23 years, providing product education to our customers. Outside the office, she loves spending time with her animals: Gunsmoke (her horse), Marley and Saige (her dogs) and Symone (her cat). She has also owned goats, chickens, cows, hamsters, fish and even ferrets.
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Next Level Performance

Next Level Performance Equine Joint Pellets—The results have been amazing for my senior retired cutting horse!

Laser Sheen Dazzling Shine & Detangler

Laser Sheen Volume-Enhancing Detangler—I love this product! It keeps manes and tails so soft and manageable.

Kevin Tompkins

Kevin is the General Manager of Central Garden & Pet’s equine business unit and has been with Central since 2017. Before joining Central, Kevin worked in various finance, sales and marketing roles for other great consumer products companies including Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Schering Plough, Spectrum Brands and Red Bull. Kevin and his wife, Quinn,  have lived in the Valley of the Sun for almost 10 years and have a 10-year-old son, Logan, a 9-year-old daughter, Dylan, and two golden doodles, Lucky and Duke, that the whole family loves to spoil.

Dual Defense

The Dual Defense Insect Repellent is our favorite insect repellent.

Just One Bite II Bar

Just One Bite II Bar does a great job keeping roof and citrus rats away from our property.

Georgia Smith

Georgia started her career at Farnam in 2021 as a Marketing and Innovation Specialist. Georgia is an Arizona native who has spent some time in Texas while attending Baylor University. While at Baylor, she was a member of the NCEA Equestrian Team. Georgia grew up around horses and found her passion in the Reined Cow Horse discipline. Georgia’s horses, Matt and Bee, are no strangers to Farnam products. You can always find the Slick ‘N Easy grooming block and Vetrolin Liniment in her tack room, not only keeping them looking good but also feeling good. Georgia’s goal at Farnam is to make sure every horse feels and looks their best whether in the show pen, retired in the pasture or spending time on the trails.

Slick 'N Easy

Slick ‘N Easy Horse Grooming BlockThis really works to help a horse shed their winter hair coat.

Vetrolin Liniment

Vetrolin LinimentOur horses work hard, and this helps keep them from getting stiff and sore. Great for backs and lower legs after exercise.