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Bringing the Equestrian Community Together


Stable Connections the Podcast focuses on the things we have in common as individuals, as well as a community.

Our Story

Stable Connections offers a space for personal perspective and creates room for both the speaker and listener to share, learn, and process together. Some of the guests interviewed are professionals within the industry, while others are not.  


At the end of each conversation I’m surprised and humbled by how much can be learned by simply listening and I am reminded that we are all here doing the best we can with the cards we are dealt.


What Makes Stable Connections Different?

Shonna Berk uses her unique background within the horse world to create comfort and connection with each of her guests.  All interviews are in person, offering the opportunity for true connection.  Though all episodes are pre-recorded and edited for listener enjoyment, each episode feels as though you are in the room and part of the conversation.


Episodes are approximately one hour, and the interviewee steers the conversation. The conversations are free-flowing and organic, with just one pre-planned question: “What is something within the community you’d like to see evolve or change, and how can you help with this change if you’re not already?” The question is asked with the intent to create curiosity for the listener and influence positive change within the community.

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latest episodes.


Episode 83: Jessie Garfinkel

Episode 83: Jessie Garfinkel

Jessie Garfinkel talks to us about growing up with a vet and a trainer as parents, some experiences that led her into her path of offering bodywork on horses, and how being a Christian helped with her anxiety.

Episode 82: Sean Willer

Episode 82: Sean Willer

Sean Willer talks to us about his experience having two strokes at the young age of 36, how it’s effected his life and how first Volunteering and now working at Giant Steps therapeutic riding center has changed his life.

Episode 81: Ali Telatnik

Episode 81: Ali Telatnik

Ali Telatnik talks to us about her experience going from assistant trainer to head trainer with some struggles along the way and why she is selflessly shifting her life to move to Nevada.

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Help support Stable Connections the Podcast in it's continued aspirations to create a community feel within the equestrian world. You can support our efforts by becoming a sponsor, or shopping our Stable Connections merch.


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