Skip to content

Hansil Joins Saddle Horse Report

We are proud to announce that Katherine Hansil has joined the Report’s staff as an advertising and editorial representative. Hansil, who resides in Atlanta, has extensive experience in the industry as both an exhibitor and a sales representative. She brings a wealth of knowledge to Saddle Horse Report.

“We are so excited to have Katherine join our team,” said Publisher Christy Howard Parsons. “Her knowledge and professionalism make her an important addition to our staff, and she has a terrific, energetic personality that is uplifting to everyone around her. I think this team will bring a superior level of service to our customers.”

Hansil has been showing since she was merely five-years-old, to no surprise since both her mother and brother train horses. Her mother, Margaret Gardiner, has a 50-acre facility in Virginia and has worked with horses her entire life. Her brother, Robert Gardiner of MBA Equestrians, has become one of the most recognized young trainers to date.

After growing up in the industry, Hansil attended college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She then worked for about eight years in transportation sales before spending about four years at The National Horsemen as an advertising representative.

She is especially drawn to horse shows in the Southeast and will be covering a significant amount of shows in that area for Saddle Horse Report.

“I love the Southeast,” she said. “I think from the tip of Florida to the top of West Virginia and Virginia we have some of the best show horses out there and people dedicated to improving our sport."

In addition to covering horse shows, Hansil looks forward to showing her own horses in 2005, including her gaited pleasure horse Make It Magic. She also has two young horses whom she has raised herself including her five-year-old Any Given Sunday and her three-year-old A Dream In Color.

“It is nice to look to the future with these two prospects, however, I am really looking forward to Anna [daughter], who is almost five, becoming a third generation,” she said.

She and her husband, Mark, both look forward to Anna showing in academy this year. With horses being a family affair, Hansil’s career choice couldn’t be more fitting. She loves meeting new people, making new friends and building customer relationships. She also enjoys coming up with creative ideas and seeing that customers are satisfied with the final product.

Hansil joins Saddle Horse Report’s staff which includes Bob Funkhouser, Leeann Mione, Diana Davidson and Sara Fawk, who is also new to this year’s exceptional team.

More Stories

  • A Memorable First Trip To Oklahoma

    Taylor Ladd arrived in Oklahoma to compete for the first time this year, but she had the success of a seasoned veteran. The walk-trot rider left the fairgrounds with two World Championships, one Reserve World Championship, and three Grand National titles under the direction of Taylor River Farm. Read More
  • Highlights from Morgan Grand National

    Enjoy the victory passes and interviews from Oklahoma City on ReporTV! Read More
  • REPORT Leaderboard MGN FINAL

    It's official! The REPORT Leaderboard for the 2017 Morgan Grand National and World Championship Horse Show is final. Wow!  All the hard work all year really paid off! Congratulations to all the winners - blue ribbon and otherwise!


    Read More
  • Interview at Sterling Training Center

    In the interview that follows, trainer Katie Mair and owners Mary and Natalie Golota share their thoughts following Katie's win with As Predicted GCH at the Morgan Grand National.  Read More
  • Interview at Cater Stables

    In the interview that follows, trainer Kristen Cater and proud owner Lila Tater share their thoughts following Kristen's victory in Hunter Pleasure with Epona's Mo'O Lio GCH at Morgan Grand National.  Read More
  • Interview at Fire Stables Equestrian

    In the interview that follows, Elaine Galatz, Hannah McBain, Phil Fountain and Julianne Rafferty of Fire Stables Equestrian share their thoughts following a successful Morgan Grand National. Read More
  • REPORT Leaderboard MGN Thru Friday

    With only Saturday's finale performances to go, here's how the blue ribbon counts go in the REPORT Leaderboard through end of day Friday, October 13. Read More
  • A Family Bond

    The Youth of the Year contest tests the skills of young equestrian each year at the Morgan Grand National. Selina Cloutier had the honor of winning this prestigious competition in 1998, and this year, her daughter Clea is competing for the same title. Read More
  • Another Record Breaking Performance

    Morgan Grand National fans were treated to a history making performance on Thursday afternoon as Arcadia, Oklahoma resident Chloe Farischon became the first junior exhibitor to win the World Champion Four-Year-Old English Pleasure title. Read More
  • REPORT Leaderboard MGN Thru Thursday

    It's coming down to the wire and the competition is so close. Check out the REPORT Leaderboard standings as of Thursday, October 12. Read More