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About Foxden Equine

Foxden Equine was founded in 1996 by Melyni Worth, PhD, PAS to produce equine nutrition and health products. The staff at Foxden Equine have over 100 combined years of horse management and competition experience. Each of us proudly and confidently uses Foxden Equine products for our animals, and believes they truly make a difference.

At Foxden Equine we are dedicated to research, development and marketing of high-quality supplements that benefit the health and well-being of horses. Because of our love of horses, and our belief in the benefits of Foxden Equine products, every employee is committed to customer service and consumer education to provide the best results possible for you and your horse.

Foxden Equine is an audited member of the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) and certified to display the NASC Seal of Quality. This means that we take care to test our products to ensure quality and purity, and we hold ourselves to a higher set of standards.

We are always happy to hear from our customers, so feel free to call us at 540-337-5450 or via email with any comments, suggestions or questions.  

Foxden Team

Melyni Worth, PhD, PAS - President and Director of Research & Development

Melyni Worth riding a horseOriginally from Great Britain, by way of Kenya, Dr. Worth has a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Biochemistry from Newcastle University, received a Masters in Equine Nutrition from University College of Wales (Aberystwyth) and a Ph.D. in Equine Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from Virginia Tech.

Melyni founded Foxden Equine in 1996 and has written articles in publications including Dressage Today, Holistic Horse, and Virginia Horse Journal. Her book, The Horse Nutrition Handbook, is a staff favorite at the USPC Bookstore, and has been used in Equine nutrition courses across the country.

Melyni holds a British Horse Society Assistant Instructors certification (BHSAI), and an International Trainers License (II) from the European Union, and has trained horses and taught riders for 28 years. She has taught riding and horse management programs at college level as well as being a lifetime rider and competitor. She breeds Knabstrupper sport horses at her farm in Staunton, Virginia.

In addition to her responsibilities at Foxden Equine, Melyni works as a consultant and writer in equine nutrition and exercise physiology.

To contact Melyni directly please email melyni@foxdenequine.com

 

 

 

                                Meg Jones - Office Manager and Bookkeeper

 Meg Jones Stood next to horse with rosetteOriginally from Springfield, IL, Meg moved to Virginia at twelve and grew up riding pony hunters. She has a Bachelors degree in Animal Science from Virginia Tech, where she and Melyni first met and were roommates. Meg spent 12 years in the banking world before joining Foxden Equine full-time in 2000 as the office manager and bookkeeper.

She is an avid rider and competitor and has a homebred Warmblood gelding named Time to Shine, who she competes in the Hunters.

To contact Meg directly please email meg@foxdenequine.com

Jacob Arbaugh - Marketing & Public Relations Manager

Growing up in the Shenandoah Valley,  Jacob is a native of Staunton, VA. Jacob attended Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Media Arts, focusing in Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations; with a minor in Equine Studies.

During his time at Bethany Jacob rode on the IHSA Hunt Seat team where he was co-captain his first two years, and then went on to become captain his junior and senior year. These days Jacob can be found foxhunting all across the Shenandoah Valley. 

To contact Jacob directly please email jacob@foxdenequine.com

 

Sophia Martina - Quality Control Manager

Originally  born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sophia moved to Virginia at the age of six. Her passion and love for horses began at an early age. Sophia attended Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia. She graduated in 2015 earning her bachelor's degree in Biology. Working at Foxden allows her to combine her two passions horses and science into a career. Sophia is an avid dressage rider with the goal to one day achieve her medals.

 

 

To contact Sophia directly please email sophia@foxdenequine.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ann Schooley - Customer Service Representative

 

 Hailing from Roanoke, Virginia, Ann moved to Staunton in 1981. She managed the Bridgewater College Equestrian program for nine years before deciding to retire from the hustle and bustle of management. Ann joined the Foxden team in 2016 as the receptionist. When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her two grandsons on her cattle farm.

To contact Ann directly please email anns@foxdenequine.com

Mattie Ferrara - Operations Manager

Mattie has lived in Stuarts Draft, Virginia her entire life and diligently works in the equine industry, both at her home farm and here in the office. Personally handling almost every package and pallet that comes and goes through the warehouse, Mattie is the heart and soul of production. When she is not the busy bee in the warehouse, Mattie can be found on any one of her many OTTB's, working on their strengths and weaknesses to produce them for their next chapter in life.