Alissa M. Berry is a freelance writer with 15 years of experience writing for online and print publications. She started writing in 2002 at the encouragement of her college English professor and discovered a passion for writing that continues today.
Experienced Equestrian and Instructor
Alissa has been riding since age 8. She volunteered at a therapeutic riding facility from 1995 until 2002, teaching both adults and children to ride horses. She moved to Billings, Montana in 2002 to attend Rocky Mountain College where she earned a B.S. in Equestrian Studies.
Horse Breeder and Competitor
Since 2003, Alissa has been involved with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and the American Paint Horse Association (APHA), competing at breed shows and breeding registered foals. She remains involved with both organizations when not competing. Each summer, she volunteers as a judge at her local 4H horse show.
High Plains Horse Blanket Repair
In 2010, Alissa purchased High Plains Horse Blanket Repair. She expanded the business from its original Billings location to all of Montana and Northern Wyoming. In November 2010, she wrote an article for Practical Horseman magazine about emergency horse blanket repairs that horse owners can perform themselves. She won the Montana State University EcoStar award in 2013 for High Plains Horse Blanket Repair's 'green' business practices. She sold the business in 2013 when it grew too large to continue running by herself.
High Plains Arena
In 2018, Alissa started a new business venture. High Plains Arena offers overnight, short-term, and full-care horse boarding plus arena rental.
Connect with Alissa M. Berry
In addition to visiting High Plains Arena.com, you can connect with Alissa via her profile at LinkedIn.