Team Crypto Aero


Madison Shambaugh

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Madison Shambaugh as she continues on her mission to bring awareness to America's wild Mustangs through touring with her team.
You can find out more about her, her team and her tour dates at


Ralph Kinder - Alliance Bloodstock

Ralph Kinder is the owner and operator of Alliance Bloodstock. Based in Paris, KY, he is best known for his connection to Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird as well as grade II winner in her 3-year-old debut in the seven-furlong Forward Gal Stakes at Gulfstream Park, Birdatthewire. Ralph has always put emphasis on nutrition for both the horses in his care as well as himself and his family and that shows when you visit his farm.


 Shannon Peters

Shannon  is a U.S. Dressage Federation Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist, and three-time National Championship competitor: on Luxor in 2007 when the two were crowned Reserve National Champions Intermediare I; on Flor de Selva in 2009 when they took home 4th place in the Intermediare division; and on Akiko Yamazaki’s Odyssey in 2011 after winning the Grand Prix Special at Del Mar and Burbank CDI.


 Denielle Gallagher- LeGriffon

Denielle Gallagher-LeGriffon is an international Grand Prix dressage rider who, along with her husband, Betrand LeGriffon, run Ramapo Equestrian Center, in Suffern, NY. Denielle manages the dressage training program while her husband Bertrand LeGriffon focuses on keeping horses and riders active in the hunter and jumper rings. Denielle incorporates a positive-reinforcement training approach in all of her schooling (a method she learned from her mentor and coach, Ashley Holzer) which creates horses that look for reward, are eager to please, and who put their heart in all of the work that they do.


Taylor Zbytek

Now ranked 6th in the Jr. WPRA World Standings and 4th in the Southeastern Circuit, Zbytek plans to continue her racing schedule, including the WPRA World Finals in Waco, Texas October 18-22, 2017.


Charlie Jayne

Jayne and Chill RZ spent much of the late spring and summer competing outside of the United States earning top results. At the FEI Nations Cup at CSIO5* Spruce Meadows ‘Continental’ the pair were the only combination to jump double clear. In August, they jumped in the lead-off spot for the U.S. at CSIO5* Dublin’s FEI Nations presented by Longines again producing a double clear helping the United States to earn victory.Jayne made big news at the end of the 2015 winter circuits when he finished third on Chill R Z in the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix in Thermal, California and then one week later won the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix in Ocala, Florida. Jayne took the win on Chill R Z, clinching victory over the 46 entries which included Olympic and World Cup champions. He chooses Crypto Aero Wholefood Horse Feed and Crypto Aero Plus+ to provide his horses with the best in horse nutrition available.


Shelly Francis

Classically trained with an emphasis on building a relationship with the horse, Shelly Francis is a long time high performance rider with success in the in the international ring since 1995. In 1996 Shelly was the second alternate for the Olympics with her horse Pikant. During the next years Shelly continued showing and training FEI high performance, competing on many Nations Cup teams and in 2016 she was the traveling reserve for the Rio Olympics on her horse Doktor. In 2018  Shelly attended the World Cup in Paris on Danilo who, later that year, went on to win the Aachen CDI4* Grand Prix freestyle.


Andrew McConnon

Andrew grew up surrounded by horses on the family's farm in Acton, MA. An opportunity of a lifetime opened up in early 2016 when Andrew moved to England to work as a rider for British Olympic team member and former FEI World #1 Event Rider, William Fox-Pitt, at his Wood Lane Stables. As sad as Andrew was to leave William’s in November of 2017, he is excited for what the next chapter has to offer.  McConnon Eventing is now based out of Tallwoods Farm, Vass, NC.  His goal is to establish a team of horses and owners.  He found a horse, Bossinova ‘Hugo’, in England, who has joined his own 6yo Dogano de L’Oiseliere ‘Dugan’ and Rachel Jurgens and Andrew's coming 6 year old OTTB Sky Map ‘Drake’.

Ariel Grald

Ariel grew up around horses and her mother put her on a horse before she could walk. After  riding her pony at local hunter/jumper shows as a young girl, Ariel tried eventing and quickly developed a passion for the sport. She evented throughout her childhood and competed at the 2014 North American Young Riders’ Championships. Ariel continued to ride and compete her two horses while attending the University of Vermont. Upon graduation in 2010, she began a laboratory research job but soon decided to commit to training and competing full-time in order to achieve her upper-level eventing goals. Shortly after moving to Southern Pines, NC in the winter of 2012, she started working for Annie Eldridge. Along with competing two of her own horses, Ariel was fortunate to train and compete several of Annie’s horses as well. After winning several intermediate and two-star events, Ariel was named to the 2014 USEF Under 25 Developing Riders List with her mother’s LBF Oleagh’s Image (“Leah”). Ariel and “Leah” moved up to Advanced in the spring of 2015, winning the Carolina International Horse Trials. Since then, Ariel has produced several horses to the two- and three-star levels.



Juliet Getty Ph.D.

Dr. Getty has been working with horse owners for more than 25 years. A pioneer in free choice forage feeding, Dr. Getty’s philosophy is founded on feeding a horse in sync with his natural needs and instincts. She approaches equine health from a holistic perspective and considers nutrition a critical (and too often overlooked) element in the prevention and treatment of disease and disorders. Her unbiased opinions and recommendations are based on scientific research and are independent of feed, supplement, or pharmaceutical company influence. Through private consultations, she designs customized feeding plans to promote horses’ health, reverse illness, and optimize performance; she believes every horse owner should include sound nutrition practices to give every horse a lifetime of vibrant health.


Matt Clayton

Born and raised in England, Matt Clayton operates a small and exclusive yard in the Netherlands where he trains and sells horses. He pays special attention to the horses' welfare and goes above and beyond to ensure that horses spend very little time in the stall. You can find out more about Matt's elite operation at


Sam Hamzavi

Sam Hamzavi is based in Falmouth, Maine  and trains with Elan Farm/ Stella Manship and Jordan Coyle in North Salem, NY, and spends the winter months training and showing in Wellington, FL. She competes in the Medium Amateur-Owner Jumper division and the Low Amateur-Owner Jumper division. Sam was Circuit Champion in the 1.30 Junior Jumpers at HITS Saugerties in 2014. She has been riding since she was four years old.


Luke Gingerich

"I have had my 7 year old quarter horse gelding, Rio, on Crypto Aero for over a year now. He loves the feed, and I have been very pleased with the results. I love the natural, simple, yet powerful ingredients, and having the peace of mind of knowing exactly what I am feeding my boy. We have a vigorous training and showing schedule, including reining, ranch horse versatility, and liberty presentations. So I ask a lot of him, and Crypto Aero helps him to look and perform his best. I frequently get compliments on his beautiful shine and conditioning, thanks to Crypto Aero!"