Meet Team Hyperion
Taizo Sugitani Joins Team Hyperion
Taizo Sugitani is a 6 time Olympian, competed at 6 World Championships and 2 World Cup Finals for Team Japan. We are honored to be working with Taizo and look forward to a long lasting and successful relationship.
Todd Brissette - Farm Manager
Todd P Brissette has over 30 years of experience in the equine industry to include the management of several large equine operations. Todd has extensive experience in showing and breeding, including A.I., freezing, and shipping. He is a licensed veterinary technician, and has worked with some of the top veterinarians on the east coast. In his spare time he enjoys riding his motorcycle and spending time with his beautiful wife.
Laura Krohn- Breeding Specialist
Laura D Krohn graduated from Virginia Tech with Bachelors in Animal & Poultry Science in 2009. She has been riding & working with horses since they age of 8. It was at Va Tech that she began her focus in Equine breeding. “I especially enjoy mare & foal management and watching our youngsters grow up and develop into competition horses.” She came to Hyperion Stud in June 2010 and has been an integral part in the growth of the breeding program.
Aubrie Shaner - Office Manager / Public Relations
Aubrie Shaner Morris has been with Hyperion since before inception. Her tenure dates back to 2008 when Hyperion was a glimmer of the near future. She has been a constitutive part in Hyperion’s foundation. Savannah, GA is home and her background is in Real Estate Appraisal and Interior Design. “I am proud to share in the success and future of Hyperion and what we bring to the American market. We are honored with the ability to influence all aspects of the industry from breeding and stallion management, through young horse development and to top ranks in the ring. Our horses speak for themselves. ” In her spare time she enjoys filling her pilot log, dancing, and spending quality time with her daughter Natalie
Shannon Marston-Reid - Office Associate
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Garrett Warner has worked for and trained with some of the hunter/jumper industry’s top professionals both in the US and abroad. Working for renowned riders such as John French and Aron Vale as well as training with Olympian and World Cup Champion, Richard Fellers. Garrett has a unique perspective which influences his fresh approach to training horses and riders. During his time in German working for Gilbert Bockmann, Garrett gained a solid foundation and understanding of the quality of training and care required to develop horses of the highest caliber. He also credits his education to trainers Tracy Cotchett, Ned and Hope Glynne, Elizabeth Kilham and Mattias Ekeroth. Garret joins Hyperion Stud as the lead rider to our US based show string and sales horses.
Devin Wahlter-Young horse trainer/rider
Devon Walther was born and raised in Virginia, and is a 5th generation horsewoman. She trained and worked with her father, Russ Walther, among numerous other professionals growing up in the hunter and jumper disciplines. Devin went on to ride and compete for Savannah Collage of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. She previously worked for Stacia Madden at Beacon Hill Show stables in Colts Neck, NJ. Devin’s passion for young horses is what brought her to Hyperion Stud. With her extensive knowledge and experience, Devin will be a pinnacle team member who is devoted to the proper and positive education of our young horses.
Kelsey Hile - Equine Care Specialist
Kelsey Hile is originally from south central Pennsylvania and is a 2013 graduate of Penn State where she earned her Animal Sciences degree with an Equine minor. She started riding at the age of eight and acquired her first horse at thirteen. From there she competed in low level dressage. At seventeen she was privileged to own and show a Dutch Warmblood gelding whom she competed up through third level dressage, while venturing into low level eventing with her first horse. Throughout college Kelsey found that her passion was in the breeding aspect and during the summer of 2012 she took an internship at a Cleveland Bay farm in St. Thomas, Pennsylvania. In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys riding her motorcycle, spending time with her mare, Ginger, her two ferrets Roxi and Rylie, and learning about automotive mechanics.
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Kelvin Shifflett- Grounds Specialist
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David Morris- Ground Specialist
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Georgetown Equine Hospital
Dr. Daniel Flynn
Keswick Equine Hospital
Dr. Mark Foley
Dr Rebecca Kramer
J.R. Steele & Associates
Dr. Tim Ober