Scarlett Loya is originally from Washington, Pennsylvania. She attended the Pennsylvania State University where she studied Animal Science with an Equine Science minor. During her college career, she was a live-in student at the horse farm on campus. This allowed her to gain experience foaling out mares, handling and collecting stallions, and starting young horses. Scarlett worked in the breeding shed her senior year and was also the manager for the Annual Equine Sale where the young horses born and raised on campus are sold. After graduation, she took a year off prior to attending veterinary school to train with Denny Emerson at Tamarack Hill Farm. Through this experience, she fell in love with Vermont and gained her first exposure to the Connemara pony at Northern Connemaras.
Scarlett is currently a first year veterinary student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Her goal is to specialize in Equine Sports Medicine and Reproduction. Scarlett’s favorite part about equine reproduction is foaling, “The first time a mare looks over at her foal and recognizes it as her own is one of my favorite moments to experience.”