staff

Ramona Caldwell

Owner

 

As a longtime fixture on the horse show scene, Ramona recognized the need for a quality facility that would both rehab and fit horses for competition.  She decided the best person to put something of that nature together would be herself. Her passion for the industry and horses set things in motion to become what we now know as Equine Aqua Spa Center.

 

Ramona knows firsthand what it takes to keep a horse fresh for competition, as well as what they need to bring them back after an injury or illness.  From her real-world experience in both the corporate and equestrian world, Ramona sought out the best equipment for the job and then staffed the state-of- the-art facility with the ideal team of professionals to get the job done.The idea for the human side of things took shape half way through the building process while recognizing the skills of multiple staff members to service both human and animals.

 

This state of the art facility she designed herself not only represents multiple businesses that come together to service the community, but also allows for other professionals in the area to have access to and utilize for their patients as well. 

Generally on hand most days, Ramona can be found working alongside the rest of the team at

the facility.

Elite Enterprises

JJ CALDWELL

 JJ is the owner and operator of Elite Enterprises, a partner of the Equine Aqua Spa Center. Elite Enterprises offers both PEMF and Laser services at the Whitesboro location, as well as their primary location in Arkansas and multiple horse shows across the Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas area.

ASHLEY TACKETT

Lead Tech with Elite Enterprises, has a lifetime of knowledge in the equine industry. She has dedicated the past several years to helping improve the quality of life and performance for the equine athletes in her care. She is trained in PEMF therapy, Red Light Laser and more.

Amy Taylor

Esthetician/Naturopathic Doctor

Owner/Operator of Amy's faces

With several locations in Texas, Amy decided to join the EASC team to offer an array of services to our clients. With over 40 yrs of experience, Amy combines anti aging and spa therapies, as well as aromatherapy, lash extensions, multiple options for facials, and most recently, Zyto Compass! According to Amy " I care about my facials, and I want you to be completely happy with your experience. I am excited to help you on your way to healthy skin!"

Cathy Pace 

Massage Therapist 

Cathy has been a massage therapist for 25 years, specializing in therapeutic massage. Cathy is also an endurance rider, which allows her to understand the wear and tear that equestrians experience.  Cathy is also experienced in Trigger point Therapy and is a Reiki Master. 

Roy Ferro

Spa Technician

 

Roy grew up in Northwest Connecticut, and now lives in Pilot Point, Texas.

He grew up with parents that were involved with breeding and showing in the horse industry.

A brief rundown of accomplishments in the show industry include, 2 AQHA High Point Reining horses, 1 High Point Working Cowhorse, 1 High Point Western Riding Horse, and 2 High Point Halter Horses. Roy owned and operated an equine rehab center in Pilot Point, Texas for 10 years. In 1984-1986 Roy put on the very first judging seminar under the new system. He has many years of experience as an NRHA judge.

Equine rehab and reining horses are his passion and hobby.

His grandfather had a ‘Livery’ Stable (Where people would board and leave their horses in training) His father started out showing gaited horses and then he decided he wanted to be a cowboy in the 50’s and changed his whole herd from gaited horses to Quarter horses to compete in the ranch horse events.

Roy then mentioned something that was the whole reason he is involved with equine therapy today. Roy said, “Once I got hurt and was not able to train and compete anymore, I wanted to give back to these animals that gave me everything, essentially my life!”

“The Nautilus Cold and Hot Saltwater spa is my favorite. Since I had the first Cold Saltwater Spa in the United States, approximately 15 years ago I have had plenty of time to see its benefits and how much it can do for these athletes.”

“There are many schools today that teach young people the equine industry in various disciplines. That is one of the best ways to become knowledgeable in our industry, so they know which route they want to take when getting involved! Or just tell your family or parents you want horses!”

Mary Ann Cooper

Biofeedback Technician

 

Mary Ann has been a longtime supporter of the Equine Aqua Spa. As a registered nurse of 30+ years, she recently joined the team as a Technician for the newly added Biofeedback Therapy Center! We are excited to add her experience and dedication to EASC.

Katie Kelch

Social Media & Website

 

Katie was born and raised in Urbana, Ohio and received a Bachelors degree in Human Services Communications as well as an Associates degree in Equine Studies from Ohio University Southern. She has been involved with horses from day one, competing in 4-H and IHSA competition. After college, she was honored to work with some of the best trainers in the NRHA industry including Sam Smith and Fred Thomsson.

 

Before joining the team at EAST, she was the ranch manager for a breeding and training operation in Stephenville, Texas for 5 years.  She has a passion for the care and rehabilitation of performance horses as well as the breeding horse industry. Katie has a Border Collie cross named Shelby and enjoys traveling, reading and watching college football.