Red Mare Enterprises, LLC was founded by Catherine Respess in 2008. As reputed, red mares are often strong-willed and challenging to train. The patience and creativity required to train such an animal permeates Catherine's approach to all projects.
Catherine began riding horses at the age of 3 - her lifelong commitment to horses and disciplined training significantly shapes her character as well as her approach to business.
Catherine relishes in the influence of her parents. With a scientist mother, attorney father, and minister step-father; Catherine instinctively learned to think critically, creatively, and ethically from the start. She approaches all projects with vigorous enthusiasm and all clients with respect.
As for the horses, there was no question that Catherine would maintain her professional status. The time she spent in a business suit only served to firm Catherine's grasp of higher standards of service, with the purpose of elevating professionalism in the equestrian market. These qualities paired with Catherine's ability to clearly communicate with horses as well as clients and students sets her apart.
Interview with Catherine Respess
Classical dressage to 4th level,
Trained with Laura Klecker, Jessica Jo Tate, Charles de Kunffy, Bent Jensen, Tina Konyot, Betsy Steiner, Heather Blitz, Mary Wanless, Stephanie Mosely, and more...
Captain of Emory University’s Equestrian team,
To this date, Catherine remains the only team member to qualify for Intercollegiate Nationals (2004), where she ranked 10th of 6200
Manager for Coldstream Imports,
Equestrian trainer for sport horse competition
Developed and implemented marketing scheme
Facilitated the design and maintenance of company website
Managed employees and supervised care of horses and farms
Liaison for employees, new clients, and associates
Started managing as a working student in 1996
Barefoot Trimmer, 2017 - Present
Bodywork, 2015 - Present
Instructor, 1997- Present
Polo player, 2007 - 2009
Fox hunter, 2009 - 2014
Emory University, B.A.
Harvard Design School
Discovery Program: Architecture
Augusta Technical College
Photoshop | Illustrator