Brittany Halstead is uniquely suited to operate both the repurposing pipeline for retired polo horses and instructional elements of the business. She has experience with many disciplines: Tennessee walking horses, quarter horses, dressage, hunter/jumper, showjumping, polo, western pleasure, thoroughbred racing, therapeutic riding, and an equine veterinarian technician. Twelve years ago she earned her certification as a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) Instructor, and seven years ago she became a certified PATH Mentor. She makes the perfect liaison between the worlds of high-performance competitive horses and beloved equine partners.
Board of Advisors
Tom Aronson is President and founder of Racing Resource Group, Inc. (RRG), a professional services enterprise established in 1989 to address business development opportunities in racing, gaming and equestrian sports. The company’s wide variety of engagements over three decades form the foundation of what is now a comprehensive, practical knowledge of the industry and its operational, financial and promotional demands. Experience includes executive-level management; start-up organization, operation and funding; new product development and marketing; analysis and demographics of gaming and racing; studies and reports including business feasibility and projections; game/wager design and patenting; and direct involvements with federal and state elected officials, regulatory agencies, financial institutions, and technology companies.
While maintaining his active role as President and Founder of RRG throughout, Tom Aronson has periodically stepped out of that role to help organize and guide new companies through early-stage organization, funding and launch, including most notably two of the most successful enterprises in the history of racing and gaming: the Television Games Network (TVG) and, most recently, Exacta Systems.
Amanda is General Counsel and Executive Vice President of CaptiveOne Advisors, LLC and lives in Wellington, Florida. Prior to becoming General Counsel, Amanda was the Founder and Co-Chair of the Equine Law Practice Group at Florida’s oldest and one its largest firms, Shutts & Bowen, LLP, where she routinely spoke at national conferences and seminars on the business and legal issues impacting horse ownership and welfare. With a lifetime invested in horse sports, Amanda brings a legal and equestrian mind to ReplayPolo and is happy to help the organization provide a much-needed service for a segment of the horse industry that currently lacks sufficient resources.
Whitney Stark is a graduate of the University of Iowa and a born animal lover. She has worked in commercial real estate since graduating college on both the lease administration and management sides of the business.
Whitney became interested in horses at the age of 11, when riding became a large and important part of her life through high school. Once she was able to find time, Whitney began to ride again in July 2020. After a riding injury in early 2021, Whitney did not anticipate owning a horse again but as a horse lover, fate intervened. In April 2021, a RePlayPolo pony, Cupcake, was available for adoption. Having been in contact with Brittany previously and Brittany knowing what Whitney was looking for in a horse, Cupcake was adopted by Whitney.
Because of her positive experience with ReplayPolo and learning more about the non-profit, Whitney wanted to get involved. Whitney will assist with marketing, fundraising and any other area where she can contribute.
Megan McMillan is a life-long equestrian competing in the Winter Equestrian Festival and throughout the Northeast and West coast. Recently, she relocated to her farm in Wellington, Florida. She looks forward to the promotion of equestrian welfare and the use of MKM Stables as a base in Replaypolo’s commitment to repurposing retiring equine athletes.