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Name: Cami Blanchard-Harkless
Position: Director of Equine Studies Recruitment & Public Relations; Boarder Barn Manager
Phone: 440.375.8052


Cami Harkless is the Director of Equine Studies Recruitment and Public Relations and Boarder Barn Manager.


Cami is pictured here with her 35 year old arab/qh mare Cascade’s Natashi, a.k.a. "Toshi.”


As Director of Equine Studies Recruitment and Public Relations, Cami brings over 20 years experience to the program.

Cami is a 1990 graduate of Lake Erie College, holding a degree in equine studies. During her undergraduate work, Cami spent a semester at Patchett’s Equestrian Center in England, obtaining her Riding and Road Safety Certificate as part of the BHSAI teaching certification program. Upon graduation, Cami obtained work at a hunter/jumper facility, managing the operation in the owner’s absence and sometimes traveling to shows. Cami continued working in a variety of aspects of the equine industry, such as assisting with the breaking of young horses and teaching lower-level riding. She also spent time working at an Arabian breeding facility.

After several years, Cami returned to her alma mater where she eventually became the Director of Horse Care. In 2005, she completed her MBA at Lake Erie College and in July of 2012 she moved into her current position. Cami has also served as adjunct faculty as has both taught and/or team-taught the Horse Care Practicum class, Equine Health and Balanced Seat I. In order to accommodate the growing needs of Lake Erie’s expanding equine program, she has served as project manager of several endeavors such as re-designing the tack rooms, storage areas and office space.

Cami recently conducted research that involved recycling horse manure into fuel pellets. A student intern was onboard with the project, and a successful fuel pellet was produced.


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