COLLEEN McGale lives on her family farm outside of Tofield, Alberta. Her husband Steve along with their three girls, Alasia, Isabelle and Keira, enjoy the country life with their cats, dogs, chickens and of course, horses.

While the kids do keep her very busy, she still finds time to follow her passion of barrel racing. Colleen grew up riding dressage but fell in love with the sport of barrel racing while trying to convince her non-horsey children to try riding! Together with her mare Zara she's quickly progressed and has been honored to be sponsored by some incredible company's along the way. KING BOILERS, and SHERWOOD DODGE have been a part of her team over the past few years.

Even with a full schedule between running a boarding facility, chasing after three kids and riding, Colleen has still managed to build a very successful and meaningful business. VERSTARA is everything she's ever dreamed of and she looks forward to pushing it forward to become even bigger!

Meet the ARTIST

VERSTARAbegan in 2008 as a blanket cleaning & repair service, under the name of The Pampered Pony. It began operating under the new name, VERSTARA, in 2017

In 2011, the loss of a special horse name Seaver sparked the start of the horsehair jewelry business.

As time went on VERSTARA began to offer more variety in their jewelry. The outstanding quality and craftsmanship put into each piece was not going unnoticed.

Soon the jewelry became a full time business and the difficult decision to drop a part of our service (the blankets!) and change the name, was made to better accommodate our jewelry clients.

VERSTARA is the combination of three very special horses names.

Seaver (Ver), Starr (star), and Ark (a)