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Innovation Answers Necessity

Relying on decades of industry knowledge within the highest echelons of the hunter/jumper industry, Kate Rice Nilan identified an opportunity to assist trainers and barn managers with their specific record keeping needs. After significant research and development, the solution created was an innovative software system called Stable Secretary. This easy to use application consists of a suite of products designed for equestrian professionals that can be used anytime from anywhere. The objective of Stable Secretary is to improve the health and performance of horses, enable communication between clients, staff, and vendors, and ultimately increase revenues for businesses.

Kate’s equestrian and professional credentials are rich in relevant expertise. A graduate from Dartmouth College, she worked extensively in the field of software development. This background in technology, coupled with her equestrian experience as both a client and professional rider cultivated an environment that enabled the formation of the highest quality barn management system available.

Continued Development

Since inception, Stable Secretary has relied on customer feedback to continuously improve and enhance the system to best meet the needs of users. These seamless advancements have allowed the company to rapidly grow and satisfy the needs of the most discriminating horsemen.

Kate remains integrally involved in the daily business operations and the team has grown to include expert management in product planning, software development, customer care and more.

Stable Secretary’s primary focus is to effectively meet the goals of users, so software updates happen regularly. Do you have suggestions? Contact us.

Meet Our Team

Kate Rice Nilan
Kate Rice Nilan is the Founder of Stable Secretary. An avid equestrian since the age of 5, Kate began her riding career in the hunt seat and saddle seat arenas.
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Cathy Warner Goodwin
As a lifelong equestrian, Cathy Goodwin searched for ways to keep her barn documents and records organized for years. She even created her own software, Show Barn Manager, that she used and sold to other barn managers. Just as she was tiring of maintaining and supporting Show Barn Manager, Cathy stumbled upon Stable Secretary and knew that she had found something interesting. Read more…
Larysa Kern
Larysa Kern began her work with Stable Secretary in 2014. As a customer support extraordinaire, Larysa is probably the person that you will have the pleasure of talking to if you have a question about the service. Larysa receives a million gold stars of approval for her upbeat personality and welcoming demeanor. Her enthusiasm makes her a great fit for the Stable Secretary team. Read more…
Bryce Richardson
The daughter of a horse trainer, Bryce Richardson’s involvement with the equine world began long before she was born. A horsewoman by nature, Bryce grew up riding on the West Coast show circuit, catching a ride on anything and everything that she could get her hands on. Read more…
Katie Crooks
Katie Crooks has been an active member of the Stable Secretary marketing team for the past two years. Crooks’ ability to multi task and keep a calm and cool perspective, are of great value to employees and customers alike. Katie works endlessly to maintain the Stable Secretary brand and to make sure that it stands out amongst consumers. Read more…
Robin Schwartz
Robin Schwartz is the founder of Equestrian Payment Solutions, a company that focuses on enabling horse related businesses to accept credit cards and expedite the payment process of businesses to ease account management. A national equestrian competitor for over two decades, Robin understands the needs of the equestrian community, and now offers a way for owners, trainers, and managers to run their businesses more effectively. Read more…
Bud Rice
Bud Rice maintains the books and financials for Stable Secretary. He is not only Kate’s Dad, but is an incredibly valuable asset to the Stable Secretary team. His expertise in business, and his keen ideas for the product, help make Stable Secretary the best it can be. Read more…

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