Margaret Blaha, Barn Manager
Margaret Blaha - Director of Operations - Horse Protection LeagueHorses have always been a passion for Margaret. She spent ten years in Westernaires, then moved to Nebraska to study horsemanship under a World Champion Colt Starter. While studying with him, she served as Barn Manager for his horse-training business.

She is both thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to manage Churches Ranch. She enjoys providing a safe and loving environment for the animals, while also encouraging an educational and enjoyable environment for our volunteers.


Terri Melander, Assistant Barn Manager, Horse Protection LeagueTerri Melander, Assistant Barn Manager
Terri Started with HPL the Fall of 2012. Year by year, she became more involved by saying “I’ll do that!” She started mucking with a Wednesday volunteer mentor named Clarence, in Billy and Badger’s pen. Then she was trained to do water tanks and eventually handling and grooming the horses.

Now, she’s a thankful owner of two very precious horses named Amigo and Nina. Her educational background is a graduated vet tech in small animal medicine.