We had the good fortune of connecting with Tricia Scheele and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tricia, how do you think about risk?
Risk is a necessary part of doing business. Going to a show and being out of your studio all weekend is Risk.. Show expenses and precious time.. all it takes is one show to go bad…and you can’t pay bills.I learned early on to have multiple sources of revenue. Galleries, stores, commissions and horse show awards helped me keep going

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Starting out in the 90’s was hard work. It required two shows a month. Producing as much work as possible.packing up.driving to the show. Setting up. Selling.packing up and driving back home. There wasn’t internet..so you had no way of knowing if the credit card they were paying with was good or not. All that legwork, out meeting people gave me the base for my following on social media. I am extremely grateful for where I am now..all the long sleepless night and hard work are paying off

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Deadwood. Live bands.historic sites .so much to do..see and great food!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I am so grateful to the Idaho Dressage Society,(Nancy Roche) Sage Creek Equestrian and Saddlebred lover Farra Baker! Their consistent support and advocating of my work, is what started me on the path I am on now. Without them…my career would have never got going

Instagram: Pinefilly

Facebook: Rusty Halo Studios

Other: Tiktok. @triciascheele

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