By JL Hardesty
Riyan is a strategic communications and marketing expert who has spent most of her career-life engaged in the ever changing field of public relations and marketing. Always charting her course just ahead of the breaking wave, Riyan continues to steadfastly cultivate the art and science of her profession. Building on this foundation, she brings to the table a remarkable blend of creativity, technique, and tenacity.
Add to this her heart for embracing and expressing the dreams and goals of her clients, and you see part of the basis for Riyan’s uncanny ability to broadly and beautifully showcase her subjects. Her gift has provided experience in every form and facet of modern marketing and communications.
A lifetime member of the community that surrounds the Arabian horse, Riyan has served on the boards of directors and as an active committee member on some of the largest Arabian horse events in the world. Event coverage and planning, horse show management and video productions have been her focus for the past decade. Her career path, connections and global travel to nearly every major Arabian horse show and event in the world, opened doors and offered experiences and insights into the wide world of marketing and public relations of every variety, venue and version.
Riyan with the legendary Arabian stallion, *Bask taken at Lasma Arabians in 1978.