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Randi Dove

Randi standing next to a fence

Degree: B.S.Agr. Animal & Nutritional Sciences, Equine Studies minor with an emphasis in equine management, May 2013

Career: Dove operates a full scale riding and training facility, Cedar Valley Farms, in Augusta, WV. She provides lessons and trains performance horses for a variety of disciplines, with a special interest in barrel horses and colt starting. Before starting at Cedar Valley Farms, Dove worked as a sales associate with Kalmbach Feeds Inc. and Tribute Equine Nutrition and operated her own farm in her hometown of Lynco, WV.

Claim to Fame: Dove’s first farm in Lynco, WV was named the 2017 Farm of the Year for the Southern Conservation District in Wyoming County. That year she also was honored with the 2017 WVU Potomac State College Young Alumni Achievement Award. While in college, Dove won the West Virginia Statewide Business Plan Competition and was awarded $10,000 to start her own business. Her business plan started as a sole item, “Randi Bands,” and evolved into a full-scale plan including a riding stable and tack shop.

About Attending WVU: “I transferred to WVU my senior year, and my only regret was not doing it sooner. I made sure to excel in my equine coursework, refine my horsemanship skills, and network with professionals who helped put my career on the fast track to success. I always knew I wanted a career in the horse industry, but WVU gave me the knowledge and skills to actually achieve my dreams.”