Phil the Horse is a natural endeavor for Amy and Doug who originally met through their mutual admiration for horses. Amy has over two decades in international business with the last 15 years focused in the oil & gas sector. She currently runs her own consultancy addressing commercial LNG interests. Doug is a professionally trained artist who’s successfully operated his own fine scale model company for the past 14 years and enjoys pursuing his interests in painting and equestrian photography.
Both are horse owners, riders and volunteers at a Connecticut equine rescue where Doug currently holds a seat on the Board of Directors. It was a photography session in which Doug asked to photograph Amy with her horse, Dorado, that set the ball in motion for their relationship and ultimately, their marriage. Doug’s horse, Montana, is a rescue from the shelter where they first met.
Amy and Doug have seen firsthand the desperate need for horse rescue. Through their shared experience, it was evident that funding is the cornerstone to the successful rehabilitating and re-homing of horses. The financial commitment to horses is large in itself; in these challenging economic times, gaining access to funding for misplaced, unwanted or unsupported horses is even more difficult. By combining their backgrounds of art, business and a deep reverence for horses, the Phil project was born. Taking the sage advice of Phil…they love what they do.