Shanda Mattix is the Equine Program Director at Colby Community College and is the coach of the highly successful CCC Equestrian Team. Shanda also serves on the Kansas Horse Council Board of Directors, is the Kansas Horse Council Region 1 Director, is a state certified horse show judge, and is a 4-H horse volunteer. In addition, she is a Master Instructor for the Certified Horsemanship Association and serves as the Kansas Director and on the Region 9 Leadership Team for CHA. She was raised on a commercial cow-calf operation in Northwest Kansas and grew up showing Quarter horses, barrel racing, and competing in horse judging contests. Shanda is an alumni of the Colby Community College Equestrian Team and Kansas State University Women’s Varsity Equestrian Team and the 2005 Kansas State University Horse Judging Team. Shanda and her husband, Caleb Mattix, reside near Colby with their two children and continue raising the Draper family’s commercial cattle herd.