Leslie Threlkeld is a freelance journalist and photographer specializing in equestrian related topics. Her work has appeared in Eventing Nation, Practical Horseman, Chronicle of the Horse, NoelleFloyd.com, Heels Down Magazine, Eventing USA, USEventing.com and international publications out of Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Germany.
She has been accredited as official media at some of North America's most prestigious three-day eventing competitions including Kentucky Three-Day Event, Bromont CCI, The Event at Rebecca Farm, American Eventing Championships, Carolina International, The Fork Horse Trials and more.
Leslie is the media consultant/press officer for multiple events and manages several equestrian social media accounts. She is co-organizer of the Heart of the Carolinas Three-Day Event and Horse Trials and is actively pursuing a USEF "r" Technical Delegate license. She is a member of the USEA Classics Committee and Chair of the USEA Intercollegiate Committee.
Leslie's experience in print and digital media and multiple areas of competition organization gives her a comprehensive understanding of equestrian sport. She is dedicated to supporting and promoting the sport that has been her lifeblood since childhood.
In her spare time, Leslie rides her Thoroughbred, Beau, and enjoys cooking and playing golf with her husband, Cortney. She thrives on frequent travel but never tires of returning home to the serene mountains of Western North Carolina.