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OUR STORY


It is a true privilege to swing your leg over a horse, to sink into the soft leather of a well-worn saddle and to feel the rhythm of hoofbeats underneath you.

We are the lucky ones.

Being grateful for the opportunity to have horses in our lives is at the core of the View Halloo brand.

Meet our Founder: Rebecca Gallagher

 

 
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She currently owns and competes Segundo Sombra (“Enzo,”) an 11 year old Selle Francais gelding, in the adult jumper divisions and enjoys watching her five-year-old daughter, Beatrice, share in the sport as well. She can often be spotted walking the course with her trusty sidekick, Henry, an elderly poodle she rescued a few years ago, tucked into her backpack.

Rebecca lives, works and (of course) rides outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she doubles as an Integrative Family Medicine Doctor. In her spare time she serves as “Head Wrangler” of the Gallagher Family Petting Zoo, which consists of 2 guinea pigs, 2 dogs, 2 rabbits, 1 Maine Coon cat, 1 ninja kitten, 1 tortoise and a tank full of fish.

Rebecca Gallagher was bitten by the horse bug at the ripe old age of six. To this day, her parents still blame their next door neighbors for taking her out to the barn and returning her home mere hours later begging for a pony. It was the beginning of the end! Throughout high school Rebecca worked at a local barn in exchange for lessons and rode competitively on the Wisconsin Hunter Jumper Circuit.

She took a (painful, yet necessary) 12-year hiatus from horses to complete medical school and residency, but always knew that when time and finances allowed, she would return to the ring. After residency Rebecca found horses again and the barn quickly became her oasis. It was the place she would go to escape the stress of the day, where the highs and lows of being a doctor would melt away and where she felt most connected to herself.

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