VERSTARA began in 2008 as a blanket cleaning & repair service, under the name of The Pampered Pony. It began operating under the new name, VERSTARA, in 2017
In 2011, the loss of a special horse name Seaver sparked the start of the horsehair jewelry business.
As time went on VERSTARA began to offer more variety in their jewelry. The outstanding quality and craftsmanship put into each piece was not going unnoticed.
Soon the jewelry became a full time business and the difficult decision to drop a part of our service (the blankets!) and change the name, was made to better accommodate our jewelry clients.
COLLEEN McGALE lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta with her three beautiful girls and supportive husband Steve.
While the kids do keep her very busy, she still finds time to follow her passion of riding. Colleen grew up riding dressage but fell in love with the sport of barrel racing while trying to convince her non-horsey children to try riding! Together with her mare Zara she's quickly progressed and were very successful together. In 2017 Zara suffered a broken shoulder while out in the field, she has since healed sound but prompted Colleen to take Zara to the dressage ring instead of the barrel pen.
Verstara is leading the way in horsehair jewelry. By continually bringing in new designs and ideas, Colleen is setting the standards high in quality expectations.
Watch for up-coming shows for a Verstara booth,all major events are being booked!