Angelina started riding horses at the age of 4 in Bloomfield Hills, MI. She started out showing in the hunters and equitation at the age of 11. When she was 17, she transitioned into the jumper ring with her horse Illuminate. She competed all over the country including Great Lakes Equestrian Festival (at the time known as Horse Shows by the Bay), the Kentucky Horse Park, HITS Ocala, and Tryon International Equestrian Center.
After high school, Angelina moved to Savannah, GA to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design. There she studied both Equine Studies and Photography and joined their world renowned Equestrian Team. After SCAD, she moved to Arizona to further her college education and start her equine business. After 5 years in Arizona, she has now moved back to her home state of Michigan to be closer to family.
Her main priority over the years has been buying, training (horses and people alike), and selling young horses . Her passion has always been to help horses improve and become the best version of themselves. Over the years of competing in the equitation, Angelina developed a love for dressage as well. She found that a dressage foundation helps every single horse who comes through the barn no matter which discipline they eventually find themselves in.
In 2019 Angelina decided to turn her passion into her business and started Talvidar Farm, LLC. 2022 brought a new era to the business with it's move to Michigan. In addition to training horses, Angelina is now focusing on the breeding of the next top sport horses and ponies. The new facility is also allowing her to follow her dream of having a top rehab facility.