The Livestock Conservancy

Poitou Donkey Chat with Natasha Sprengers-Levine

September 20, 2022

Special Guest Natasha Sprengers-Levine from Blue Wood Farm and Vineyards (, chats with Charlene Couch and Brittany Sweeney about critically-endangered Poitou donkeys nutrition and reproduction.


Natasha Sprengers-Levine is the COO of STRIDER, the largest equestrian bookings platform and software services provider for the horse industry. She is a United States Pony Club graduate and USDF Silver and Bronze Medalist who holds a BA in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Vermont, where she was captain of the Dressage Team. Natasha currently operates a dressage training business at Blue Wood Farm & Vineyard in Verbank, NY where she also oversees the care and management of her family’s four Poitou donkeys. Blue Wood Farm has been home to Poitou donkeys since 2011 and successfully foaled out a jenny in 2018.

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