Shanda Mattix

Phone #1

Equine Program Director

Horse Production and Equine Science

Frahm Agriculture Center
Shanda MattixShanda Mattix is the Equine Program Director at Colby Community College and is the coach of the highly successful CCC Equestrian Team. She advises the CCC Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapter and serves as the division chair for the CCC Agriculture Department. She’s passionate about the agriculture and equine industries and thrives in mentoring college students.

Shanda also serves on the Kansas Horse Council Board of Directors, is the Kansas Horse Council Region 1 Director, is a state-certified horse show judge, and is a local 4-H horse volunteer and project leader. In addition, she is a Master Instructor for the Certified Horsemanship Association and serves as the Kansas Director and on the Region 9 Leadership Team for CHA.

Shanda returned ‘home’ to teach at Colby Community College. She’s an alumna of Colby Community College, Kansas State University, and Oklahoma State University, riding on the IHSA and NCAA teams at CCC and K-State during her undergraduate years. Shanda grew up on a commercial cow-calf operation just west of Colby and showed quarter horses. She and her husband, Caleb, now raise their two children on the same operation and continue raising the Draper family’s herd. They’ve recently started offering their ranch-raised beef direct to consumers under the ranch name M Arrow Ranch Co. Shanda also operates Barnwood & Bling, a boutique on their family’s ranch.