Debi Metcalfe, Speaker, Clinician and Consultant



Stolen Horse International, Inc., a 501(c)(3)  an all volunteer run nonprofit organization, also known as, was started by Harold and Debi Metcalfe in 1997 after the theft of their horse Idaho. There was no education and no place to turn for help when Idaho was stolen. It was during the 51 weeks that it took to find their horse that the Metcalfe's knew something needed to be done for the tens of thousands of victims like themselves.

Although they never envisioned where they would be decades later, their leadership, inventiveness and admirable contribution toward positive changes in the equine industry, these visionaries have filled a gap in the equine industry worldwide and are true pioneers . 

Stolen Horse International is the only organization of its kind in the world which is not only know for its strong  lost, found, missing and stolen horse NetPosse Alert network, but one that also focuses on education aimed at helping horse owners learn to be proactive and protect horses before the worst happens. 

Spearheading all operations of the organization is founder and President Debi Metcalfe, whose passion brings education to the public in a variety of ways though Stolen Horse International’s Educational Outreach Program. Some of Metcalfe and the organizations accomplishments are listed below. 

Debi Metcalfe offers seminars and clinics for horse expos, 4H, horse clubs and breed associations, etc. via Stolen Horse International's Educational Outreach Program. If you’d like Debi to speak at your next function or need more information, email Debi by clicking on the Contact Us button above.

Speaking Topics

  • Horse Theft
  • Civil Matters
  • Equine Identificatioin
  • Farm and Barn Security
  • Equine Made Disasters
  • Inspirational and Motivational
  • National Disaster Prep and Recovery

View a partial list of Stolen Horse International's and  Metcalfe's accomplishments below

Author of Book - Horse Theft. Been There--Done That (SOLD OUT!)

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TV and Radio:

  • Horses in the Morning Radio Show
  • FOX TV's America's Most Wanted
  • PBS Radio's Weekend America Show
  • RFDTV's - HorseCityTV segments
  • Horses In The Morning Radio Show
  • Debbie Loucks - Horsemanship Radio
  • Best of America by Horseback Radio
  • Best of America RFDTV show
  • Experience Cleveland County TV Show
  • Horsemanship Radio 
  • Rick Lambe Show
  • Speaking of Horses
  • Jim Campbell Show
  • Lisa Ross-Williams "If Your Horse Could Talk" show
  • Columnist for The Voice Magazine, TWHBEA

Presenter at: 

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    2018 World Equestrian Games
  • 37th Annual American Youth Horse Council (AYHC) Symposium
  • Southern States Livestock and Rural Enforcement Association Conference
  • Hoosier Horse Fair
  • Pomona Equine Affaire
  • Ohio Equine Affaire
  • Kentucky Equine Affaire 
  • Massachusetts Equine Affaire
  • Texas Horse Expos
  • Lynn Palm's "Women Luv Horses" Expo
  • New York EquiFest
  • Southern Equine Expo
  • Mule Days at Leatherwood
  • Equifest Kansas
  • NATRC National Convention
  • Alabama Horse Fair   
  • Florida Equestrian Celebration 
  • Florida Equine Capital Horse Exposition
  • Virginia Equine Extravaganza
  • NC Equine Extravanganza    
  • Virginia Equestrian Event East
  • International Stallion Exhibition and Trade Show  Lansing, MI  
  • Tennessee Volunteer Horse Fair
  • Carolina Classic Horse Expo
  • Southern Horse Festival
  • AmerEquine Horse Festival
  • Women's Horse Industry Association
  • Southern States field programs
  • Numerous horse clubs
  • Various well know horse trainers
  • Multiple equine business' with speaking programs

News Media Coverage

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  • MSN News
  • People Magazine
  • AOL News
  • Today Show (online)
  • Yahoo News
  • TV News stations and newspapers across the USA
  • Tractor Supply's Out Here Magazine
  • Dressage Today 
  • Horse and Rider     
  • Western Horseman
  • United States Pony Club News 
  • EQUUS Magazine
  • The Equine Chronicle
  • The Paint Horse Journal 
  • The Quarter Horse Journal -  America' Horse
  • Practical Horseman
  • The Gaited Horse Magazine  (On cover Winter addition 2006)  
  • Horse Illustrated Livestock Magazine 
  • Horse Illustrated
  • The Yankee Pedlar
  • Natural Horse Magazine 
  • Hoofbeats Magazine 
  • The Voice
  • Columnist
  • ShowLife Magazine
  • The Angelos
  • The Charlotte Observer, Shelby Star and many newspapers across the country
    And many more....

Metcalfe's Educational/Professional Background:

  • BS in Education and former teacher and coach
  • Director of special activities in NC school system 
  • Insurance Agent
  • Public speaker 
  • Writer
  • Author

 Awards, Honorable Mentions, Accomplishments for Stolen Horse International: 

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    First to develop a searchable website for report listings for missing, lost and found horses where victims receive an unprecedented level of support.
  • First to develop the NetPosse Alert in 1997, the equine industries lost and found "Amber Alert" 
  • First to develop an all equine ID record keeping all ID registry, NetPosse Identifcation Program (NIP)
  • First to package and sell microchips directly to the consumer
  • First to develop a disaster/trail QR tag and database, the Farm ID Tag system
  • First to develop an equine specific public BOLO
  • First to develop news articels specifically related to theft, missing horses and equine ID in one place.
  • Best Use of Social Media in North America by Equine Social Media Award
  • Equine Social Media Award (3rd place) Best Charity
  • Equine Social Media Award (3rd place) Best use of Facebook
  • Developed a searchable horse auction resource on that includes vets, feed lots, kill pens and horse traders by state
  • Online support group for victims 
  • Most recently launched a free Beta disaster recovery database, NetPosse Disaster Recovery 

Awards, Honorable Mentions for Metcalfe:

  • National Collegiate Kappa Delta Sorority's Awe Inspiring Woman over 50
  • Coach of the Year - Mount Olive College (Men's Tennis Team)
  • Expert witness

Travels From: Charlotte, NC

Speaker's Fee: Contact Debi Metcalfe to learn more about custom clinic and seminar fees.