Wendy DavisWendy Davis

wdavis@ag.arizona.edu | 520.621.5663

Wendy Davis, a graduate of the Race Track Industry Program, is one of the two associate coordinators of the RTIP. She acts as the primary student advisor for the RTIP, helping students navigate through the process of getting into the University and then getting through it!

Her teaching duties include Introduction to the Animal Racing Industry, Race Track Marketing and Media Relations and Form and Function of the Equine Athlete.

Davis is the RTIP’s point person for the coordination and conduct of the Racing Officials Accreditation Program. She was also instrumental in the creation of the AQHA’s Youth Racing Program. She is currently involved in a number of university, racing and equine industry initiatives and programs including:

  • Department of Animal Sciences Equine Steering Committee, member
  • Department of Animal Sciences Scholarship/Curriculum committee, member
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Assessment Steering Committee, member
  • Racing Officials Accreditation Program, Executive Board, Secretary

  • National Animal Interest Alliance, Member

  • Turf Publicists of America, Member
  • Equine Welfare and Safety Summit Education Committee, Member

  • The Elite Program (formerly Groom Elite), Board Member
  • American Quarter Horse Association Youth Committee, Member
  • Race Track Industry Program Alumni Association, Executive Board, Vice President

Davis has extensive experience in the equine industry. For many years she owned and operated, Simpatico Farm, a full-service equine business which included breaking, training and instruction in a number of equine disciplines and activities. In addition to the training, she was also involved in the animal health side of the industry assisting in anesthesia for a large animal surgical clinic.

Current interests include competing in the sport horse division of horse shows (as time allows), raising a few thoroughbreds for the commercial yearling market and staying busy with activities sponsored by Friends of Western Art of which she is an executive board member.