“The Louisiana Bred program serves the thoroughbred breeders in the state. It has been a privilege for me to get to know many of the breeders through my work with Louisiana Horse Magazine, and these are some of the most hard working, genuine people I know.”
Linda McLellan lives in Ponchatoula, Louisiana and came to the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association when it purchased Louisiana Horse Magazine in 1991. She was an amazing addition who had been with Louisiana Horse Magazine since 1986.
Most people know her as the editor who produces the magazine. What most people don’t know is everything she does. She develops story ideas, generates advertising sales revenue, produces print ads, designs the magazine for print and electronic distribution. This is a Herculean task that she does nearly single-handedly.
She is a woman with many talents and is constantly upgrading her skills to take on new job responsibilities. She drives the LTBA digital world and is the web master for LouisianaBred.com.
Linda is also the photographer you see at every Louisiana Bred Championship racing day at the four racetracks throughout the state. Behind that camera is consummate professional with a heart of gold and a smile as big as the sun.
She has been involved with thoroughbred horses for 30 years and the business has been her sole business occupation. She not only knows the business, she’s helped build it.
When asked what her favorite Louisiana Bred horse was; she had a tough time answering it.
“I guess it would have to be Star Guitar; with him, Evelyn Benoit brought so much positive national attention to the Louisiana Bred program.” Spoken like a true marketer who is passionate about the program.