Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Brewster Is For Sale!

Lisa Thomas Photo
NAME: Brewster
SEX: Gelding
HEIGHT: 16.2hh
DATE OF BIRTH: 4-26-07
SIRE: Salute the Truth (T/B)
DAM: Diamond Lion (By Busted T/B, Stream Lion ISH)
BREED: Thoroughbred/Irish Sport Horse
BREEDER: Bruce Davidson, Unionville, PA
PLACE OF BIRTH: Chesterland, Unionville, PA
OWNERS: Katie & Cuyler Walker, Unionville, Pa.

Steve Berkowitz Photo.

Brewster was born and bred at Bruce Davidson's Chesterland farm in Pennsylvania in 2007. I was riding and training Rock On Rose for Bruce at the time, and a grey gelding always caught my eye when I was there. He had an athletic look, presence and some serious movement.
I tried him as a three year old, and nearly fell off him.

I was lucky enough to have Katie and Cuyler Walker purchase the horse, and put him into training in the fall of 2010.

Katie and Cuyler are serious equine enthusiasts and supporters of Windurra USA.  They have a barn full of very impressive Cheshire foxhunters and they are also the land owners and event organizers of the Plantation Field International Horse Trials.

Steve Berkowitz Photo
Brewster is a perfect mix of 7/8 Thoroughbred, and 1/8 Irish Sport horse. He is a very exciting young horse that oozes class.  Since being in training, he has successfully gone up the levels, placing consistently in the top 10 at the Prelim level for both the 2012 & 2013 seasons. He stepped up to Intermediate at the fall 2014 Seneca Valley, finishing an impressive 7th place!

Brewster is an exceptionally bred young horse who has a lovely temperament and would be well suited to both an amateur or a professional.

USEA Record


Contact Boyd for an appointment. 610-806-2381

Seneca Valley Pony Club Fall Horse Trials

Photo Courtesy Mike McNally

Caitlin and I showed a number of horses at Seneca Valley Pony Club Horse Trials in Maryland this past weekend. We’ve got a very impressive group of young up and coming horses. One of these is SBF Eowyn, who came second in her first event at training level. She’s on the market and is a top-class horse that’s very affordable.Crackerjack had a nice quiet outing before the CIC*** at Plantation Field and Brewster and William Street had their first outing at Intermediate and were impressive considering how green they are.


7th - Brewster (Boyd)
8th - Crackerjack (Boyd)
16th - William Street (Boyd)

Open Prelim 1

14th - HH Lancaster (Boyd)

Open Training 1

5th - Ray Price (Caitlin)
7th - High Aspirations (Caitlin)
16th - Wallaroo (Caitlin)

Open Training 2

2nd - SBF Eowyn (Boyd)
3rd - Goldthorn Diamond Imprint (Caitlin)

Novice Horse

1st - Tura Lura (Boyd)

Open Novice

3rd - Boo-yah (Caitlin)
6th - Gipsy King (Boyd)
19th - Barry (Caitlin)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Rosa Cha W is Back! VADA/Nova Dressage at Morven Park

Rosa Cha W
This past weekend we showed the dressage horses at VADA/Nova Dressage at Morven Park in Virginia.

First of  all I would like to thank my two amazing new girls, Jerusha (the new lady in charge at my barn) and Jessie. They made the show run so smoothly and the horses looked amazing and were very well taken care of. Secondly of course we stayed with Melinda Walton and Larry Smith. It's like a vacation for us to stay at their beautiful farm, Melinda and Larry are pampering us every time we come! 

My very good friend Amy Heron came with us this weekend to help,and I loved having her there. I have amazing friends that support me and she is one of them; another one is Cheryl Griffith, who drove all the way to the show on Saturday to be there for Rosa's and my first show back together. Amazing. And of course my husband Bod and my girlfriends Kate Hicks and Mary Griffin are on the phone as soon as I leave the ring to make sure I am okay. The Rosa Cha syndicate members have all been fantastic, too. I am a lucky girl!!

It feels so great to be back! Now that I showed Rosa Cha again it really feels like it, too! To me it feels like it has been a huge amount of time recovering from my accident . It really has not been that long - six months now - and I feel like I am getting stronger and stronger every day now, and most importantly, I will be back to the same level of performance. There are a lot of ups and downs in recovery, but you have to look forward and make happen what you want to make happen. Nobody can do that for you.

Rosa Cha and I have a strong relationship because I have had her all her life and Boyd and I started her as a baby. She was so amazing for me this weekend. We won the PSG on Saturday with 71%. I was very proud of that because it was a fairly big class and we had some good competition. Second was JJ Tate, who is one of my favorite riders around and an amazing competitor. She was truly so happy for me that day and I'm very grateful. The next day she got me, though! She won the I-1 with 70% and I was second with 68.9%. JJ deserves every bit of that win and coming second to her is an honor.

Of course I showed two of my favorite horses, Benefactor RRS and Danka Shoene RRS, owned and bred by Melinda and Larry. Benny was a superstar, winning both second level test 3 classes with 73% and 77%. Danka Shoene was better then ever (I know it's hard to believe) . He scored 74% in training level test 3 to finish third.

If anybody is looking for a very special partner, he is your horse!!

Our "barn mom" Pam Murphy rode her perfect Rio Royal!! They looked so beautiful together and won the first test with 71%. In the second test Rio was a little tense because the wind had picked up and the tents were flapping but they still did a very nice test to win the amateur division. Now we have to work on polishing those two up before the regional championships in NC.

Jessie rode Min in training level on Saturday to take home a blue and on Sunday, Thayer also cleaned up in first level!! Jessie is a very talented young rider and I will make her into a experienced rider in no time.

I also took Estival to Morven Park . I only schooled him there to ride him some where else before Devon.

He really is very special horse with so much talent! His owner Kirsten Jepp came to watch us work, which was so nice. Kirsten is also from Germany and it is nice for me to speak German with her. I have big hopes for him to have a lot of success at Devon in the 3-year-old class!

Thanks to all of my friends and supporters for making this all possible, with a special shout-out to Devon, who's keeping everything in order back home. I couldn't do this without her - I know that the farm is in good hands while I'm away, with Devon looking after things. Thank you Devon!


Monday, September 8, 2014

Advanced Horse New Cadet For Sale

New Cadet at Five Forks. Allie Conrad Photo

New Cadet just placed 11th in his very first advanced horse trials with a clear cross-country run at Five Points (NC). This is an exceptionally talented horse who is brave cross-country and best suited to an experienced rider. He is still green, but improving all the time. 

Now offered at $55k

Please contact Boyd to schedule an appointment and find out if he is the right horse for you: 610-806-2381

NAME: New Cadet
SEX: Gelding
HEIGHT: 16.2hh
DATE OF BIRTH: 4-23-05
SIRE: Private Terms
DAM: Couloir (by Nepal)
BREED: American Thoroughbred
BREEDER: Jimmy Hawkins

OWNER: Mrs. Anne Hennessey, VT

Friday, September 5, 2014

Changing of the Guard at Windurra Dressage

We are experiencing some big changes here at Windurra Dressage, with my three wonderful girls moving on to the next phase of their lives.

 The plan for Gracia Huenefeld was always that she would be working for me for two years and then going home to Nebraska. She’s a wonderful girl, talented with her horses, and a very hard worker. She has a big family in Nebraska and wants do a riding school there. She’s very good with people and horses, so she has all the pieces to make it work.

Scout Ford went back to college, which was also always the plan. She wants to learn something academically before the riding – she’s a very talented rider and I was hoping she would stay, but she made a good decision returning to school. I miss her very much but I know that she’s taking care of all the things she needs to do, and I think I’ll be seeing her around again in the future!

Kymmy Pullen is probably one of my longest employees, she’s been with me for many years. She’s come a long way in her riding and she’s honest, reliable and fabulous in many ways. She is starting her own business in Exton, PA and I know it’s not easy to go out on your own, but she has what it takes and hopefully her business will take off running.

My new working student Jerusha’s parents just bought a place here in Coatesville, PA. She’s a great person and reminds me a lot of Gracia. She has  taken over a lot of the barn managing and is organizing things, which is GREAT. Also Jessie Crosby, who rode with my friend Michelle Folden in Charleston, has just arrived. Jessie has already improved and come along way, but her goal is to be the best rider she can be. Also Devon Seery is back! She is studying at the University of Delaware and has worked out her schedule so she can come to the barn and work most days. Devon is probably one of the smartest people I know; she finished high school while she was working for me and is doing a bit the same now, so I’m sure she can handle it!

A huge thanks to all the girls for being there for me through this challenging year. They have been with me through a lot of good and bad times, and I am so grateful for their hard work and support. I wish them all the best!


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Coming Soon: Plantation Field!

Finn McCool SOLD

We are pleased to announce that Finn McCool has been sold to an Adult Amateur rider from Ohio. Silva and I would like to thank Craig and Gloria Callen for putting the horse with us for the past year, and we wish his new owner, Valerie Lopez, all the best.