Sunday, August 21, 2011

57 Gibble Road!

I was finally able to coordinate schedules with Boyd and Silva for a visit to their new farm at 57 Gibble Rd.  The property entrance sits well off the main road and is tucked back amongst other horse farms and corn fields, which offers great privacy.  The farm was formerly owned by Kirstie & Doug Grabosky,  another Chester County couple who are actively involved in horse sport as well.

The place was absolutely brimming with activity when I arrived on Wednesday afternoon.  Silva has her dressage horses set up in the main barn, with her girls Devon, Kymmie and Ashleigh working hard by her side.  Silva was also busy teaching lessons in their beautiful new ring, where Boyd joined her for flat work on a few of the younger horses, including Brewster and Quinn Himself.  We also hacked down the driveway & across the street to their neighbor's, Dr. Suzanne Kloud, who is an accomplished upper level rider as well.  Suzanne has designed a beautiful field stone barn & home, along with a great stadium ring where Boyd and crew school over fences.  There are also big plans to construct a new XC course on her adjoining piece of land, so it seems that she and Boyd have struck up a terrific partnership.  I'm ready to get out there to help build some fences!

Boyd has done quite the job of importing an enormous amount of portable barns in order to create his eventing facility between the main barn and the dressage ring.  The upper barns were clipping along at a fast pace, with Caitlin and Lindsay prepping horses, while Neville received his acupuncture treatment.  Every time I see that horse looking so healthy and vibrant, I have to pinch myself because of his amazing tenacity and heart.   I can't wait to cheer on Boyd and his wild eyed partner during their trip to Burghley, as we all know that the entire equestrian world is rallying behind them!

I hope you enjoy the slide show, which will give you a little glimpse into their new home and facility!

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