|Photo Credit at Bromont courtesy Horse Junkies United!|
Name: Caitlin Silliman
Hometown: Paoli, PA
WINDURRA SINCE : 6/14/2008
Head Rider/Assistant Trainer
Caitlin's love for horses started with 6 lessons for her 6th birthday. Her Mom and Grandmother were "horse crazy" as kids and this was passed on to Caitlin! She competed for the first time at 9, trained with Susie Beale in Malvern and was a member of Radnor Hunt Pony Club.
The first horse she owned (after many leases and lesson horses) was Twain, an Irish sport horse. Twain was a surprise from her parents and grandparents the spring of 2006. He was a great first horse and they competed at Young Rider's in summer 2006 where they won the team and individual Bronze medal. Twain gave Caitlin some Intermediate and 2* experience and he now lives the life of treats and luxury with Diane and Steve McBroom in Virginia.
Caitlin started training with Boyd and Silva in April of 2008 and began working for Silva in June 2008. She was Silva's groom in the Dressage world until she started working for Boyd in Fall of 2010, when she bought the best find ever, Catch A Star.
Catch A Star came to TPF for sale from Rachel Dwyer, and it was love at first sight. Caitlin was looking for an upper level eventer that had the cross country experience she needed after a 2 year reprieve in the dressage world. Catch A Star, a Holsteiner bred by Linda Payne in CA, who has shown great talent! Caitlin has had a great come back season with Catch A Star, finishing 5th in their first CCI 3* and they are savoring every bit of the experience, curently gearing up for Fair Hill CCI 3* in the fall of 2012.
Caitlin has enjoyed all of her experiences working for team Windurra which includes the wonderful, supportive clients, great co-workers, travel perks and top class training from Boyd and Silva!
While Boyd and Silva are in the UK preparing for the Olympics, Caitlin is busy at home coaching students and making sure all the horses, animals and the farm is in perfect running order. Many thanks to Caitlin and all of her hard work!!