Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Opportunity Available at Windurra Eventing

 Windurra Eventing is on the search for a very specific person who wants to be part of the future of the sport of eventing in this country. Make no mistake, this position is not suitable for 99% of the people out there. 

As history shows, the majority of established eventing legends are a product of a program. I am a firm believer that the only way a talented rider turns into a champion is through thousands of hours of grueling work, surrounded by brilliant trainers, horsemanship, riders, sponsors and owners. To get a complete understanding on how to be successful in all aspects of running a business and being a great trainer, you have to immerse yourself in a system that is the equivalent to getting a university degree. This apprenticeship is more than just riding lessons, it involves years of experiencing all aspects of what it take to be America's next top eventing rider.

I am offering a working student position to a desperately hungry young rider who is committed to a long-term working agreement. To start out, we ask you to pay for your horse's hard expenses. As time goes on, this role historically has turned into a paying position with us. I believe this is a great opportunity for someone out there to get an understanding of what is involved in all aspects of eventing. This role is particularly suited to someone who is an accomplished rider who wants to learn the intricacies of the top levels. Please understand that this job involves a lot of ground work, assisting with the management of the farm and horses. 

If this sounds like something for you, please email our Operations Manager, Lindsey Taylor. 

Lindsey Taylor

Monday, March 31, 2014

For Sale: SBF Eowyn

Cross-country with Boyd Martin

SBF Eowyn is a very well bred mare is by the Dutch Warmblood stallion Riverman out of an American Thoroughbred Jer’s Princess. Wynnie carries blood from all the important jumping breeds of Europe: Voltaire, Furioso, Nimmerdor, Farn and Gotthard, all great progenitors of modern jumper breeding. Her sire, Riverman, descends from the preferent stallion Voltaire on his dam’s side and Goodtimes on his sire’s side. Voltaire was an exceptional International Grand Prix show jumper, second in the World Breeding Ranking of Showjumping Sires, with the most offspring of any stallion at the Olympic games in Atlanta and has produced some of the best show jumpers in the world.  Good Times has been influential in both the dressage and show jumping world.   Wynnie’s dam, Jer’s Princess, descends from Princequillo who is known as the best long distance runner in American Thoroughbred racing history

Wynnie as a foal

This breeding has given Wynnie incredible power, movement and scope. She is both a beautiful, supple mover -- she received a 25.8 at her first event -- and an excellent jumper, never incurring a jumping penalty.  She is scopey, careful and brave with a fabulous gallop that only needs to be ridden in the softest of snaffles. Wynnie also has a wonderful temperament, making her extremely rideable and trainable.

Wynnie placed second at the Young Event Horse three-year-old series.  This winter Wynnie started competing in Aiken, SC.  She won her first event finishing on her dressage score of 25.8; placed second in her second event finishing on her dressage score of 32.1; and won her first Novice event, finishing on her dressage score of 27.  Wynnie is the ideal horse for any rider looking to be extremely competitive in whatever event they enter while moving up the levels.  Wynnie is the sister to seven-year-old SBF Cortez who is currently competing at the Intermediate level.