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.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Farewell and Good Luck to Lindsey Taylor

Boyd, Shamwari and Lindsey in France for the 2014 WEG

I’d like to thank my manager and head groom for past three years, Lindsey Taylor. She’s done an incredible job at Windurra looking after the horses and the farm. We have been through the highs and lows of sport together, through an Olympic Games and World Championships, and she has done an extraordinary job taking care of the everything. Lindsey is the consummate professional and Silva and I would both like to thank her and wish her all the best for her future. 


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Boyd and Shami Finish Eight Place Individually at WEG

Final finish eighth place individually at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy. Huge thanks to all of our supporters, the US team, friends and family who have been there for Silva and I through this year. And of course to Ludgwig Svennerstal for giving Shamwari a great start in life. Special thanks to Lindsey Taylor for taking such good care of Shami. 

Congratulations as well to Kimberly Severson and Fernhill Fearless for their 23rd place finish and Sinead Halpin on Manoir de Carneville for their 38 place finish. It was a tough competition, and the US riders gave it their all.