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PROLOGUE Welcome to the premier issue of Luxury Equine Magazine; a publication presented by Design Inceptions, LLC. While reading, you will be provided access into some of the most inspiring equine estates, along with some of the most distinctive equine listings around the nation. If your true love lies strictly in the equestrian world or if your passion leans more towards entertaining and elegance, you will surely be able to find your dream residence within. Whether you are a professional rider, amateur or simply a pleasure rider, Luxury Equine will be your key to attain the perfect horse to add to your dominion. Luxury Equine Magazine will allow you to glimpse into some of the most illustrious equine properties in the nation, detailing the unique amenities and requirements of a world-class estate. You will also be provided with an exclusive view of spectacular equine listings, in every discipline. In each issue of Luxury Equine, you will find 4 “Feature” articles: 1. “Featured Property” 2. “Featured Trainer” 3. “Featured Equine Rescue” 4. “Featured Equine Artist” In this particular issue, we will take you on a tour of world-famous Padua Stables in Ocala, FL and we will introduce you to Laura Robertson (owner) and Liz Hutchinson (trainer) of LR Sport Horses, LLC.You will also learn more about Amarylis Farm Equine Rescue & Sanctuary. Lastly, you will see the work of Kimerlee Curyl (equine photographer) throughout the magazine and read about her in her feature. Enjoy!

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Welcome to one of the most impressive Thoroughbred facilities in all of the world: Padua Stables, of Ocala, Florida. Numerous Graded Stakes winners and 4 Breeder’s Cup champions received their early training at this most prestigious facility that enjoys approximately 763 acres of gorgeous land.This is the perfect setting for training winners. As one approaches this prized farm, you are greeted by meticulously kept walls and fencing that surround the land and access is granted through 1 of 4 decorative, gated entries. The 8,000-square foot main residence is designed for entertaining with a gorgeous, large pool and lanai area overlooking the largest lake of the property.There are a total of 8 bedrooms and 5.5 baths making it more than ample to accommodate a large family or a large gathering of out-of-town guests. Enjoy the views of the farm or an afternoon of fishing from the boat dock and pier while sipping mint juleps and dreaming of Derby days. Padua is known for the rolling, gracious countryside it covers as well as for being rich in sunlight, spring-fed ponds, granddaddy oaks and limestone. Few other farms are as “Disney-like” in their appearance as this one due in part to the attention to detail the owners give the property. There are 3 greenhouses on site with the sole purpose of raising flowers to grace the farm. A dedicated staff is committed to keeping the property in an immaculate condition. From the inception of Padua Stables, a clear goal was in mind; ensure that the horses are in the best possible environment and that their safety and protection is given every consideration.The facilities on the property truly are state-of-the-art within the industry. There are a total of 11 pristine barns with a total of 202 stalls making this more than adequate for a large operation. In addition there is a ¾-mile dirt track and a 1-mile turf track designed by the very well-known Dennis Moore of Santa Anita, Hollywood Park, Remington, Sam Houston, Lone Star and Ruidoso. Every necessary accommodation is on site for an immediate commencement to business including numerous covered hot walkers and round pens, facilities for a stallion-breeding center, extensive training facilities and a broodmare/foaling operation.

All operations and business matters may be handled graciously and in a most refined manner at the wonderful main executive office building. This lovely 5,300-square foot building greets guests in a most sophisticated and, yet, comfortable and warm setting. With 9 private offices, a wet bar, a full kitchen plus a ½ kitchen and 4 restrooms, everyone will feel more than at home when visiting Padua Stables. It is no wonder that this property is considered one of the country’s most preeminent farms and has received the recognition it has over the years. Padua Stables is an amazing property that must be seen in person to fully understand what is in place. Features Include: • • • • • • • • • • •

fabulous ocala, florida location 763 acres 11 barns with a total of 202 stalls limestone-rich, rolling countryside granddaddy oaks breeding center training center ¾ mile dirt track underground utilities extensive site improvements boat dock and lift

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1 mile turf track covered hot walkers 5300 square foot office complex 7800 square foot owner’s estate home 1700 square foot guest house managers and staff housing (13 residences in all) 7000 square foot dormitory with 22 rooms 3 metal maintenance buildings hay and feed storage building 3 greenhouses numerous spring-fed lakes and ponds

For the ease of the new owner, the farm is being sold with full farm equipment, tools and office machinery in place. Detailed lists upon request.

$29,000,000 Carol Clark — ID: 4311714 • • • 941.350.4500 Left Top: Arial view of Padua Farms. Left Bottom: Main House. Top Left: Entrance. Top Middle: 3/4 mile dir t track. Top Right: View of pond. Bottom: Main Stables.

Real Estate Listings


Flying Dog Ranch Ed Zasacky & Lydia McIntyre 970.379.2811 or 970.309.5256 ID: 4130213

EQUESTRIAN OASIS • HALF MOON BAY, CA A rare opportunity awaits you to acquire 42 acres of expansive flat land and gently rolling hills on Highway 92. Centrally located a few miles to the peninsula on the East, the historic town of Half Moon Bay, the Ritz Carlton Hotel and the Pacific Ocean on the West. Graced with a riding arena, spectator stand, pasture fields, full dressage court and a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home plus a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment.The ranch is comprised of 4 parcels and it is under the Planned Agricultural District zoning which provides for many business uses (stables, dairies, nurseries, kennels, wineries, commercial recreation, commercial schools, etc).Seller financing and lease option available. Great opportunity to live in an idyllic setting with the option of running a business as well. Please give us a call to discuss the available options.

$2,000,000 Victor Aenlle & Leah Noher — ID: 80923614 650.558.6800 • •

HIGHLAND RANCH - WINE COUNTRY EQUESTRIAN ESTATE • PHILO, CA Privately and serenely located over the vineyards of Anderson Valley (California’s premiere appellation for Pinot Noir grapes and award-winning wines) is Highland Ranch’s 240+/- acres of post and rail fenced pastures, surrounded by groves of California Redwoods and Douglas Firs. Conveniently located close to the San Francisco Bay Area with“next door neighbor” HendyWoods State Park’s miles and miles of trails. Rides off of Highland Ranch take in visits to the giant, old-growth Redwoods along the Navarro River and (literally) hours of seeing Mother Nature’s ever-changing beauty. Ranch amenities include everything one could think of for the ultimate trail ride. Each of the 8 guest cabins are furnished with comfortable beds and cozy porches.The 125-year old farmhouse “Lodge” features a professional kitchen, large dining room, rocked fireplace in the living room, library, upstairs bedroom and bath and a large deck looking out to the pastures and orchard beyond. Staff housing and organic gardens are conveniently located near the“Lodge.”Additional amenities include an 18-stall barn with separate Mare’s barn, corrals, post and rail-fenced riding arena, round pen, 2 hard clay tennis courts, an in-ground swimming pool, clay pigeon range and Highland Lake which is stocked with Large Mouth Bass, Bluegill, Croppies and Catfish.

$6,000,000 Ernie S. Wolf — CA DRE #00637426 707.463.2719

FLYING DOG RANCH • ASPEN, CO Flying Dog Ranch is one of the last remaining original ranches in the Aspen area and after nearly 40 years, it is available for purchase. Private access into national forest land provides riding and hiking possibilities, along with hunting for deer and elk. Collins Creek and Woody Creek flow through the ranch and substantial old water rights allow irrigation of approximately 95 acres, providing lush pastures.This could be an excellent horse property.The Flying Dog Ranch property contains 4 parcels totaling 245 acres, with multiple Pitkin County, fully-approved development rights. These could be used to create a large single family home plus accessory agricultural buildings, or to design a family compound in this ranch setting. One of the tracts, containing 59 acres, is subdivided and could be sold off separately.The main tract has a heavily treed building site, with Collins Creek rushing by and expansive views of the Elk Mountains. It is in its own private canyon, far away from vehicular traffic noise.The desirability of this property is enhanced by unusual development possibilities that rarely exist in the Roaring Fork Valley; these rights have a long vesting period, valid until January 2023.

$40,404,040 Ed Zasacky & Lydia McIntyre — ID: 4130213 970.379.2811 or 970.309.5256 • or •

POTENTIAL RANCH COMPOUND • BASALT, CO This 117-acre parcel provides excellent ranch living amid pastures and fields, with views up and down the Roaring Fork Valley and of the surrounding mountains. Multiple ideal building sites offer the potential for the perfect family compound, and the fully-irrigated fields with excellent water rights help produce top quality hay. The building regulations are not as strict as other counties, and there is the possibility for a conservation easement. Access to Crown Mountain and acres of BLM land offer endless riding opportunities. Located mid-valley, just minutes from the amenities in Basalt and just 30 minutes from Aspen and world class ski areas.

$6,000,000 Evan Boenning — ID: 4277811 • • 970.379.1665

RANCHO MILAGRO • DURANGO, CO Located on 35 acres in southern Colorado near the historic college town of Durango, this custom designed and built recreational family retreat features: 6 bedrooms, 9 full baths, 2 half baths, 9,200-square feet of livable space, a separate caretaker home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,864-square feet, a 135-foot by 230-foot indoor riding arena plus 4,600-square feet of heated stalls, barn, corral, storage shed and equipment. An additional home may be built on the proper ty. Enjoy incredible views, tremendous privacy and access to world class trout fishing, hiking, skiing, biking, trail riding and the Four Corners. Offered par tially furnished. This proper ty is being sold by a Foundation and all of the proceeds go to charitable use for children.

$3,900,000 Ed Zasacky — ID: 4212343 • • 970.379.2811

WOODY CREEK RANCH • WOODY CREEK, CO Drive through the security-controlled gate to enter a secluded outdoor paradise of over 45 private acres that includes a single family home, guest home, ranch manager’s apartment, pilot’s quarters, barn, workshop, hunting and fishing lodge, authentic chuck wagon, outdoor kitchen, teepee, fire pits, decks, patios, numerous ponds, 250-foot waterfall, large meadows and gardens and incredible river frontage. There is a total of 14,000 square feet, 10 bedrooms, 9 full baths, 3 half baths and garages for five vehicles. The landscaped and manicured grounds are accented by carved wood and bronze sculptures. The 10,000-square foot barn includes multiple stalls, horse wash, loft, game room and exercise room, while the main residence features a beautiful living room with large stone wood-burning fireplace, gourmet kitchen with commercial-grade appliances, an opulent master bath with marble and etched glass details, media room with retractable screen, well-appointed office with custom built-ins and work stations and large decks and patios with idyllic views. Furniture and ranch equipment are available for separate purchase.

$13,995,000 Tom Melberg and Craig Morris — ID: 4266912 970.379.1297 or 970.379.9795 • or •

PINNACLE FARM • CORNWALL, CT Reportedly the largest post-and-beam structure built in North America in the 20th century, Pinnacle Farm has set the standard by which all horse facilities should be measured. Nestled in a private valley in Cornwall, Connecticut, this country farm is located in a secluded setting on a dead-end road, with stone walls, ponds, and is stream-hugged on 3 sides by State Forest.This magnificent site encompasses 140+/- acres of pastures, hillsides and a splendid home site. Scenic views stretch out toward New York and Massachusetts, with New York City within 2 hours. Pinnacle Farm and the 65,000-square foot, state-of-the-art facility has been home to some of the finest Friesian horses in the world. Some of the 50-stall stable’s amenities include a vet lab with x-ray facility and pharmacy storage, Belebro training mill and a farrier area - no expense has been spared constructing this one-of-a-kind and exquisite horse facility. Building construction commenced in 2001 with extensive site work done beforehand.The main house features a grand foyer, hardwood floors, stone firplace, fountains, a large rotunda, rolled bluestone, an event kitchen, large conference room and 3 fully-equipped executive offices. Other features include: a residence within the barn, equipment building (50x100x16), full-service generator sprinkler system, rubber barn flooring, breeding shed, climate-controlled storage, round pen and 9 large grass pastures. $17,500,000 Stephen Drezen — ID: 4278954 • • 860.480.5073

PADUA STABLES • OCALA, FL World-famous Padua Stables of Ocala, Florida. Numerous Graded Stakes winners and 4 Breeder’s Cup champions received their early training at this most prestigious facility that enjoys approximately 763 acres. As one approaches this prized farm, you are greeted by meticulously kept walls and fencing that surround the land and access is granted through 1 of 4 decorative, gated entries. Padua is known for the rolling, gracious countryside it covers as well as for being rich in sunlight, spring-fed ponds, granddaddy oaks and limestone.The 8,000-square foot main residence is designed for entertaining with a gorgeous, large pool and lanai area overlooking the largest lake of the property. Exceptionally nice private housing for guests, managers and staff (13 residences in all) plus a 7,000-square foot dormitory with 22 rooms allow for a large-scale operation.There are 11 pristine barns with a total of 202 stalls, as well as a ¾-mile dirt track and a 1-mile turf track and numerous covered hot walkers and round pens. Facilities are in place for a stallion-breeding center, training facility, broodmare/foaling operation and a wonderful main executive office building. Additionally there are 3 metal maintenance buildings, 3 greenhouses, underground utilities, extensive site improvements and the farm is being sold with full farm equipment, tools and office machinery in place. $29,000,000

Carol Clark — ID: 4311714 • • • 941.350.4500

100-ACRE LUXURY EQUESTRIAN ESTATE • VENICE, FL Thoroughbred facilities that will satisfy the most discriminating equestrian buyers, including 22 stables, 10 paddocks and a track. A tennis court, fabulous guest house, 8-car garage, plus equipment garages and 2 caretaker’s apartments only name a few of the other features. Pass through the natural stacked stone, secured, iron gate and imagine being transported to a pastoral landscape in Northern Italy or somewhere in Spain. Winding down the tree-lined entrance, one is in awe of the beauty of this estate and is struck in wonder when first gaining sight of the magnificent home that punctuates the landscape.This grand main home includes 5 bedrooms, 7 full and 4 half baths and is dramatic in its architectural style and detail.The main entry into the home showcases arched, custom mahogany double doors which open into the extraordinarily opulent 2-story cathedral-esque space of the great room. A 35-foot vaulted, raftered, cedar ceiling adds an overwhelming freedom to the space.The gorgeousTennessee sandstone flooring and floor-to-ceiling, double-sided, white marble stone fireplace further add to the beauty of this space. From this point on in touring the home one is in continual awe of the finishes and the most discriminating buyer will not find fault.

$13,500,000 Carol Clark — ID: 4243700 941.350.4500 • • •

GRAND PRIX FARMS AT THE EQUESTRIAN CLUB • WELLINGTON, FL Built in 2004, this beautiful property features a 2-bedroom owner’s apartment, 22 stalls, office, private quar ters for grooms and trainers, fenced paddocks and a 16,400-square foot, roofed arena. Private gates control access to the proper ty in addition to manned, 24 hour security for the Equestrian Club. The property adjoins the International Polo Club and is only 2.5 miles from the Winter Equestrian Festival site. Palm Beach International airport is 30 minutes and 10 minutes more puts you on the beach or the shops of Worth Ave.

$4,650,000 Roy Chapin — ID: R29859663 • • 561.371.9904 virtual tour —

Shary B. Akers’ equine art features the finest horse art in bronze sculpture, oils, pastel, watercolor, pencil, jewelry design and mixed media. Shary has been an equine artist for over twenty years, por traying horses of all breeds as well as many other animals.

P: 614.878.2849 F: 614.851.9653

EXQUISITE EQUESTRIAN ESTATE • CUMMING, GA This equestrian estate is located in a gated community close to Vickery/Polo Fields, Georgia; a prime Forsyth/Cumming location just north of Alpharetta. This home was built with the highest-quality materials and many custom details and offers a huge kitchen, vaulted great room, screened porch that overlooks the beautiful pool area and a master bedroom on the main level with library. Hardwood flooring throughout. There is also a separate suite over the 3-car garage, large secondary bedrooms and a finished terrace level with gym and rec room. Double 9-acre lots back to greenspace, hiking trails. Additional features include stables, riding arena, separate pastures and a pond in the rear. Seller will lease or sell.

$2,150,000 Teresa Anderson • • 404.667.4843

WHITE COLUMNS FARM • WOODSTOCK, GA This immaculate, 18+ acre equestrian estate, in prime locale is being offered for the first time. The home offers an incredible french country interior, beautiful formal entry and living and dining rooms, master suite with private office, fireplaces and spa bath. A gourmet kitchen opens to the keeping room and separate breakfast area. Exposed beams give a warm lodge feel. A stone-covered patio with outdoor kitchen overlooks the pool, waterfalls, putting green and tennis court. There is also a fullyfinished terrace level with a rec room, 2nd kitchen, home theatre and gym. Pristine equestrian facilities offer a 6-stall morton barn and arena.

$2,900,000 Kim Wilcox 404.713.6572 • •

PAVILIONS AT SEACLIFF • KILAUEA, HI Pavilions at Seacliff, an 8 acre estate adjacent to the National Kilauea Wildlife Refuge, provides Hawaiian luxury with expansive ocean vistas. The home boasts 3 spacious master suites, all with uninterrupted ocean views, plus a pool and tennis court and room for equine accessories. As a resident of the gated Seacliff community some of the finest equestrian trails on Kauai are yours to privately enjoy as you ride through the National Kilauea Wildlife Refuge at any time of the day. Or just relax in the pool and spa and watch the sun set behind the iconic Bali Hai made famous in the movie, South Pacific. For more information and a video, please visit

$5,490,000 Barbara Sloan — ID: 220153 • • • 808.651.0028

MOLOA’A BAY RANCH • MOLOAA, HI Moloa’a Bay Ranch, a 170-acre oceanfront estate, provides the canvas for you to create a picture perfect Hawaiian equestrian estate. Enjoy the ever changing vistas from a wealth of choice of locations for home sites. Meander down to the laid-back, sun-warmed white sand beach of Moloa’a Bay and the true location of Gilligan’s island. Scenic paths traverse the property so enjoy the views of a myriad of wildlife, ponds and a coconut grove. For more details, please visit

$20,000,000 Barbara Sloan — ID: 245878 • • • 808.651.0028

REBEL’S RUN FARM • PROSPECT, KY This stunning equestrian estate on 46 acres is known as Rebel’s Run.The 2-story estate home constructed in 2008 has 9,000+ square feet, 5 bedrooms and 6.5 baths.The dramatic great room and formal dining room open to the kitchen with spacious breakfast nook andhearth room.The first floor master suite has an arched and beamed ceiling and a spectacular master bath with 2 huge, custom walk-in closets, Jacuzzi tub, large custom glass shower and incredible details.Take the stained wood elevator to the 3 second floor bedrooms, each with their own full bath.The lower level hosts a 6-seat theatre, an exercise room, and a huge bar located next to the wine & bourbon room and another master suite. Walk out to a spectacular landscaped terrace and pool with a fabulous waterfall. Above the heated 4-car garage is an 850-square foot guest apartment.The allure of Rebel’s Run Farm includes an incredible wooden barn with 7 spacious stalls, feed room, finely appointed tack room, cinder block wash rack, equipment room, dormers and a vaulted great room with fireplace, kitchenette and full bath.This unsurpassed and uniquely beautiful home offers timeless elegance and a gracious way of life.

$6,250,000 Mary Lowry & Pam Hibbs — ID: 1313436 mary: 502.552.1477 or pam: 502.794.8319 •

TALISMAN FARM • GRASONVILLE, MD This truly remarkable estate is located within 15 minutes of the Bay Bridge. The proper ty encompasses 819+/- acres of pastures, farmland, tidal wetlands and woods. There are 8 residences, a manor house, tidal ponds, pool, tennis cour t and barns. This is a great oppor tunity for a family compound, hunting resor t or corporate retreat. 3+/- miles of water frontage with expansive views.

$11,950,000 Michael Hamby — ID: QA7612906 • • 410.224.7184

EQUESTRIAN DREAM ESTATE • CHESTER, NY 123-acre equestrian dream estate with a meticulously built custom home, flowing ponds, dressage and jumping arenas and stalls for 15 horses. This proper ty is enclosed by miles of elegant, whitewashed fencing and boasts a huge private pond. Enter tain your guests in this elegant home with a 19-foot floor-to-ceiling impressive see-though fireplace set in peach crystalline. Other amenities include: a spacious, open kitchen with high-end appliances and granite counters, private master suite, library, gym and so much more. Exceptional and unique.

$3,500,000 Exclusively Equine Properties, LLC • 845.294.4224

HEARTWOOD FARM ESTATE • NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA This main-line equestrian estate is eased under Willstown Conservation Trust. The property is comprised of 2 parcels, totalling 72 acres: The main house parcel includes 23.03 acres, a barn and farm manager’s residence parcel, including 48.54 acres.The main house features a gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, formal living room, solarium, den, library, billiard room, bar room, viewing room, underground shooting range and study. This unique country estate offers outdoor amenities for social gatherings and the sporting lifestyle. A flagstone veranda which runs the length of the back exterior of the house, offers one of the best views in Radnor Hunt horse country. Rolling fields provide a backdrop for shooting clay pigeon and ATV riding. Highlights include swimming pool with cabana, lit Har-Tru tennis courts, heated greenhouse, whole house generator, 25-horse stall barn with 2 tack rooms, 2 heated wash stalls and groom’s apartment,2 riding arenas,4 turnout paddocks and 3 round pens. Horse and hiking trails to Radnor Hunt.

$17,950,000 Robin Noelle Gansky — ID: 5701362 610.613.6922 • • •

THE DOUBLE N RANCH • WIMBERLEY, TX This magnificent, private ranch compound with rolling, park-like acreage lies in a valley surrounded by hills, most of which are part of the ranch. The 5900+/- square foot main house flows elegantly and comfortably with luxurious appointments. Large terraces around the pool area are framed by a watercourse with 5 waterfalls. The charming 1700+/- square foot guest house has a generous terrace overlooking the lake, inviting guests to relax and perhaps fish for bass. Enjoy the tennis cour t, putting green, lighted arena, 6-stall stable plus groom’s well-appointed living quar ters. Nearly all interior furnishings, including drapes, furniture, etc. are available for purchase, so you could almost move in as it is.

$3,800,000 Barbara Boyd • • 512.917.3333

NORTH WALES FARM • WARRENTON, VA Unparalleled in its beauty and charm, this exceptional 1,466-acre Virginia estate is surrounded by breathtaking rural countryside, yet is less than an hour to our Nation’s Capital and 45 minutes to Dulles International Airpor t. The stately Georgian-style manor house is one of America’s great homes and is situated in a private park-like setting with vistas reminiscent of the English countryside. Estate dependencies include a 2-story Georgian Revival-style stone carriage house, farm and equestrian improvements, a guesthouse, additional residences and a shooting preserve, all adding to the proper ty’s unique character and distinction. Listed on both the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register, as well as under a preservation easement, this extraordinary proper ty is in excellent condition and is a rare offering of a National treasure.

$22,950,000 Stephen T. McLean — 488372 434.295.1131 • • •


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FEATURED TRAINER Laura Robertson & Liz Hutchinson Laurel Ridge Sport Horses, LLC 951.212.4300

“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.” -Chinese Proverb When Amateur rider Laura Robertson dreamed as a child, she dreamed only of horses. Born and raised in downtown Washington D.C., she began riding in Potomac, Maryland. “At age 5, my mother asked me if I would like to take gymnastics, or soccer,” Laura recalls with a smile. “I told her I wanted to ride ponies. Ever since then, I have been grateful to her for making that happen for me.” Through the years, she graduated from the Local Shows to the “A” Circuit, and rode under the tutelage of Bill Moroney. She credits him for her understanding of confirmation, movement and work ethic, as he guided her to many wins in the Hunters until she left for Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Over the past 31 years, Laura has also ridden under and gained invaluable experience in the horse industry from some of the Nation’s top trainers such as Dianne Grod, Bernie Traurig, Paul Hauner t, Susan Hutchison, Joe Thorpe, Keri Kampsen, Niki Zamora and Liz Hutchinson. These mentors have each contributed to her countless championships and multiple Horse of the Year awards, and have fueled her desire to continue to learn and compete in the Hunter/Jumper discipline, as well as pursue an understanding of the basics of Dressage. In 2002, Laura decided to make the heart of Temecula Wine Country her permanent home and she purchased a 15-acre piece of vacant land, now known as Laurel Ridge Sport Horses, LLC. After 5 long years of negotiating with the County of Riverside, she finally obtained permits in 2007. It was then that she was able to realize her childhood dream of building a facility, complete with a 22-stall Barnmaster barn, 11 pipe corrals, jump chute, equiciser, dressage court, riding school ring and a large jumping arena with a grob and bank complex. Here, “A” Circuit trainer Liz Hutchinson operates the aptly named Stellar Farms. She has a fantastic group of clients who add even more fun and activity to the tranquil atmosphere at Laurel Ridge.

Liz grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and competed on the “A” Circuit under the tutelage of Andrew Lustig. After graduating in 1994 from the University of California, Santa Cruz, she returned full-time to the show ring and began her professional riding career. Operating as Stellar Farms for the past 11 out of 15 years, she has guided both her students and their horses to great success in the Hunter, Equitation and Jumper rings. Laura describes that Liz “is honest, hard working, and improves every horse she rides. Her horses’ health and happiness is her priority, and it definitely shows when they compete. In fact, I trust her with my own professional training, and many of her clients have leased my horses for lessons and shows while they are here for sale.” It is no wonder then that Liz has been the winner of numerous Year End Zone Awards and countless Championships across the Country — Palm Beach Masters, Raleigh, Ocala, Tuscon, Del Mar and Thermal. She believes in giving her riders a strong foundation in flatwork, and often introduces new and challenging exercises in her lessons. Her years of success has taught her that when a rider feels comfortable with the questions they encounter on course, showing becomes a positive and fun experience for everyone involved. As for the future, Laura plans on continuing to import top European Warmblood Hunters and Jumpers, preparing them for the American show circuit, and selling them to her fellow Amateur riders. In addition, she has recently opened part of the facility to Fallbrook Silver Spurs, a non-profit riding club for physically and emotionally challenged members of the community, founded and run by Jayne Olson. “I feel so lucky to have horses enrich my life, and now I have the opportunity to help someone in need. Jayne works so hard to make it possible for these children to ride, and it’s a beautiful thing to see them smiling because they’re on a horse,” says Laura. Liz is also accustomed to seeing her clients smiling, and is looking forward to the coming show year. She is currently accepting new horses in training and on consignment, and is always available to discuss what kind of program she can tailor to help you and your horse reach your riding goals. Stellar Farms at Laurel Ridge Sport Horses, LLC: “A” Circuit trainer Liz Hutchinson — View some of Laura and Liz’s sale horses on pages: 40-41, 44-47 Left Top: Laura on “Grand Avenue” — photo courtesy to Jumpshot. Left Bottom: Dressage Court & Jumping Arena Top Left: Laura and “Adante” — View this sale horse on page 40. Top Right: Liz and “Modello”

Equine Listings

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D’ANGELO • HOLLISTER, CA Elegant, Imported, Hannoverian Gelding by Defacto – Donnerhall. 11 yrs (DOB 2000). 17h, Liver Chestnut with 4 white socks and blaze. 3 very good gaits. Expressive foreleg and good ability to collect canter. He has earned top scores: 1st Level thru Prix St. George on the East Coast. Uncomplicated to ride. Very easy and consistent flying changes. His narrow build makes him suitable for a tall/or less tall rider. He would be a Top NAJYRC horse. Suitable for YR, Amateur or Professional. He is the type for the High Performance Division.

$95,000 Heidi Gaian & Pam Nelson — Villa Rosa Dressage heidi: 831.297.2621 or pam: 831.673.0584 •

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ROCKSTAR • HOLLISTER, CA Beautiful, Black, Holstiener gelding with white socks and blaze. 12 yrs (DOB 1999). Very Gentle temperament and 3 good gaits. When he was younger he was successfully shown at Training Level with scores to 74%. He is now schooling 3rd and 4th Level. Uncomplicated with good flying changes. He will be shown 3rd and 4th Level in November 2011. With his prior owner he also jumped and was quite talented. He is suitable for an amateur, young rider or professional. See his video at our website.

$25,000 Heidi Gaian — Villa Rosa Dressage • 831.297.2621

ADANTE • TEMECULA, CA 1997 16.3h Black Holsteiner gelding. Adante has had quite a variety of training in his life, from Dressage to the Hunters to Western Trail and now back to Dressage; his versatility shows what an intelligent and talented animal he is. He is a fantastic horse for an Amateur or Junior to learn on, and the perfect horse for your USDF Bronze medal. He is highly responsive to the aids and correctly executes 3rd Level movements including shoulder in, half pass and clean lead changes. His gaits are very flashy, and received 8’s at 3rd Level with a Jr rider! With a mere 2 months back in a Dressage barn he qualified at 3rd Level for the CDS Junior Championships in only 1 show, and was part of Team Gold at the Championship. Adante is currently in training and can be tried through Kimberly Monk at Dressage Warmbloods.

Call for Pricing Kimberly Monk 760.207.7117 •

BOREALIS • TEMECULA, CA 13 year old, 15.3 hand, Bavarian Warmblood gelding. Borealis has a considerable show record in the Children’s and Adult Amateur Hunters, First Year Greens and High Modified Hunters. He is a great horse to take someone from the Shor t Stirrup ring to the 3’6”. He is very easy-going, brave, fun to ride and has great ribbons in the Second Years and A/A Hunters in 2011. For sale or lease.

Priced in the Low 6 Figures Stellar Farms • 951.704.6802

FEATURED EQUINE RESCUE Amarylis Farm Equine Rescue & Sanctuary 631.537.7335

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” - Winston Churchill Amaryllis Farm has been in operation since 1989 as an educational facility who’s motto was always: ...”where horsemanship begins!” Horses were saved from auction 1-2 at a time, rehabilitated and placed in forever homes. Quality has always been the focus of Amaryllis; never quantity. The full rescue efforts began in June of 2005 in memory of Rascal: the love of my life. In 2009 we opened Long Island’s first Horse Sanctuary for senior and special needs equines in memory of Aramis. In 2010 we opened the first Farm Sanctuary on the east end in memory of Daisy. We survive day to day striving for strength and stability to ensure the horses with us now and those to come; SECURITY, PEACE and FULL CARE. Our mission is to intercept slaughter-bound former service horses, ponies and mules (lesson, children’s camp, show, race, police, carriage horses) and find them loving homes under the protection of our contract. We offer permanent sanctuary to those equines unable to adapt to an adoptive home, the elderly and special needs equines. We accept back all Amaryllis previously adopted horses when asked. This sets us apart. We have a vision for the future of every horse ever to enter Amaryllis, that they will forever be able to return to the sanctuary, never again to face harm. Help us build this sanctuary strong for them. It has become apparent over the many years that people discard horses like old clothes. Purchased or adopted. Promises are broken especially fast when a horse can no longer be ridden or ‘used’. Amaryllis is here for these horses. Our wish is to care for their ever-increasing needs as they age, while educating the community and new generations of children about the importance of the horse nation. You wouldn’t send your grandmother out into the forest with no shoes or coat and without her dentures, telling her “Happy trails, you are ‘out to pasture’ good luck!” Horses age identical to humans. They cannot eat hay and grass as their teeth worsen, they cannot deal with barefoot issues on hard terrain when their shoes are removed after 20 years. They die slow, painful, neglected deaths. We wish a high maintenance care for every horse in Amaryllis as they age: A hospice to the bridge — love to the end. We present educational lectures throughout Long Island and focus strongly on teaching children to treat all animals with dignity and compassion. The most outspoken are those who profit from their murder. The least heard are those who fight the depravity from within the barns of our nation’s rescued horses. We need YOUR VOICE and we need YOUR SUPPORT.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A HORSE’S LIFE Saving horses requires skill, time, supplies, love, patience and donations: Any donation or gift is deeply appreciated by the horses!

631.537.7335 44 Little Fresh Pond Rd Southampton, NY 11968


CARLISLE • TEMECULA, CA 6 year old, 16.3 hand, Oldenburg mare. Carlisle is a ver y willing and brave horse who excels in all 3 rings. Carly is a good mover and jumper who is scopey and handy to the jumps, yet quiet and elegant enough to pin well in the hunters. She is far beyond her years in her rideability and has been ver y successfully brought along by an amateur. She jumps 3’6” with ease, hacks well on trails (alone) and needs no show prep.

Priced to Sell Quickly in the Low 5 Figures Stellar Farms 951.704.6802 •

CAVALIER AMBASSADOR • TEMECULA, CA 6 year old, 16.3 hand, Irish Sport Horse gelding. Cavalier is a true contender in the 3’6”-3’9” Equitation ring. Currently competing ver y successfully in the 3’6” Medals, Talent Search (jumps the open water) and Junior Amateur Modified Jumpers. He has shown successfully in the 1.2 meter “S” classes in Europe. He is ver y quiet, simple and incredibly brave and advanced for his age. Cavalier has qualified for all the Adult Medal Finals and Talent Search 2011 and is currently second nationally in the USEF Adult Medal standings. He is available for Equitation Finals 2011.

Priced in the Low 6 Figures Stellar Farms • 951.704.6802

GRAMMAR SCHOOL • TEMECULA, CA 2001 16.2 1/2 h bay Westphalian mare by Nation’s Cup winner Gralshueter out of Traviata by Trajan. Grammar School was imported in 2007 from Germany, where she showed in the young jumper classes up to 1.20m. Since then, she has built up an extensive show record in the States, including top ribbons and Championships at the “A” Shows in the Childrens, Adult Amateur, and A/O Hunters, the Equitation/ Medals, and Jumper Divisions. Grammar School is well schooled on the flat with fantastic changes, and can navigate any exercise, work-off or jump-off with ease. She loves the complexity of the courses, can turn on a dime, and is ready to take her rider through the 1.10m. Her gaits are comfortable and her jump is smooth, and she’ll leave from wherever you ask her to. She has a motor and carries her own pace, letting her rider concentrate on their position. With a great work ethic and sweet disposition, Grammar School will make a fantastic addition to any trainer’s stable. She is a uniquely versatile, first class horse who can perform for her rider in all three rings, and will surely continue to pile up the ribbons for her new owner.

Call for Pricing Laurel Ridge Sport Horses, LLC 951.212.4300 • •

THE EXTORTIONIST • TEMECULA, CA 2006 16h Chestnut, unraced TB Gelding. Extor tionist’s pedigree goes back on ever y branch to one of the best Spor t Horse Sires in the breed, like Hail to Reason, Mr.Prospector, Buckpasse and Near tic. He is a beautiful horse, a lovely mover and shows a first class jump under saddle. He was ridden for 6 months as a 3 year old, had time off to relax and enjoy being a youngster after gelding and now is back in training as a spor t horse. He is always happy to please with a puppy dog personality. He is quiet and brave, and a great investment oppor tunity or simple project for a junior or an amateur to train for H/J, Dressage or Eventing.

Call for Pricing Stellar Farms • 951.704.6802

STRAWHAT • OCALA, FL Fancy 2009 Warmblood Gelding. Should mature over 16 hands. Bay with three white socks and a blaze. By “Santana” (goes back to “Sacramento Song” and “Pik Bube”) and out of “What To Do” (by Wendepunkt). Leads, bathes, cross-ties. Good elastic movement with plenty of suspension. Very athletic and eye catching. Just started in the jump chute and seems to enjoy it. Price set to increase with training.

$8,500 Candice Rich — Cav-i Farm 352.875.9686 • •

GHOST RIDER • KATY, TX Ghost Rider is sure to take your breath away. At four years old, he’s unlike anything we’ve seen in the Gypsy horse world. His official name is Hermits Ghost William. His sire is Hermits Lonely Ghost and his dam is Hermits Splash. The sire of Splash is Rocky. Quite an impressive lineage! He is registered with the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society registration #GV01684P. He is also registered with the Gypsy Horse Registry of America, number A00000844. DNA color: Red Factor E/E and Agouti A/A This unique treasure is available for a short time to the right lucky person. He has produced some amazing foals, one fine example is Lone Star a spotted bay. Photography done by Jennifer Wilkening —

Call for Pricing Erica Barton — Gypsy MVP • • 281.389.3356 more on Ghost Rider —

FEATURED EQUINE ARTIST Kimerlee Curyl 323.528.9513

“Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about.” - Unknown Loving ever ything “horse” from the moment she could breathe, the unfolding of Kimerlee’s life thus far makes perfect sense. The “Hollywood dream” moved her to the west but it was the hear t of a horse that changed ever ything. Working on both sides of the camera Kimerlee has the natural ability of capturing emotion, delivering imagery that has been described as unique, dramatic and evocative.Her first solo show debuted in Los Angeles with record breaking gallery sales. She is represented by one of the countr y’s largest fine ar t publishers, prestigious galleries, as well as international collectors. Her work has been used in numerous adver tising campaigns and product branding. Kimerlee works with all breeds of horses, travels extensively and has been for tunate to photograph some of the most beautiful and expensive horses in the world. She loves them all, yet there is a corner of her hear t that beats faster and belongs to America’s legends, our wild horses. Dedicated to the cause for many years, Kimerlee’s hope is to inspire others, not only to appreciate the beauty of the creatures, but to take an interest in helping preserve their place on this land. The same land that they allowed us to travel upon as we revolutionized this country not that many years ago. Now, sadly, America’s wild horses are facing their final stand as we continue to round them up, keep them in long-term holding and ship them off to destinations “unknown”, slaughter...we are rapidly destroying our nations heritage. Kimerlee firmly believes by the history laid behind us, that we are destroying ourselves in the process. Losing something so sacred to our histor y, so rich to the land and so majestic to our spirits, the time is now to act in their behalf. In 2004, after 15 years of pounding the hollywood pavement, Kimerlee purchased her first horse and along with that, visited a place called Return to Freedom, an American wild horse sanctuar y. “These two events saved my life. My mare who has been the best teacher I have ever experienced and Return to Freedom

is a magical place I’m extremely proud to be par t of. My hear t and soul have grown on this land, and although I travel, immersing myself into enormous herds of America’s wild horses, its here I will always come back to, suppor t and call home. Horses have taught me life’s greatest lessons. It will continue to be my deepest desire to educate through ar t and awareness. We must be the voice for these living legends, they are our heritage. We conquered and built this great nation by holding onto their manes and riding the spirits of their hear ts. To lose them would be a tragically irresponsible disrespect to our past, present and future.” Kimer lee’s wor k can be seen in many prestigious galleries and fine ar t boutiques across the countr y: LosAngeles, C A — http://www.hallwor th/Home.html Laguna Beach, C A — Memphis, TN — Pasadena, C A — http://www.sanmarinogaller To learn more about America’s wild hor ses please visit the following: http://www.wildhor sepreser Visit Kimer lee on Facebook:


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