After 15 years of fun, friendships, and memories at White North Stable, we are relocating Evans Equestrian! I have been privileged to be a part of the White North Stable team since 2003, starting out catch riding and grooming for Liz Porter. After a brief hiatus for 6 months, I returned in 2004 and began teaching the lesson program and developing my own dressage and eventing clients. Over the years I have made lifelong friends, developed many horses and riders, and through the many triumphs (and a few tribulations) grown as a rider, trainer and coach. Our business has become so vibrant that it became clear it was time to spread our wings. I will always cherish my time at White North, and look forward to continuing a relationship with some of the clients as well as championing the history and immense value this facility brings to the community of Hunting Valley and Northeast Ohio.
I will continue to operate out of Angela Hambrick’s beautiful River Edge Farm, where we have some new and exciting projects developing, such as additional stalls that will house our new import sales horse business, competition horses, and give us the ability to start Agassi’s legacy as a sire of superior dressage horses in the U.S. I will also be working from Fair Winds Farm owned by Ann Yan where most of my other clients and training horses will now be calling home. Ann has gone to great lengths to update Fair Winds and welcome our team, and I am thrilled about the opportunities that lay ahead. With newly replaced stall fronts, a heated/air conditioned lounge, soon to be rejuvenated wash areas, laundry, and tackrooms, 2 indoor arenas, acres of grass turnout, hacking trails and an outdoor dressage court, this will be a great place for us to train Dressage and Event horses for the future. It was purpose built as an Eventing Facility and has all the bones to make it seamless for training jumping and dressage horses alongside each other. I would like to personally thank Angela and Ann for their commitment to the future of Evans Equestrian, and look forward to this new chapter of our story.
Our winter home will continue to be the exceptional Stable View Farm in Aiken South Carolina owned by Barry and Cyndy Oliff, and I can’t thank them enough for welcoming us back the last few years to this outstanding facility. I feel very humbled to have the opportunity to work closely with and alongside Boyd and Silva Martin, Mark and Rebecca Beecher, and Nuno Santos… all of us have become wonderful friends, and enjoy working together out of the same facility in winter.
Thank you to White North Stable, all my co-workers past and present, my amazing and wonderful clients and students over the years, and the Western Reserve Land Conservancy for a fabulous fifteen years. It has been a great ride, and I am looking forward to all that’s in store for the future.