the horses

Charlie Murray

Charlie is the horse I've dreamed of since I was a little girl. He is a 2009 model OTTB by First Samurai out of Shahalo (by Halo) who enjoyed a lengthy racing career, retiring sound in August 2016 before coming to me in September 2016. 

It's been an incredible journey with this special horse. Charlie has learned to be a do-everything, all round type of horse. He's a phenomenal cross country horse, the most fun in show jumping, plus a packer on the trail and safe and happy galloping in company at hunter paces. More than anything else, he's just a downright pleasant horse to be around.

Charlie is brave and uncomplicated, and in turn makes me feel brave too. He's taught me so much about what it means to build a riding partner from the ground up, and has inspired me to dream bigger than ever before -- including carrying me over the biggest jumps of my life! I look forward to enjoying him for years to come <3 




Doozy joined the herd in August 2023 after retiring from track life earlier in the summer. She's a 2018 model by Big Brown out of Toga Tiger (Hold That Tiger). She's incredibly sweet and personable, and eager to make friends with everyone she meets. 

Mondeuse has taken to training for the sport horse lifestyle super well and is very forward thinking. I'm really excited to embark on the restarting journey again, and have high hopes that this promising mare will blow us all away when she's ready to take center stage!


Isabel's Charm

Isabel is a 2002 chestnut Arabian mare. In a word: she is GAME. 

She and I spent four transformative years together (for both of us) from Oct 2012 - Oct 2016 under a lease agreement. Complete with transforming Isabel from primarily a pasture puff trail horse to a winning novice event horse. 

Izzy taught me so much about riding - from what contact really means, how to ride ditch and bank combinations, and the fact that horses love brush fences (even if they are giant). She introduced me to 3' show jumping and 1st/2nd level dressage, despite having never done either previously in her life. 

She's a very special mare and holds a dear place in my heart.