The spring of 2019 brought a major change to Equisential when we became full-time residents of Wellington, FL. After over 35 years of moving north and south with the seasons, we decided to make my native Florida our full-time home. So June 1st, we packed up 8 horses and our bulldog, Winston Churchill, and moved to the Palm Beach Equine Sports Complex.
There is a season for everything and the time was right for making the move. Five years ago we imported an Oldenburg, Damon’s Design from Germany as a 4-year-old. Fast forward to today and he is now schooling Grand Prix. Our hope is to prepare him for international competition and where better to do that than Wellington. The best horses and riders from all over the US and Europe meet here in the winter in preparation for the Olympic and World Equine Games. I will also be competing with 2 Lusitanos in the Grand Prix Division. Eragon VO and Destaque HI. The owner of these wonderfully talented horses, Sarah Bushong-Weeks has joined us for the winter season to watch their progress first hand.
My assistant trainer, Mary Anne Milleman, will be training and competing Grand Prix on Royal Waltz this season, looking to get the last score needed for her Gold Medal.
And last but not least, we adopted an English Bulldog rescue and named him Sir Winston Churchill (what else would you call him?) He makes us laugh everyday!