The photos from the Chapter Challenge are now posted on Facebook. The PVDA Chapter Challenge was November 6, 2011 at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center. Boarder Josh Collier rode his horse Hot Rod. Trainer, Katie Straton, rode Turkish Dancer (aka Clairance) owned by Steven Bright and Rebekah Lusk, Steven Bright rode Laural, owned by Cheryl Swing, and Rebekah Lusk rode her horse, Hera. Here are a few of the photos that were posted.
The auction to benefit Lesley Long and her Family is now on-line at http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/2799/auctions/3132.
Auction ID: LesleyLongBenefit.
The auction closes February 15th at 11pm.
A wonderful tribute to Lesley Long was published in Eventing Nation.
Windy Oak Farm wants to thank everyone who volunteered their time and energy to help us care for Lesley’s horses and ride them over the past few weeks. We want to specially thank Janet Collier, who kept everyone organized and made sure there was always someone available to take care of the barn and spent countless hours here herself.
Lesley’s horses moved last Saturday and are now located with two of Lesley’s friends who are trainers, while they are being marketed for sale. Marti is with Natalie Hollis at Bascule Farm and Kudos and Bugatti are with Kerry Blackmer at Miles Ahead Farm. Please contact them directly if you know anyone who is interested in the horses.
The Long family is currently working on planning a celebration of Lesley Long’s life, which will be held in January. Lesley was very clear with her family during her life, that if anything ever happened to her she wanted a celebration of her life, not a mourning of her death. Her family is now fulfilling those wishes. Details will follow.
Windy Oak Farm is deeply saddened to let you know that Lesley Long passed away quietly on December 14, 2011 surrounded by her family. Lesley suffered a severe brain injury after being kicked in the head while clipping a horse at another farm. Her family, friends, and doctor’s, fought and prayed for three weeks to bring her back from the coma, but unfortunately the injury was too great.
We feel lucky to have known Lesley and to have had her at our farm, even if only for a short period of time. She was an amazing horsewoman and taught us all so much. She will be greatly missed by all her friends – horsey, human and canine. Please keep her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
Boarder Josh Collier, is pictured in the December PVDA newsletter, riding his horse Hot Rod at the PVDA Chapter Challenge. This was Josh’s first dressage show and he rode First Level Test 2 and 3 with our team. He did an excellent job and earned the high score in our team challenge test. Yeah Josh! http://www.pvda.org/
We regret to inform you that Lesley Long of LK Sporthorses, based at Windy Oak Farm, suffered a severe head injury while working with a horse at another facility on November 23. Lesley is currently in the ICU in Baltimore, stabilized, but in a coma. Your thoughts and prayers for Lesley and her family are greatly appreciated.
We also appreciate all the outpouring of support we have received from members of the horse community. We are working with her family to establish a fund for Lesley and we will have more information once it is established.
Lesley also has horses that are being sold in light of the current situation. Details are on our sale page. Finding new owners for these horses will greatly assist Lesley and her family through this difficult time.
We are praying for her speedy recovery.
Rebekah & Steve, Windy Oak Farm
Windy Oak Farm has stalls open for full care horse boarding available immediately. We have one opening in the upper barn and two openings in the lower barn. Our farm is located on 21+ acres in the rolling hills of Frederick County, approximately 5 min. outside Libertytown and close to Frederick, Mt. Airy, Union Bridge, and Westminster.
Our farm has tons of amenities, including an indoor coverall arena with mirrors, regulation size outdoor, exercise track around property, indoor matted h/c wash stall, plenty of turn-out with small herds in fields with/ 4-brd double fencing, and more. We have eventing and dressage trainers available on site or bring your own.
Learn more about us through our website or schedule a visit. We look forward to showing you our farm!