Thursday, March 8, 2012
Martin Collins USA: A Peak Inside Glenarvon Farm
Kathleen Sullivan, and her husband Dr. Andy Clark, are the owners of Glenarvon Farm, their private farm located in the heart of Kentucky horse country in Georgetown. Kathleen is an avid equestrian, who has recently returned to the sport of eventing to fulfill her competitive dreams after having spent over 20 years riding jumpers. Kathleen trains with Missy Ransehousen and Sara Shade while balancing her competitive dreams with her professional career as a SVP and Financial Advisor for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. The couple relocated from California when Dr. Clark accepted his position as CEO of Hagyard, the legendary veterinarian center in the Lexington Kentucky area.
Kathleen chose to install MC Ecotrack® as the surface for the their indoor last year. She has four horses in active work and has also held several clinics and lessons with top trainers at their facility. “Jim Kofford, a top dressage rider has given clinics and lessons to friends and family at our facility and they say it is better than any other surface that they train on. Everyone loves it, all of my trainers….jumper trainer Otis Brown, and event trainers Sara Shade and Missy Ransehousen…. they all love it!”
Kathleen also remarked that the new footing is virtually maintenance free, which has been a real plus. “We love it and enjoy riding on the surface everyday. The best part is that I’m not worried about footing maintenance and I don’t have to have my husband water and drag the ring at 5 am before he is off to his day job!” Now that’s a happy customer.
Photo credit: Susan J.Stickle