Karen Healey Stables is pleased to announce that they have moved their training operations. Located in Somis, CA, Karen Healey Stables is now based at Whitethorne Ranch, a mature, full-care equestrian facility in a quiet, peaceful location with outstanding facilities.
The ranch is located between Moorpark and Camarillo and features boarding facilities with a total of 76 stalls. There are three year-round, large green pastures including a hand grazing pasture, five standard pastures and five large turn-outs.
“The grand prix field is beautiful, and there are lots of places to trail ride,” Healey described. “It’s a lovely, lovely place and we’re very happy to be at Whitethorne.”
When focused on competition, clients have two grand prix-sized jumping arenas with permanent water jumps, liverpools and Newcourse Jumps™; an FEI Standard sized Dressage Court with mirrors, a riding arena, longeing arena and floodlighting. Riders can take time to enjoy a walking trail and a full quarter-mile riding track edged with orange, grapefruit and pepper trees, plus currently under construction is a three-acre grass field which will have derby obstacles in addition to grand prix jumps, banks and a grob.
Whitethorne also features a specially designed 70-foot diameter European Exerciser, and a floodlit 60-foot round pen with a seven-foot wooden enclosure and double, full-height entry doors.
Karen Healey Stables Assistant Trainer and Manager Melissa Jones said, “We’re really excited to get settled into the new place. I can’t wait to watch Karen teach on the grass grand prix field. Georgy Maskrey-Segesman, her parents, and staff have been great fixing things up for us, including our new tack room. The horses are loving it here; they are so relaxed and happy.”
Healey herself noted, “One of the main reasons that we moved to Whitethorne is because they will handle all of the boarding, and we can focus solely on training. It will suit our business much better.”
Proving this to be true, riders at Karen Healey Stables had a very successful week at the Ranch & Coast Horse Show in Del Mar. Kristi Siam and her new horse Bonaparte Z won the Amateur-Owner 3’3″ Hunter Classic, while Savannah Jenkins and Winter Rose captured the Junior Hunter Classic. Karen Healey Stables riders swept the Junior/Amateur Jumper Classics as well – Kilian McGrath and Salerno won the $10,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, and Grace Shelton rode Friponnier II to the Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic win.
Karen Healey Stables will compete next at the Memorial Day Classic in Burbank, CA, on May 24-28, 2012.
Karen Healey will be based at Whitethorne Ranch along with Assistant Trainer/Barn Manager Melissa Jones and Assistant Trainer/Rider Tasha Visokay. Karen is a founding member of the USHJA Trainer Certification Program (TCP). Both Melissa and Tasha have successfully completed their USHJA TCP Certification.
Reprinted with permission from Jennifer Wood Media.