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Windurra USA Facility & XC Course

windurragateSmallWindurra, is the main training center for Boyd and Silva, where their horses are based for the majority of the year. The farm is 75+ acres, set in the heart of Chester County Hunt Country in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

The farm features a superb Grand Prix size dressage ring, complete with mirrors on the short side and the state of the art Atwood Pinnacle Footing. The jumping ring is one of the larger arenas in Pennsylvania measuring 150 x 300 ft, also featuring an Atwood Surfaces created with imported fibers from Europe in their Euro Tex Footing. There is also a six foot round pen, specifically designed to safely start young horses.

Horizon Structures, a local Amish construction company, have not only provided the viewing deck and gazebo at the rings, but also safe, well-ventilated stabling for both Silva and Boyd’s horses.  The location of the farm is brilliant, bordering 3000 acres of protected land and the horses are training on arguably the best hill country in America.  With such a large farm, there is excellent turnout for all horses, in addition to our professional cross country course which is open for schooling on the property.

CROSS COUNTRY SCHOOLING:

Our beautiful facilities at Windurra boast a 40-acre cross-country schooling course with all levels and difficulties, from Beginner novice through Four-Star level jumps, all constructed by ETB Equine Construction (www.etbjump.com). Most of the jumps are portables that we move around on a weekly basis, so you’ll always find something new and interesting to do. Our fixed fences include six open ditches, Trakehners, water complexes, coffins and sunken roads as well as four keyhole fences from Beginner Novice up to Advanced size.

Schooling Fee: $60/horse. There’s a mailbox under the big tree on the main driveway which has waivers that need to be signed for each rider. Please deposit your check here before getting on your horse.  Payment is expected on the day, no excuses! All riders must sign a waiver before riding, every time, no exceptions.

This drone video was filmed before the completion of our new Attwood Equestrian training track, but it offers a great view of the property.  We will be updating the drone coverage of the facility after the completion of our recent spring 2016 video shoot.

 

Above photo credits Lisa Thomas

DitchComplex2Coaches and clinicians are welcome to teach students at any time. Please no motorized vehicles on the course. We are obsessed with keeping the footing as pristine as possible.

Coaches: please collect all students’ schooling fees and deposit in the mailbox to ensure no misunderstandings.

If you are coming to take a lesson or XC school at the farm, please print off and sign a copy of the following HOLD HARMLESS RELEASE or make sure that you sign a copy that is at the farm!

The course is never closed in season due to bad weather, as riding in muddy conditions is something riders and horses need to get used to. Obviously you should ride at your own risk and use your own judgment in slippery conditions. The course is generally closed from November until early March due to winter conditions.

FEE:  $60/HORSE

DIRECTIONS to Cross Country Course Schooling:
Windurra USA, 2037 Newport Gap Pike (Rt 41) | Cochranville, PA, 19330

Parking: Please park on the grass at the edge of the driveway. Do no park in the field.

Horse Care: Please bring your own jugs of water to sponge your horses down/water horses after schooling is complete.

DressageRingRosesCoach recommendations: Sally Cousins and Matt Brown are teaching cross-country lessons for riders of all levels every week. I highly recommend both of these coaches. Please call or text Sally at 610-324-6628 and Matt at 707-480-4501. You may also contact Boyd at 610-806-2381.

Please understand that cross-country schooling has an element of danger and risk. You are welcome to use our course but must accept full responsibility if something does not go well.

 

GPS ADDRESS MAIN ENTRANCE – TRAILERS :
Windurra USA, 2037 Newport Gap Pike (Rt 41) | Cochranville, PA, 19330

POSTAL ADDRESS (No Trailers)
57 Gibble Road
Cochranville, PA 19330

Directions from Route 1:
Take Oxford exit, at Route 10, heading north. Continue to follow Route 10 through the town of Cochranville, turn right at stoplight, Gap-Newport Pike/Route 41. Follow Route 41 until you see four rail fencing on your left. Entrance to the farm is directly across from Faggs Manor Road.

Thank you to Joan Fenton for all the beautiful farm photos for our photo gallery!!

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