Adam has been involved with horses for over 23 years. He is a U.S.D.F. Bronze, Silver, and Gold medalist. He has trained several horses and riders to the F.E.I. level of dressage. Adam is happy to work with horses and riders of all breeds and levels.
Winding Brook Farm is proud to introduce Marti Laramee as our new barn manager. Marti hails from Hudson, NH and comes to us with a vast amount of professional horse experience. She attended Ogontz Equestrian Center, earning both her assistant instructor certificate as well as her instructor/barn manager certificates. While a working student there, Marti also held the position of assistant barn manager. As a student, she rode in daily lessons as well as teaching several lessons/day. She received dressage instruction, combined training, as well as hunt seat lessons. In addition to teaching and riding, Marti was responsible for all of the treatments and medications to the school horses (a herd of 42).
Upon graduation, she took a position as trainer at Magnolia Forest Stables in Slidell, La. During her 14 months there she expanded the lesson program from roughly 13/week to over 97/week. She was responsible for the daily running of this 18 stall facility; feeds, turnouts, meds/treatments, riding green horses, teaching lessons, trailering to shows and coaching shows. While there she assisted the owner in starting the Gulf Coast Hunter Jumper shows. These were started as schooling shows and have grown to A rated shows.
After leaving LA, Marti worked for three years as the rider/trainer for Springhill Farms in Hermiston, OR. This was an 80 acre thoroughbred breeding and training facility. These were not racehorses, but sporthorses. Several went on to international acclaim. Polarized carried Mclain Ward to his first major young rider win. Also Lisa Jacquin campaigned the great stallion Mity Wind after retiring her own Olympic mount, For The Moment. While at Springhill Farms, Marti assisted in all aspects of the daily running of the farm. However her main responsibility was to ride and train horses. She learned to start horses under saddle and bring them along in 60-90 days to a point where most anyone could get on and ride/show them.
Another work experience of Marti’s was managing the Westbrook Hunt Club in Westbrook, CT. This is a lovely, historic training and show facility. During Marti’s term of employ there the farm hosted the Seacoast Classics I and II. Two weeks of horse shows, back to back. Marti was responsible for overseeing the daily running of the farm, teaching riding lessons, schooling client horses as well as developing, some advertising/marketing materials for the facility.
To this day, Marti loves nothing more than riding and teaching. She loves a challenge and is very good with a problem horse. She currently owns an ottb mare Markonia, whom she hunter paces, clinics, shows, and foxhunts. She is also whipper in with the Old North Bridge Hounds.
Marti is looking forward to getting to know the Winding Brook family and eager to help each of you out with your horse/horses in any manner which you may need.