Colorado Horse Park Welcomes Mary Sayre and North Woods Farm

Mary Sayre.

Parker, CO – April 21, 2014 – Colorado Horse Park is pleased to announce that Mary Sayre and her North Woods Farm will move their operation to the park. Sayre, who hails from Rockford, IL, began showing and riding in the ponies in the Chicago area when she was 9 years old, then she moved up to the junior hunters. She became a professional at 18 and has been at it for 32 years. Sayre discovered Colorado on ski trips and fell in love with the area. She is head trainer of North Woods Farm and recently made the decision to move her business to the Colorado Horse Park.

“We’re there showing all the time and it will make my life so much easier,” Sayre said. “We are literally there three weeks out of every month in the summer. They have been very welcoming and accommodating. Plus, we will have everything that the Colorado Horse Park has to offer, such as all the wonderful rings with great footing, the trails and the beautiful scenery. We’re excited about being at the Colorado Horse Park!”

Sayre, who has two grown sons, has many children and juniors in her client roster and is particularly gifted at pairing horses and riders.

“I have a lot of kids, a lot of ponies, children’s and junior hunters and I have some adults,” Sayre said of her clients. “They are successful in the show ring because they work really hard. We try to have a lot of fun.

“My whole career I have been told that I have the amazing ability for matching people with the right horse,” Sayre continued. “I feel blessed that I can do that. There are a lot of horses in our barn that we think that they actually look like their owner. They have the same eyes or some other feature. It is uncanny.”

Sayre's client Marisa Haag on her mare Taylor Made 2013 Zone 8 Champions in the Amateur Adult Hunters 18-35.
Sayre’s client Marisa Haag on her mare Taylor Made 2013 Zone 8 Champions in the Amateur Adult Hunters 18-35.

Sayre and her clients have had multiple year-end championships. She said that the secret to their success is that they set goals and they’ve been able to meet those goals. Some of her young clients don’t do a great deal of showing while others set their sights on year-end honors.

“We’ve had lots of success,” Sayre said. “We work hard but have fun. I do this because I like horses and I like working with the kids. I like my job. I am so fortunate to do this for a living.”

Sayre and her clients will move to the Horse Park and enjoy the spring and summer shows from their new home.

“Carole (Kenney, equine manager) and Helen (Krieble, founder and president) have made the transition to Colorado Horse Park really easy,” Sayre said. “We all look forward to enjoying Colorado Horse Park.”

About the Colorado Horse Park

Celebrating its 21th Anniversary, the Colorado Horse Park was founded by visionary Helen Krieble who acknowledged the need for a high-volume horse show and horse boarding facility to serve Colorado. The Colorado Horse Park welcomes more than 35,000 visitors per year and hosts over 40 competitions annually. CHP features a derby arena designed by Olympic-designer Linda Allen and a cross-country course designed by Olympic Gold Medalist, David O’Connor. There are 300 permanent stalls with capacity to house more than 1,000.

The picturesque property, located only minutes from the town of Parker, hosts international equestrian events in multiple disciplines. Visitors enjoy the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountain surroundings and access to miles of trails and open space. The Colorado Horse Park is committed to supporting equestrian education and amateur athletics, preserving open space, fundraising for local charities and supporting the community.

Visit CHP at: http://coloradohorsepark.com/.

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