Windchase is an Eventing
Stable in Purcellville, VA, owned and operated by
International Event rider Phyllis Dawson.
Our horse farm specializes in
Event horses for sale, training event horses, horse
boarding, and breeding event horses. We offer riding
lessons with ICP instructors, and an excellent working
Windchase is a complete
facility, with excellent stables, large indoor and outdoor
riding arenas, spacious pastures, cross-country courses,
and lovely hacking. Windchase
offers first-rate facilities and top level training for
both the horse and the rider.
Windchase is situated on 267
acres in the beautiful western Loudoun County countryside,
in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are located in
Hillsboro, VA, about 15 minutes from Purcellville, and 25 minutes northwest of Leesburg,
VA. We are
convenient to Northern Virginia and the Washington, DC
area, and are just over the river from Maryland and West Virginia. We are
approximately 15 minutes from Charles Town, WV, and about
a half-hour from Dulles Airport, Middleburg, VA, or
Frederick, MD. Centrally located in USEA
Area II, Windchase is convenient to the mid-Atlantic area.
Phyllis Dawson and Albany
II representing the United States
at the Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea, 1988.
Phyllis competed at the
highest levels of Three-day Eventing for over thirty years.
She had success on many different horses, most all of whom
she trained herself. In
1988 Phyllis represented the United States in the Olympic Games in
Seoul, Korea, riding Albany II, finishing tenth overall, the best
of the Americans Eventers. She
also rode for the United States Equestrian Team in 1997,
successfully competing Snowy River in the Open European
Championships at Burghley, England. With the help of her mother
Grace, Phyllis founded Windchase in 1986, and has built it into
the lovely Eventing and Boarding facility it is today.
Trainer Molly Kinnamon is an accomplished
Advanced Level competitor and successful Eventing coach. She
trains and teaches many of the Windchase horses and riders.
Whether schooling one of the youngsters, supervising the running
of the barn, training the sale horses, or coaching Windchase
students, Molly keeps her schedule busy and accomplishes a huge
amount every day.
has an excellent selection of Event
horses for sale, ranging from talented young prospects to
successful experienced competition horses. Our horses are
always represented honestly; it is very important to us to help
the rider find the right horse, and we make every effort to help
ensure a suitable match that will result in a successful
partnership. We specialize in Event horses and prospects, and
we also provide horses for dressage, hunter/jumper, foxhunting and pleasure
riding. We generally have horses suitable for a wide range of
riders, and in a variety of price ranges.
Need help selling
your current horse? We can do that for you! Our expert
staff will present your horse at its best to help find his next
offers first-rate boarding facilities and top level training for
both the horse and the rider. Send your horse for training, or
come board him with us. We
specialize in schooling horses and riders of all levels.
We also have a fantastic Working Student program
for dedicated students who are serious about learning all aspects of
the horse business.
Follow these links for more info.
See our selection of
and talented Prospects.
Need help selling your horse?
Let us do it for you!
Top quality Boarding
offering training for both the horse and rider.
has a super Working Student program. Phyllis is
certified at the highest level of the United States Eventing
Association's Instructor's Certification Program, and is a member of
the ICP Faculty. The other members of our excellent training staff
are Lisa Bauman, Jineen Reed and Clara Lenhart.
Windchase News is a great way to keep up with what's going on at
We also have opened up our
excellent Cross-country course for schooling by appointment. the
100-acre course features banks, mounds, coffins, accuracy questions
and a state of the art Water Complex.
these links for more info.
Working student positions opening
Learn about our program.
Keep current with what's
Over 100 acres and 250 jumps.
Come school by appointment.
Follow these links for more info.
Windchase horses, riders
and students, competing and training.
trainers and staff.
some of the horses that
Phyllis has competed over the years.
Below are more links to learn about Windchase.
Come ride in
Phyllis representing the USA at the
Seoul Olympics with Albany II in 1988.
Irish Sport Horse breed.
blogs from of some
Phyllis and Jineen's travel adventures.
Learn about Phyllis's most recent
trip to Africa in 2019
Take a virtual tour of the
farm by drone.
directions and contact info.
lighthearted look at some of
our less dignified moments.
"Windchase is located in a beautiful little
valley beside the Blue Ridge, known locally as 'Between
the Hills.' There
is something special about this particular spot on the
earth, something peaceful, almost magical.
Horses are happy at Windchase, and people are too.
There is not a day that goes by that I don't ride
around the farm and think how lucky I am to be here.
I invite you to come out and join us, and
experience a bit of the Windchase Magic."
~ Phyllis ~
in the Journey, not the Destination
Phone: (540) 668-6024 stable, (540) 668-6548 home, (540)
Address: 36502 Kidwell Road, Purcellville, VA 20132 USA
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