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 student program. 
     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. 

     Windchase always 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 partner.

     Windchase 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 Experienced Eventers
and talented Prospects.

Need help selling your horse?
Let us do it for you!

Top quality Boarding facility
offering training for both the horse and rider.

    Windchase 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 Windchase.
     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.
     Check out these links for more info.

Working student positions opening up soon.
Learn about our program. 

Keep current with what's going on 
around Windchase.

Over 100 acres and 250 jumps.
Come school by appointment.

Follow these links for more info.

Photos of Windchase horses, riders 
and students, competing and training.

Meet the exceptional Windchase
trainers and staff.

Learn about some of the horses that 
Phyllis has competed over the years.

Below are more links to learn about Windchase. 

Come ride in the Windchase
Cross-country Derby

Read about Phyllis representing the USA at the 
Seoul Olympics with Albany II in 1988.

Learn about the traditional
Irish Sport Horse breed.

Read blogs from of some of 
Phyllis and Jineen's travel adventures.

Learn about Phyllis's most recent 
trip to Africa in 2019

See some examples of
Phyllis's Photography.

Take a virtual tour of the farm by drone.

Driving directions and contact info.

A 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 ~

Invest in the Journey, not the Destination

Windchase Eventing
Phyllis Dawson
Phone: (540) 668-6024 stable,  (540) 668-6548 home, (540) 454-3834 cell
Address: 36502 Kidwell Road, Purcellville, VA  20132  USA

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