Over the years, Soda Springs Equestrian (SSE) has increased both in establishment size and number of residents. Even though SSE, our biggest facility, has got everything one can possibly need, we discovered a need for a an establishment closer to all the show grounds. With all the driving back and forth during the show season, we noticed how our horses struggled to get enough rest. The solution was to buy a property called Melford, on which we renovated the buildings that stood there and added the rest.
SSE is head office for our business, and all sales and breedings are done here. Our best jumper prospects are sent to Melford, where Mandy and her team train them for competition and sale. While at Melford, the horses are part of the SSE Jumpers competition team and are entered in shows on a regular basis. Horses retired from sport and sales horses are sent back to SSE when they no longer have a significant part in Mandy's active show team. When back at SSE, they are either fully retired, placed in our breeding program, or they are sold or leased out. The two stables work together as one.
SODA SPRINGS EQUESTRIAN
Soda Springs Equestrian (SSE) is the heart of it all. The facility contains 53 horse stalls spread out over four stables, two outdoor arenas, one indoor arena, a horse walker, 14 paddocks and a gigantic pasture which stretches down to the sea. SSE is head office for our business, and all sales and breedings are done here. Nicholas and Chloe Audrell are owners and managing directors at SSE, and they live in the main building's second floor apartment. Oliver Grey, Julianna Levitt and Jenny Johnson-Woods are general staff and flat riders, and James Oakbury is building superintendent. Oliver and Julianna occasionally enter some competitions, as well.
Melford is where our active showjumping team resides. The facility is simpler and smaller than the grand SSE, but it is closer to all the competition grounds we travel to and therefore allows for less travel, and more rest for our horses. The facility consists of a stable with room for 22 horses, an indoor arena, an outdoor arena, a horse walker, 5 paddocks and 8 large pastures. SSE's best jumper prospects are transferred to Melford, where Mandy McAvoy and her team train them for competition and sale. While at Melford, the horses are part of the SSE Jumpers competition team and are entered in shows on a regular basis by Mandy, London Carr, and Dean Ashford. All five function as regular staff and flat riders, as well, accompanied by Shane Meyer, who is also Melford's building superintendent.
SSE and Melford are homes to a vast number of show jumpers, and you can read more about them on this page (link will come). Even though there have been great success from most, there are a few of them who deserve an honorable mention as they have been ground pillars in the success and reputation of our stables.
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