News & Updates

6/17 Team SSB Results

Only One gets an itch while Stephen and Mrs. Abel Smith discuss his test!

6/15-16: Seneca Valley Pony Club Horse Trials (Poolesville, MD)

    • Stephen Bradley with Mimi Abel Smith’s Only One: 8th in Open Preliminary-2
    • Ashley Beheler with Jubilee: 11th in Open Beginner Novice-1
    • Assistant Melissa Hunsberger with Ballaghmore Castle C: 5th in Open Preliminary-1
    • Sandy McCormack with Rain Colony: 12th in Open Novice-2
    • Alexandra Peterson with former sale horse Captain Crunch (aka Catapult): 5th in Open Novice-2
    • Ashley Redman with former sale horse Flying Colors (aka Scribbles): 11th in YR Beginner Novice
    • Katherine Rizzo with Piper: 14th in Open Novice-2
    • Kathy Savory with Annie: 4th in Sr. Novice
    • Curran Simpson with Fernhill Flame: 4th in Open Novice-2
    • Curran Simpson with RF Cosmos: 13th in Open Novice-1
    • Lauren Sumner with Crossfire: 7th in Open Intermediate-1
    • Michaline West with Southport: 1st in Open Beginner Novice-2

Stephen and Helen discussing the course.

6/15-16: Full Gallop Farm Horse Trials (Aiken, SC)

    • Former working student Matthew Ulmer with FGF Rumblefish: 8th in Novice-A


6/15: FADS @ By Chance Farm (Union Bridge, MD)

    • Margaret McKelvy with Runsonstilts: 2nd in First Level, Test 1; 1st in First Level, Test 2 – A

6/10: Team SSB Student Results

6/8-9: The Middleburg Horse Trials (The Plains, VA)

    • Stephanie Davis with Cooley Quality Q: 16th in Open Preliminary-C
    • Sarah Gonzalez with The Great Mouse Detective: 9th in Novice Horse
    • Assistant Melissa Hunsberger with Ballaghmore Castle C: 12th in Open Preliminary-C
    • Leslie Mintz with HSH Golden Boy: 10th in Open Beginner Novice-2
    • Steph Kohr with Irisina: 4th in Open Training-1
    • Steph Kohr with Silver Ruby: 11th in Training Horse
    • Molly Sherman with Winsome: 14th in Open Preliminary-C
    • Curran Simpson with Fernhill Flame: 15th in Open Novice-1

6/8: Waredaca Starter Event (Laytonsville, MD)

    • Sandy McCormack with Rain Colony: 6th in Open Novice

Welcome Woof Wear & Toklat Originals!

Stephen is thrilled to welcome Woof Wear and Toklat Originals to Team SSB! For over twenty years, Woof Wear has been innovating and producing high quality protective products suitable for equine athletes and Stephen is so thrilled to be able to partner with this amazing company.

The Smart, Original, Pro and Sport Ranges offer products for all levels of equestrian activities, so there truly is something for everyone! Stephen has been using the Single-Lock Brushing Boots for years and prefers these for everyday work. And the Smart Range of boots are perfect for protecting the serious competition horses.

AND, as an added bonus Toklat Originals‘ Friends & Family Program offers Stephen’s clients and students a 15% off discount on all Toklat products and brands that they distribute (such as Myler, Roeckl, Irideon, Woof Wear, Bucas, T3 Saddle Pads, and Champion Helmets. Simply go to the Toklat website ( and enter your custom code* at checkout to get 15% off your entire order and free shipping!

*To receive your custom code, please email Margaret McKelvy at