News & Updates

Working Student Opening!

With the move to the new farm, we have an opening for a working student to join the team immediately. 6 months to a 1-year commitment would be preferred, although summer positions are available on a limited basis.

Working students are immersed in the sport of eventing and can expect to travel to shows, assist in riding at the farm, and will be expected to help complete the day-to-day duties of an active training facility.

Knowledge of eventing would be helpful, but is not required. Located in The Plains, Virginia. Housing, lessons with both Stephen and Melissa, and board for 1 horse are included. If an opportunity like this appeals to you, please send a riding video and resume to

4/15 Team SSB results

Only One scoping out the cross country course!

4/13-14: Plantation Field Horse Trials (Unionville, PA)

    • Stephen Bradley with Mimi Abel Smith’s Only One: 3rd in Open Preliminary


    • Steph Kohr with Irisina: 13th in Open Training-A
    • Steph Kohr with Silver Ruby: 4th in Open Novice-B
    • Curran Simpson with Fernhill Flame: 6th in Open Novice-A


4/13-14: The Maryland Horse Trials Starter #2 (Adamstown, MD)

    • Stephanie Davis with Cooley Quality Q: 1st in Training
    • Leslie Mintz with HSH Golden Boy: 3rd in Beginner Novice-A
    • Love seeing “Scribble” and his new owner out having fun!

      Ashley Redman with former sale horse Flying Colors (aka Scribble): 5th in Jr. Beginner Novice-A

    • Katherine Rizzo with Piper: 4th in Novice-B
    • Kathy Savory with Annie: 1st in Beginner Novice-B
    • Molly Sherman with Winsome: 4th in Preliminary Combined Test

4/8 Team SSB Student Results

4/7: CDCTA Horse Trials (Berryville, VA)

    • Stephanie Davis with Cooley Quality Q: 8th in Open Training-3
    • Sandy McCormack with Rain Colony: 9th in Open Beginner Novice-1


4/5-7: Chattahoochee Hills April CCI-S & Horse Trials (Chattachoochee Hills, GA)

    • Former working student Matthew Ulmer with Uno Concerto: 6th in Open Preliminary
    • Former working student Matthew Ulmer with Wellview Mister Lux: 16th in Open Preliminary

Lessons with Kathy Newman

Stephen will be taking a few lessons with top hunter/jumper trainer Kathy Newman soon in Middleburg, Virginia and wanted to share the opportunity with anyone interested. Kathy will be here Sunday, April 7th thru Tuesday, April 9th. Just text Stephen if you’d like a lesson!

Kathy has trained numerous winners in the hunters, jumpers, equitation, and pony hunters. Her top awards as a trainer include:
WIHS Equitation Finals winner
2 VHSA Medal Finals winners
NAJYRC Individual Gold Medalist
Hunter Derby winners
Pony Finals champions
USEF Horse of the Year champions
Devon champions
WEF champions

To learn more about Kathy, visit her website HERE.

4/1 Team SSB Student Results

3/30-31: Morven Park Spring Horse Trials (Leesburg, VA)

    • Lance LeClair with Missy Clare: 4th in Open Novice-B
    • Margaret McKelvy with Runsonstilts: 13th in Open Training-A
    • Molly Sherman with Winsome: 8th in Open Training-A
    • Lauren Sumner with Crossfire: 13th in Open Intermediate