Gry McFarlane has been in the horse business as a professional trainer and rider for over 40 years. She has produced both top riders and horses on the West Coast throughout her career. Gry has had great success in the Equitation ring with students having won every major Medal Final on the West Coast including the USET Talent Search Finals, WCE Finals, CPHA Finals, Foxfield Finals and the NorCal Finals multiple times.
Gry McFarlane has taught riders at every level of the sport of showjumping, from the crossrails to Grand Prix ring. Her recipe for success is building a strong foundation in the basics of riding focusing on discipline and the development of feel.
Gry is very proud of her long and successful track record in Northern California. She believes that a positive, detail oriented method works best for horse and rider.
Gry McFarlane is also a trainer at a premier nearby stable called the Nicasio Riding Club. Windfall Farm and the Nicasio Riding Club regularly attend competitions and various events together.
Ian McFarlane is an experienced young rider and professional who grew up riding and working for his parents Gry and Duncan McFarlane in Northern California. From a young age he has been a very competitive rider in the show ring and has learned how to develop and train horses of all ages and ability levels.
During the WEF circuit of 2017 Ian worked as an apprentice and assistant to Andrew Ramsay. Throughout this time he was able to learn from the experience of working with Ramsay and his teacher at the time, George Morris. Following the winter circuit, Ian stayed under Andrew’s guidance as they moved over into Chris Kappler’s stable. Ian spent over a year working for Kappler learning many valuable lessons of horsemanship, riding, management, and training.
Ian is now based in The Netherlands training and competing for Bosch Sporthorses. They are constantly developing a string of high quality horses which will ultimately be imported into the United States.