Our Team

Without contributions from every member of this team, our dream would not be possible!

morriss1Bob and Makanah Morriss are generous co-owners of the land and facility where we train. They share our vision for harmony with horses and nature, and bring wisdom from a lifetime of insights from their work as ministers to the partnership. They enjoy riding their Norwegian Fjords on their property.




Kendall Sydnor, Jr. is supportive as co-land owner, husband to Kit, and father to Jenn. He specializes in selective farm projects and creative equipment repairs.


joeshay_sqJoe Shay is our steadfast handyman, barn assistant, and general farm steward. He brings a wide variety of experiences working with animals and people and is a talented photographer.



Ronald Fessler, DVM has 45+ years in equine practice and has been our vet for over 40 of those. He was the 2012 recipient of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association’s Outstanding Service Award.


DaveClark_sqDavid Clark is our farrier and has kept our horses’ feet in good order for the past 15 years.





We utilize other professionals as needed for consultations and other services, such as other local vets, Blue Ridge Equine Clinic in Charlottesville, VA and Integrated Veterinary Services for chiropractic/acupuncture as needed.