Saturday, July 30, 2011

Worth Magazine Names Voltaire Design Founder An ‘Entrepreneur to Watch’

CONGRATS to Brice Goguet for being recognized for business savvy and creative vision

Worth Magazine, an elite financial investment publication, has selected Voltaire Design founder and president Brice Goguet as one of its “20 Entrepreneurs to Watch” in 2011.

Other young entrepreneurs featured in “The List Issue” of the magazine come from the worlds of fashion, the Internet, defense and more – industries that would be expected to show up in a high-profile investment magazine. Goguet and Voltaire Design were the only representative from the equestrian realm.

“Our criteria in selecting our ‘20 Entrepreneurs to Watch’ incorporated several elements – we were in search of viable businesses who offered exceptional products or services, entrepreneurs who were both interesting and relatively under the radar, and ventures that showed promise for the future,” said Lynsey Santimays, associate editor at Worth Magazine. “Brice and Voltaire Design hit the mark on all accounts. The bespoke saddles and boots he produces are an excellent representation of the art of craftsmanship and luxury. We were excited to have him on our entrepreneurs list, and will continue to watch what he does next.”

Citing Goguet’s creative vision in starting his own company, the magazine notes that Voltaire Design rapidly gained more than 300 clients, including two-time Olympic gold medalist Beezie Madden.

Goguet founded Voltaire Design in 2009. He oversaw the creation of a line of saddles, tall boots and accessories that combine the best French craftsmanship with a modern, fashion-forward flair.

“Building Voltaire Design from the ground up has been both thrilling and grueling,” Goguet said. “We’ve had so much positive feedback from riders, which is wonderful. To be recognized by Worth Magazine is a very nice nod.”

To learn more about Voltaire Design, visit Worth Magazine is sent to 110,000 high-net-worth individuals in the United States, and is available on newsstands. It is published by Sandow Media. 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Playland Farm to host Heath Ryan Clinic

Heath Ryan, Australian Olympic Coach, World Cup dressage rider, and international event competitor will be at Playland Farm for an exclusive two-day clinic.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

August Clinic Dates

Really quickly ...

Both clinics will be at A Bit Better Farm in Brookeville, Maryland.

Stephen Bradley on Wednesday, August 10th
Small group jump lessons (time varies depending on number of riders, but no more than 3 per group) - $110 per rider

A limited number of private lessons (dressage or jump) available for $125 per rider

Susan Graham White on Tuesday, August 16th
Private dressage lessons - $125 per rider

E-mail me at to sign up!

Helpful links:
Stephen S. Bradley Eventing

Susan Graham White Dressage

A Bit Better Farm

Sunday, July 17, 2011

2 quick videos from Loch Moy

I headed out to Loch Moy yesterday to watch MLE client Katie Wherley of Rock Solid Training and Mary Macklin of Red Hawk Eventing tackle the Intermediate courses.  They both did awesome!  Here are videos of them through the water:

Mary Macklin and Mahogany Beauto

Katie Wherley and Mr. Indiscretion

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Meet Fly Me Home (aka Fritz)

Meet Fritz, the fun new horse my friend is letting me ride.  He's the king of the long spot, so we're working on that.  But not bad for only our 3rd time jumping together.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Lissell is perfect

Check out Lissell at Southwind's Combined Test this past weekend.  She was quite pleased with herself after this and was a happy happy horse for the rest of the day.