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Lara Brown - Woodinville WA
(425) 785-9290 - Larabrown@windermere.com
I caught the pony bug at the age of fifteen back in 1998. A short while later I met Tammy Burgin-Reitzell of Farmore Farms. Tammy has been an incredible mentor over the years, teaching me all about Welsh bloodlines, conformation, showing on the line, nutrition, handling of youngstock, etc. Eventually Tammy made a trip to Wales and came home with *Telynau Royal Charter. For the pony enthusiasts out there, Charter needs no introduction. He has been a major influence in my choice of purchases, producing some of the best hunter ponies in the country.
After high school, I took a few years off from the A show circuit while completing my degree in Business Administration at the University of Oregon. I was fortunate enough to take my ponies with me to college. From there I spent two years working for grand prix rider and trainer Carol Wright. Carol has one of the most natural feels for a horse that I have ever seen.
An opportunity arose that led to a life changing position with Cara Anthony of Potcreek Meadow Farm in Seattle, WA. I spent the next 4.5 years traveling to shows and competing all over the West Coast, Canada and at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Palm Beach, FL. That is something a horse crazy girl from Sacramento, CA, would never imagine doing!
In 2014, I decided to make a change and now sell real estate full time in the Seattle area with Windermere. I am fortunate enough to still be able to keep my pony business on the side. The real estate allows me to train one or two at a time. Everyone knows I like a pretty face, top mover and a darn good jumper. I pride myself on selling well bred, quiet and athletic ponies. I think I have the mix right. The proof is in the pudding.
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