Phoebe Weseley, Owner
Phoebe is a knowledgeable horsewoman and successful amateur rider. With her mount Just Ask Me she won the 2010 Washington International Horse Show Adult Hunter Finals. She has been champion or reserve in the Adult Hunters or High Adult Jumpers showing from Vermont to Florida, including The Vermont Summer Festival, HITS Saugerties, HITS Culpeper, HITS Ocala, Winter Equestrian Festival, Tampa Tournament of Champions, Gulf Coast Winter Classics, Biltmore Horse Show, Kentucky National Horse Show, among others. Having worked with a list of great trainers, Phoebe chose to bring in Colin Syquia as her trainer at both River Run Farm locations.
Phoebe grew up in Manhattan and graduated from The Brearley School. She then attended Barnard College and graduated from Rice University in Houston, Texas. She worked as a writer and editor before running her own farm, which she’s managed for over 20 years now. In the last few years, Phoebe has enjoyed bringing along several young horses and ponies to national titles. Please see her full equestrian resume here.
Colin Syquia, Horse Show Rider and Trainer
With his genuine love for horses, competing, and participating in shows and derbies, professional equestrian and horse dealer Colin Syquia has been able to amass triumph after triumph and come out loving what he does all the more. Colin has been around horses for a great part of his life, having spent his early years in New York City where he began riding at the historic Claremont Academy. As a professional, Colin has received recognition numerous times for his impeccable horsemanship skills, and has managed to remain humble and unaffected by all the accolades that have come his way. Now based in Wellington, Florida, Colin still feels a unique thrill when competing and finds it impossible to ever hang up the saddle.
Vasile Zirnoveanu, Barn Manager
Vasile is originally from Romania, but began working with horses in Italy 18 years ago. He worked on the FEI circuit for Matteo Giunti, Christian Pitzianti, and Paolo Pomponi. In 2010 he began working for Shane Sweetnam in Europe and then travelled to the United States with Shane and Spy Coast Farm. He has been in the States ever since taking care of Grand Prix jumpers on the east coast circuit. In his spare time, he enjoys fixing up his new home in Wellington and hanging out with his fiancé, Franca Maas. His favorite horse at River Run Farm is Mind’s Eye because he’s so goofy, playful, and smart, but his favorite RRF animal by far is “Fudgie the pig!”