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For Will’s cherished owners, the password activated access system means that you can log into your own private account to view the latest photos & videos of your horses, be it a final gallop or jump school before a three-day event, or a recent dressage test or jumping performance.
For fans, horse-shoppers, and everyday supporters, there are pictures and videos available for all of Will’s competition horses, as well as pedigrees, physical descriptions, and general comments. Clicking on the pictures in the Image Gallery takes you through to the sites of renowned 'Equestrian Photographers' like Shannon Brinkman, Josh Walker, Fiona Scott Maxwell and Shaw Shot, where you can buy the pictures online. For sponsors, this website offers an exclusive opportunity to address a global audience around the clock, providing an attention-grabbing medium for attracting interest to some of the many products that Will proudly endorses.
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Starting with the arena, the 26,000 square foot all-purpose school has a new Wordley and Martin surface, regularly maintained and watered for optimal footing. The irrigation system is in-built to ensure year round good going. This beautiful light sand mixture is used extensively at many World Cup Show Jumping sites throughout Europe and the U.S., and provides a wonderful training surface for our horses both on the flat and over the jumps.
Recently, we leveled and sodded another 15,000 square feet for an international-size turf dressage arena. The turf has just settled in enough this spring of 2010 to probably allow us to utilize it in our training program. Our ability to irrigate this area will also ensure that the going remains excellent, regardless of the weather.
A large training field also exists, providing numerous cross-country questions. Ditches, banks, corners, skinnies, and tables of varying size and difficulty provide all that you would need to develop young horses or school experienced campaigners. Constant seeding, fertilizing, and mowing keep this field in pristine condition year-round.
A lot of effort has gone into making our training facility truly world class. From our footing in the arena, to our half-mile turf hill gallop, the dressage school, our cross-country training field, our barn and feeding program, plus our 6-horse walker currently being installed, we are able to manage a barn of 18 horses with the efficiency and commitment to detail that is seriously unparalleled elsewhere in this country.
CARE AND MANAGEMENT
It all starts with my barn manager, Shannon Kinsley, whose experience level in the venting world is extensive. She worked for a stint at the O’Connor Eventing Team caring for Ms. Mars’ young horses and helping run one of the most storied eventing operations in the country. She also groomed at last year’s Pan American Games, where her charge , Harbour Pilot not only was part of the Gold medal-winning team, he also won Individual Silver. I convinced Sara to bring her talents to Charlottesville after she looked after Twizzel last year in England. Twizzel loves Sara - and so does the rest of the team (both two and four footed) at Tivoli.
Shannon oversees all of the care and management in conjunction with Will ensuring that the horses at Tivoli want for nothing.
Beyond the feeding and grooming, Shannon and the rest of our team (learn more about them here : http://www.willcolemanequestrian.com/team-will-coleman.asp)
are capable of so much to help our horses weather the intensity of competing and training as an event horse. Whether its pulsating ultrasound therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, laser treatments, chiropractic stretching, we can perform such an array of therapies that I have no doubt that at any horse show, no horses feel better than mine, and I think it shows up, particularly when you watch my horses jog and jump on Sunday.
Shannon's ability to run the barn efficiently and effectively, while always smiling, allows me the peace of mind to focus on being the best horse trainer I can be. We have such a great group of conscientious people in our barn that it makes my job much easier. The rider is just the cover of the book, and without a really good team and manager in the background, I can promise you, the most talented rider will be limited in his or her successes. I am lucky to have her and the rest of our staff, and any success we have in the next few years will be directly associated with her and everyone here at Tivoli who contribute so generously to all the horses.
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