James Fairclough IIHead Trainer
Jimmy has ridden for some of the very best riders and owners in the world, starting in his junior career for Stal Hendrix, a world renowned sales facility in Baarlo, NL owned and operated by Paul and Emile Hendrix. After that, Jimmy attended Drew University where he was 2nd in the tournament of champions and 2008 Cacchione Cup National Champion. After Drew he went on to ride for Candice King and Skara Glen Stables, riding for her as she qualified for the Kentucky world equestrian games team. During his time with Skara Glen, Candice developed an extremely successful team of horses; Skara Glens Davos, Rebozo, Cartrier, Skara Glens Volton H, Toronto and Nikey. Jimmy then went on to ride for Olympic rider and USET chef de quipe Frank Chapot and Olympian Mary Chapot where he most notably rode Zealous, Elizabeth R and Starquest. With Starquest's first year of competition they were 6 year old Grand Champion at WEF and 6 year old Champion at Devon. Other notable riders and owners he has ridden for are Jane Clark, Mario Deslauriers, Carol Thompson, the Beerbaums, the Cudmores and Anne Kursinski.
Since joining Stone Horse Farm in 2012, he has coached the barn's horses and riders to championships ranging from local shows to WEF. He also took junior rider Kira Kerkorian from the childrens jumpers to her first grand prix in 3 short months. Along the way Kira won numerous classes during WEF on her mounts Ballypatrick Mystique and Malcolm.
Leesa MartinAssistant Trainer
Leesa brings many years of experience in riding and teaching as well as a high level of professionalism to our farm. She began winning Equitation Championships in the late 1970's and only recently has stopped showing. As an amateur, she qualified and showed at Devon, Madison Square Garden, Washington and Harrisburg. Included in her wins were Champion Equitation ribbons at the National PHA Medal Finals and NEHC.
During most of this time, Leesa was also a member of the NY Stock Exchange! Her positions included; Managing Director at Bear, Stearns & Co., Trading Floor Official and member of the Stock Exchange Hearing Panel. Since leaving the Exchange, she managed and taught at several farms including Kate Levy LLC, Ox Ridge and Silvermine.