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Faudree and Mosing’s Pawlow On The Way To The United Kingdom

August 26, 2009

Pawlow(Maurice, LA and Hoffman, NC Ð August 26, 2009 - Will Faudree and Pawlow who were named to the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) high performance eventing training list earlier this year are preparing to leave for an international competition in the United Kingdom. Coach Mark Phillips and team members visited the pair while they were competing at a spring Jersey Fresh event.

All three Eventing High Performance Training Lists were updated following the spring competition season. Faudree and Pawlow were placed on the list to compete at the Blenheim Horse Trials in the United Kingdom.

Faudree and Pawlow fly out to the United Kingdom on August 31. Once there they will have eight days to prepare for the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials September 10 Ð13. Ernie's owner, Jennifer Mosing, is attending the event as well.

Will Faudree is based in Hoffman, North Carolina at his Gavilan Farm. Pawlow is a 10-year old Irish Thoroughbred gelding and is owned by Jennifer Mosing. Mosing and her family own Sterling Silver Stables in Maurice, Louisiana. This is Mosing's first sponsorship in the equestrian world although she and her family have sponsored top-bred dogs through their Nottoway Kennels.

"It's an exciting time for us," said Will Faudree. "This horse is so amazing and he is just beginning to show us what he has to give. He's an incredible athlete and we are both so lucky that Jennifer came into our lives."

The pair did their first advanced horse trial in late February and moved up quickly to the 3-star level with the selectors taking a look at them in early May. The pair has been competitive at the advanced level throughout the competition season.

Outdoor Arena, Cross Country Course Complete and Indoor Underway

June 1, 2009
There is tremendous progress being made at Sterling Silver Stables. The cross country course is complete (stay tuned for close ups) and the outdoor arena is completed as well. The indoor arena is under construction and should be completed by the end of June.

Faudree and Mosing’s Pawlow Named to USEF Eventing High Performance List

May 25, 2009
Maurice, LA and Hoffman, NC Ð Will Faudree and Pawlow have been named to the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) high performance eventing training list. Coach Mark Phillips and team members visited the pair while they were competing at the recent Jersey Fresh event.

All three Eventing High Performance Training Lists were updated following the spring competition season. Horse/Rider combinations will be invited to participate in training sessions with Mark Phillips. It is anticipated that training sessions will be held in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, and California; dates to be determined. Some horse/rider combinations will be receiving grants for European competition and training. Grant amounts will be finalized in late July.

Outdoor Arena and Cross Country Course Complete

May 24, 2009

Sterling Silver Stables is living up to its vision of creating a world-class facility.

The new outdoor arena at Sterling Silver Stables is completed. Designed and constructed by WordleyMartin, the new arena is getting rave reviews from Sterling Silver Stables riders. Craig Martin supervised the installation on-site which utilized local materials for the base and the imported footing materials.

Using a proprietary blend of footing and surfacing materials, Wordley Martin Equestrian offers premium performance horse riding rings in North America. Their arenas provide horses an ideal environment to train and compete safely and confidently. Wordley Martin Equestrian has become the choice of Olympians, USET members, Pan American Games medalists and others who value quality riding rings.

The cross country course was completed in mid-April. J. Tremaine Cooper, one of the United States most renowned cross country course designer, was on site at Sterling Silver Stables to map out a new cross country course in early February.

Cooper's plans includes a combination of permanent and portable obstacles that will enable riders and trainers to ready their horses for horse trials and three-day events. He is also incorporated hill design for the typically flat Louisiana terrain.

Sterling Silver Stables permanent obstacles include a water complex with multiple routes (in and out), a bank complex, trakehner, ditches and more. The unique flow of the course will allow a clinician to observe riders and horses moving through the course from one vantage point. This increases the training possibilities for riders and horses.

Local flavor was also built into the course. The "crawfish" obstacle is attracting lots of attention from riders and the neighbors!

Cross Country Course Underway

February 19, 2009

This week J. Tremaine Cooper, one of the United States most renowned cross country course designer, was on site at Sterling Silver Stables to map out a new cross country course.

Cooper's plans include a combination of permanent and portable obstacles that will enable riders and trainers to ready their horses for horse trials and three-day events. He is also incorporating hill design for the typically flat Louisiana terrain.

Sterling Silver Stables permanent obstacles will include a water complex with multiple routes (in and out), a bank complex, trakehner, ditches and more. The unique flow of the course will allow a clinician to observe riders and horses moving through the course from one vantage point. This increases the training possibilities for riders and horses.

Course construction begins immediately.

Sterling Silver Stables Teams Up With Will Faudree

January 11, 2009

Will FaudreeLouisiana-based Sterling Silver Stables announced that it is sponsoring Will Faudree of Gavilan Farm in Southern Pines, North Carolina.

The new equestrian operation entered into the relationship with the recent acquisition of Faudree's mount, Pawlow or “Ernie,” a 1999 Irish Thoroughbred. Ernie came to Gavilan Farm in the summer of 2007. He successfully moved up to the Intermediate level this past spring and successfully completed his first CCI** this past fall. The pair finished in sixth place on their dressage score out of 86 starters at the Fair Hill International competition in Maryland.

Faudree is ranked 19 on the 2008 overall leader board for the United States Eventing Association. “Ernie is an incredibly talented horse,” said Faudree. “This sponsorship could not have come at a more important time in the horse's career and mine. It was totally unexpected.”

Faudree recently lost his sister, Kristen, to cancer. “I see her hand in all of this,” said Faudree.

Sterling Silver Stables is located in Maurice, Louisiana and is rapidly becoming a world-class equestrian facility. Owned by the Mosing family of Youngsville, Louisiana, Sterling Silver Stables is the realization of a family dream to own and operate an equestrian center with family values for top-quality horses and ponies. Jumping, dressage and eventing are the disciplines that are the centerpiece of the operation. The family’s beloved pony, Sterling Silver, inspired the name. “Sterling” earned a special place in their hearts and helped the family discover their passion for equestrian sports. Because of “Sterling”, the family has opened its doors to horse lovers of all ages and disciplines.

The Mosing's daughters, Kaitlynn and Maddie, compete in eventing, dressage and jumping. Their best friend, Erin Montgomery, is also competing and training with the family. The Mosing family met Faudree at several clinics in Louisiana when their daughters participated in the training sessions.

Will Faudree was born on October 4, 1981 in Midland Texas. He grew up on a cattle ranch, learning to ride at a very young age. When he was about thirteen he became interested in eventing and started to compete.

After graduating high school, Will moved to Pennsylvania to ride and train with Phillip Dutton. In 2003, Will set out on his own and moved to Southern Pines, North Carolina with his dog, Kemper, where Gavilan Farm is currently based. Will also competed in the Pan American Games that same year. The team won a gold medal.

The following year, Will was named the traveling reserve for the Athens Olympic Team. Unfortunately when Will returned home from the games, he found his house and barn had been struck by lightning and burnt down. Luckily no horses were on the property at the time, but the damage was too great. Will had to find a new farm and replace almost all of his personal belongings as well as his horse equipment.

Thanks to Tex and Donna Griffin, Will and his horses had a place to live and train until he was able to purchase and renovate another facility. Will, his staff and horses moved into his current house and barn in October 2008.

Will went on to be a member of the World Equestrian Games U.S. team that finished fourth at the 2006 event that was contested in Aachen, Germany. The team narrowly missed the bronze medal by .4 point. Will finished 19th in the field of international competitors.

Will credits Antigua, a 1989 Australian TB called “Brad” as the horse who brought him to the international level. He and Will had been partners since 2002 and was his most successful horse, having run around several CCI **** the Pan American Games, and the World Equestrian Games. “The joy of all of this is that Brad was able to retire when he was sound and healthy,” said Faudree. “The opportunity to continue having the opportunity to represent the U.S. happened when Ernie arrived. I needed financial support to be able to aim that high.”

“With the continued support of people like Sterling Silver Stables, my career as an equestrian continues to grow,” said Faudree.

Will Faudree

 


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