Ten Broeck Farm

Orintha Ten Broeck Silva
USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist

Orintha Silva is a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist and shares nearly 40 years of equine experience through her training programs and daily presence at Ten Broeck Farm. That experience serves as the foundation of her professional philosophy: to base her business on integrity, strive for excellence and treat every student with fairness and dignity. Orintha's passion is training, and her style promotes the best possible partnership between horse and rider. She accomplishes this with excellent communication skills, equestrian expertise, natural intuition and a strong desire that trainer, student and horse mutually love the experience.

Felisberto (Phil) Silva
Professional Sport Horse Handler/Equine Transport Specialist/Horse Sales

Phil Silva was advised by Hilda Gurney to become a professional sport horse handler, after she watched him handling at a clinic over ten years ago. Since then, Phil has handled the 2007 Horse of the Year; his own Demimora MG to USDF National Reserve Champion in 2009 and 2010; and many champions at the prestigious Dressage at Devon, NEDA, and other breed shows throughout the U.S.

In 2014, Dressage at Devon awarded Phil the John "JP" Perry Memorial Perpetual Trophy, as the person who exhibits true sportsmanship and is an ambassador for equestrian sports.

In association with Dressage4Kids, Phil mentors young U.S. equestrians via the Young Breeder's Sport Horse Educational Program curriculum he helped develop. In August 2015, young Sport Horse handlers from Canada traveled to Hartpury, UK to compete at the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) International Young Breeders World Championships, held bi-annually. After working with Phil in June 2015, they posted their best results to date.

Equine Valet is Phil's domestic equine transport company, and Silva Jordan is the international equine transport business he runs with partner Marcel Jordan. Phil and his USDF silver-medalist wife Orintha operate Ten Broeck Farm Inc., recently relocated from the northeast to Palm City, Florida.

Phil is an in-demand Sport Horse handler and clinician for both the USDF; USEA; and throughout the U.S. and Canada, where he also participates in keurings and inspections.

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Marcia Donaldson
Editor, Ten Broeck Farm Electronic Newsletter

Marcia entered the world of marketing communications right after college with a mutual life insurance company. She then spent 15 very fast-paced years in the world of high tech. Anxious to finally have control over her own professional destiny, Marcia established and ran her own marketing communications business for 12 years. Having never ridden a horse other than once at a dude ranch in Colorado, it was a surprise when, at the young age of 60, she was given a riding lesson with Orintha Silva for a birthday present. The rest is history. Marcia is the co-owner of Nike, a Dutch Warmblood gelding and, she claims, “the most handsome fellow on the farm.” Marcia’s other passion is hospice volunteering. She lives in Hollis, NH.

Noreen Duffy-Granbery
Director, Programs and Events

Noreen comes from a long background in the world of advertising. She started her own company in 2002, specializing in photography, videography and advertising design. Her work has been published in national and international magazines. She has designed covers for horse show programs; designed ads for farms, trainers and horse clubs; and has created countless posters for a variety of events. Noreen met Phil and Orintha Silva at Equine Affaire three years ago and has been working with them ever since. She has owned horses for over 20 years and says she has “three too many – two quarterhorses and my soon-to-be Dressage mount, Cid, who is half Andalusian and currently in training at Ten Broeck Farm.” Noreen makes her home in Nottingham, NH. You can see some her work at www.duffyproductions.com.

Kristine Holloran
Director, Marketing Communications

Kristine has been involved with marketing efforts for 20 years and leverages experience that spans both corporate and agency environments. She is responsible for crafting our messages and producing materials to help raise awareness about our fabulous facility and services. She handles copywriting, collateral development, driving website content and works to optimize press opportunities. Her passion for horses began at age three, followed by many enjoyable years of showing and eventing throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Today she enjoys watching and coaching her daughters in the saddle with their Welsh pony “Miss K” at Ten Broeck Farm. She is also an active member of the Pepperell Horse Owners Association.

 

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