Nancy Later is Spending the Summer at Ten Broeck Farm!
Nancy Pugh Later is a successful FEI dressage competitor with extensive national and international show experience. Based in Wellington, Florida on her 10-acre farm, Heartwood South, Nancy is a highly respected trainer, instructor and competitor.
Nancy Later is spending the summer months at Ten Broeck Farm where she and her horses are escaping the Florida heat and working in comfort.
“We are thrilled to have Nancy and her team with us this summer,” said Orintha Silva. “Everyone here, riders and horses alike, are benefiting from being around someone with so much experience and knowledge. With Nancy at Ten Broeck Farm, the discipline of dressage is even more alive and well in this corner of the world.”
Nancy has a long and impressive list of riding accomplishments, which began at the tender age of six months when her parents placed her in a basket saddle on the back of Chief Snooks, and entered her in a lead line class at the Devon Horse Show in Main Line, Philadelphia. Over her early years Nancy tried all forms of equine activities, such as fox hunting, hunter shows and competitive trail riding. But it was at Devon where she first saw Grand Prix Dressage, and she was hooked. By the time she was out of high school, Nancy became a working student with U.S. Equestrian member Lendon Gray, then Belinda Nairn and two-time Olympian Jessica Ransehousen. In the 1980’s, Nancy began to steadily build a list of notable achievements. These included winning the New England Dressage Association at Prix St. George and Intermediaire I, and reserve champion at the highest level of Grand Prix in 1986, 1987 and 1989. Nancy also has her bronze, silver and gold medals with USDF.
In the early 1990’s, Nancy partnered with Oded Shimoni, a World Equestrian Games competitor, first managing their horse business and then as a rider and trainer. In 1995, Nancy qualified for the U.S. Olympic Festival with her Thoroughbred gelding, Wickenden, an event that unfortunately had to be cancelled due to a horse virus. She was on the gold medal winning Can-Am Challenge team. In the summers of 1998 and 1999, Nancy also cared for Oded’s horses during their training and competition activities in Europe. Nancy has traveled and trained extensively in Europe, including with Dutch Team member Ellen Bontje.
Nancy trained Arianne Weiss last year in the Juniors to the National Championship at Devon and this year to qualifying for the Young Riders with her mare, Du-Fox Paw.
Nancy and her FEI mount, Rubinski, won the Intermediaire I at the National Horse Show in November 2005. At the Gold Coast Opener CDI this past March, Nancy and Alexis-D, her Oldenburg mare, won all of her Intermediaire II classes and won the Grand Prix at the Gold Coast Finale. When Nancy rode Weiss Family Chiropractic’s gelding, “S” Infinity, he won the FEI 5-year-old classes. They also won the Young Horse classes at both the Palm Beach Dressage Derby and the Zada Enterprises LLC WEF Dressage Classic.
Most recently, Nancy has been receiving help with her Grand Prix horse from Olympian Michelle Gibson. Plans are being made for Michelle Gibson to do a clinic at Ten Broeck Farm this summer!
Nancy's successes as a competitor are matched by her excellent reputation in managing and caring for world class dressage horses. She is often asked by top international riders to present seminars at their stables to employees and customers.
Nancy has had three horses on the Developing Horse List, which is maintained by the United States Equestrian Team, and which also selects American teams for the Olympics and other international competitions.
Nancy and Orintha will be making frequent trips to Europe to find quality horses that will be trained and available for sale at Ten Broeck Farm and Heartwood Farm.
For more information on Nancy Later, be sure to visit her web site at NancyLaterdressagehorses.com.
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