EVENTING WITH CINDY

 

     Invest in the Journey, not the Destination.  
    
I love to ride, more than anything.  I have had a long and rewarding Eventing competition career, and I enjoyed every moment of the journey.  I still take great delight in riding, and in participating in the training of the young horses, but now as I get older, I have too many metal bits in my body and don't bounce as well as I used to, so I no longer compete. And there is nothing I like better than to to hack out around the farm, just appreciating being on the back of a good horse riding through the beautiful countryside.  
     I am very fortunate to now have Cindy Anderson-Blank in the role of Windchase trainer and competition rider. Cindy is talented and dedicated, and I am happy and proud to watch as she takes over the reins of competing the Windchase horses, and travels her own Journey.
                          ~ Phyllis ~



Cindy Anderson-Blank, Windchase trainer and competition rider.


About Cindy Anderson-Blank:
     Cindy grew up in the saddle, beginning her riding career as soon as she was old enough to hold the reins. Cindy had the privilege of growing up on a Cattle Ranch in Eastern Oregon where classic horsemanship and hard work was a part of everyday life. By age 14 she was starting horses under saddle for local clients and competing her own horses in all the disciplines the area had to offer. Cindy’s start in Eventing is a testament to her dedication and perseverance. As a high school student she routinely drove 400 miles in one day for an afternoon lesson. Serious in her quest to learn, Cindy spent 5 years as a working student for various trainers while completing a degree in Animal Science from Oregon State University, before becoming a full time professional trainer. In 2011 Cindy came to Virginia to work as head rider Windchase. From starting the babies to competing at the CIC*** level, Cindy has an impressive skill set with careful focus always placed on the partnership between horse and rider.
 



Windchase Phoenix Star


Windchase Phoenix Star
is a 2008 Windchase homebred Irish Sport Horse by Brandenburg's Windstar, owned by Phyllis Dawson.  Cindy and Phoenix have formed a successful partnership, moving up through the ranks to the Advanced and four-star level. He has a huge ground-covering stride, and is a cross-country machine.

Phoenix enjoys peppermints, massages and being groomed. He likes to for his Personal Assistant (Cindy) to fuss over him.  He has a true Irish spooky streak, and does not care for wildlife or fish. 




MHS Cooley Vegas


MHS Cooley Vegas
is a 2008 Irish Sport Horse. He competed at the one-star level in Ireland, and was imported in 2017. Cindy acquired the ride in the summer of 2018, and he is owned by the Windchase Syndicate. Cindy and 'Greg', as he is known in the barn, have developed a close partnership as they move up the levels.  Greg is talented in all three phases. He is a careful scopey jumper, and can really fly around the cross country. Like many of the good ones he is a little quirky, and generally manages to be the center of attention.

Learn about the opportunity to participate in an ownership syndicate for MHS Cooley Vegas by visiting The Windchase Syndicate page.




Windchase Faberge Star 


Windchase Faberge Star
is a 2013 Windchase homebred Irish Sport Horse mare by Brandenburg's Windstar, owned by Phyllis Dawson. She loves to run and jump. Good things can come in small packages; what this compact mare lacks in stature she makes up in heart.  Cindy started Faberge from the ground up, and the two of them have a natural partnership; they clicked together from day one. They are moving up the levels, and it will be fun to see how far they can go together.



Windchase Lionstar


Windchase Lionstar
is a 2014 Windchase homebred Irish Sport Horse by Brandenburg's Windstar, owned by Phyllis Dawson.  He is a beautiful floating mover and a fearless scopey jumper.  He is very elegant and has a sweet personality, and has been a barn favorite since he was born. This talented young horse is just starting his competition career now, and we can't wait to see how far he will go.



Windchase Starfire


Windchase Starfire
is a 2014 Windchase homebred Irish Sport Horse by Brandenburg's Windstar, owned by Phyllis Dawson.  Athletic and brave, he has all the right qualities to be a top level horse. He will move up the levels quickly, so watch for him on the leaderboards.



 


For more information on Phyllis's competitive career, visit Eventing with Phyllis.
If you are looking for horses with this quality and talent, see our Horses for Sale page.