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Glenbaer Farm is a multifaceted equestrian operation located in the Sandhills of central North Carolina. With the guidance of eight-time Olympian J. Michael Plumb and professional Andrea St.Hilaire-Glenn, Glenbaer embraces a comprehensive program that provides quality horsemanship in breeding, training, and competition.
The original Glenbaer Farm, located in Carthage, NC, houses the breeding and boarding facilities, as well as a full training setup with spacious arenas and cross-country field. Andrea operates a full training and breeding program that produces athletic, correct Thoroughbreds, Thoroughbred crosses, and Irish Sport Horses, all with futures in eventing, show hunters, and field hunting. Six broodmares and one stallion currently comprise the breeding program, with three mares due to foal in late spring of 2013.
Glenbaer's "satellite" location is JMP Farm and contiguous Hunter Grove, conveniently situated in historical Southern Pines, NC. Comprehensive training and instruction with J. Michael Plumb and Andrea provide a methodical, compassionate schooling approach for horses and riders of all ages and disciplines. The meticulous horsemanship illustrates the dedication, integrity, and commitment to horses and equestrian sport.
March 21: To date, 2013 has been an incredible year for the Glenbaer and JMP programs. Zizi has had an excellent spring at Training level, and will hopefully be moving up to Preliminary next month. More pictures can be seen on Zizi's page. Likewise, Skip has had a good spring season, moving up to Training at S.Pines HT 1 with JMP. Pictures are now on his page: DDSS - Skip
--Of particular note, HBF Limited Edition, a 2010 American Warmblood stallion, has joined the team! This athletic, intelligent, impeccably-bred, sporty stallion, owned by Martha and Gerald Holcomb of Yadkinsville, NC, is a wonderful addition to our group. "Fritz" is by Butterwap Confetti (of the famous Wap Spot line), out of an ISR Oldenburg mare. Fritz is now progressing steadily walk/trot/canter under saddle, hacking and exploring with his buddies, and will be shown in-hand this year. A brilliant future is in store for the wonderful Fritz, and he is definitely one to watch.
--"Star Colony," aka "Mick," is having a great spring, and soon will begin official competition. Mick is showing an aptitude for adjustability and a harmonious, flowing stride and jump. (On his list of favorites, it appears that jumping only comes second to his rubrag towel.)
--"Indian Summer's Toolie O'Toole," aka "Toolie," is also progressing beautifully. Toolie continues to show his eager and willing cleverness, handiness, and classic style and jump. He is certainly going to excel in an eventing, foxhunting, or Pony Club home, especially where over-the-head blankets are provided for nestling and hoses are available for spraying and soaking himself.
--"Legendwoods California Cadence," aka "Cali," is quite enjoying his life under saddle. Started as a combined driving horse as a three-year-old, he is now happily schooling all first-level work and jumping 2'6" courses. Cali is the perfect hunt horse, has the movement and flash for dressage, and the scope for mid-level eventing. As a novel breed and color, he brings particularly handsome looks to the show ring.
With breeding and foaling season fast approaching for ourhorses, we are eagerly awaiting several youngsters. Fingers crossed for the following three healthy foals:
-"My First Kiss" (tentatively named), by Chairman, out of Kissy Kiss. Bred and owned by Jane Rusconi of Vancouver.
-"Donnybrook's Robin Goodfellow," aka "Puck," by Donnybrook's Ellis Island, out of Donnybrook's Irish Lullaby
-"Donnybrook's Good Morrow," aka "Misty," by Donnybrook's Ellis Island, out of Donnybrook's Molly Maguire
January 30: Now online is JMP's interview and article from Chronicle of the Horse, written by Nicole White, originally printed 7/2012. This is a remarkable piece:
A Legend Still in the Making
December 14: An incredibly busy, growing, and developing year has been enjoyed by all horses and people at Glenbaer! Numerous projects are underway, including expansion of the dressage arena pad and jumping arena at Glenbaer, as well as new turnout arrangements/fencing in the broodmare area, superb new footing installed at JMP Farm, and the continuation of the wonderful training program. New pictures will soon be posted of recent clinics with Eric Smiley and Boyd Martin, as well as a current comprehensive Glenbaer/JMP sales list.
--Additionally, two wonderful Irish Sport Horse broodmares-- Donnybrook's Irish Lullaby and Donnybrook's Molly Maguire, both in foal to Ellis Island-- are joining the Glenbaer breeding program. Ellis Island and Irish Lullaby are the parents of Donnybrook's Dudley Street Station, our lovely 6yo ISH brought along and campaigned by J. Michael Plumb. With these new developments and additions, the breeding division of the website will also be updated in the coming days.
June 11: The early summer season is going wonderfully well for the young horses within the Glenbaer and JMP teams! Nina and Zizi with Andrea, and Skip with JMP, have successfully moved up to the Training level. Hopefully they will join Quantico in the Preliminary division this autumn.
--With Andrea as the breeding manager for JMP/Glenbaer, Glenbaer is now the main breeding facility for the programs. Utilizing the remarkable services at NCSU Therio, seven mares are now in various stages of pregnancy. Jane Rusconi's Kissy Kiss is officially in foal to the Holsteiner stallion Chariman. Ms. Rusconi's mares, Nina and Zizi, have been bred ET to Catherston Dazzler and Machno Carwyn, respectively. JMP's Ostana and the Ellis' Over the Limit are bred to JMP stallion Tommy Tune. Likewise, Melissa Stubenberg's mare, Boo and JMP's Grateful Heart will also be carrying Tommy's foals.
--The Glenbaer "wicked southern" facility is now located contiguous to and within JMP Farm. As the assistant trainer/instructor within the JMP program, Andrea keeps her competitive horses and schoolies at the property. Lessons and training are available on a limited basis for the summer season. Please call Andrea for more information: (910) 987-0884.
March 18: It has been an incredible spring for the Glenbaer team! The young horses have had great outings this year, including wins and excellent placings for JMP with Skip, as well as Andrea with her own Quantico, Melissa Stubenberg's Stoli, and Jane Rusconi's Nina and Zizi. The late spring and summer season continue to look quite promising for all the horses.
--With the new competition and training spring season beginning in NC, several horses have joined us from their leases New England. As such, the Sales Page has been updated. Please call or email Andrea for further information.
January 26: Glenbaer would like to welcome Fernhill Why Wait, owned by Anne Gray and Lauren Scuteri, to NC! "Snickers" will be enjoying his winter and spring seasons in NC, with Andrea riding until Lauren moves to the area. It will be an incredible year for the handsome Snickers!
--After a great autumn season in MA, Loyal Legacy will be returning to NC for the winter and spring. He may be available for sale to a dressage or foxhunting home, and can be tried beginning in February.
December 29: With a new year nearly upon us, the programs at Glenbaer and JMP Farm are welcoming many new additions and changes. Casey B. and Nikki M. are the new barn managers at Glenbaer, and will keep everything running smoothly for the coming training and competition season.
--On a highly select basis, lessons and training will again be offered with Andrea at Glenbaer and at JMP Farm. To add convenience and availability, Mike Plumb will also be instructing at both locations over the winter and spring months. New school horses and lease options are available on a limited basis, and truck-ins are welcome.
--Tommy Tune has settled nicely in Southern Pines, and will continue his breeding during the spring season.
Glenbaer Farm, LLC * 1240 Old River Road * Carthage, NC 28327