Fairfield Farm's Trainer
Started riding at the age of three learning the basics of both english and western.
Gravitated towards english and started jumping at the age of eight.
Gained a solid foundation in english and jumping during younger years, while bringing green ponies along at local hunter shows.
Moved up to horses at the age of 10 and started competing at A-Rated shows in the hunters.
Competed in 3'6" equitation and junior jumpers during junior years.
Focused on jumpers during college, while earning a Bachelors Degree in Business and Entrepreneurship.
Moved up to the Grand Prix's in 2015 with Vougeot in addition to bringing young jumpers along.
In 2016, started studying natural horsemanship with Karen Rohlf's Dressage, Naturally and Dressage, Naturally trainer Shawna Lewis.
Abbey also has a passion for rescuing, training and rehoming mustangs and other western horses.
Vougeot de Septon
"The horse that came to stay."
Little did we know when we bought Vougeot, that he would make his way not only into our hearts, but our home forever. This donut loving, face licking, big marshmallow of a horse has successfully carried Abbey around their first Grand Prix's together in 2015. They also won the 1.45m High Jr/AO Classic at Tryon in the spring of 2015. In addition to competing, Vougeot also enjoys playing hide and seek with his "mom" and eating just about anything you are- from pizza to cake to sour candy.
Family owned and operated
Fairfield Farm LLC was established in 2013 by the Slaven family. We work together to provide our horses with the best care possible ensuring that their every need is met. Their happiness is our first priority. Our family style atmosphere is carried into our training program as we strive to offer individualized and compassionate instruction for both horses and humans.
A tribute to Fairfield
In 2012, we witnessed a miracle when after being down for 12 hours post colic surgery, Fairfield, who the vets had little faith of him making it until morning, stood back up as we were leaving to go home following a long and emotional day. On the day he was scheduled to come home, he took a turn for the worse. He will forever be our inspiration to get back up. Thank you Fairfield for giving us a meaning behind the name Fairfield Farm.
Opening Night "JR"
- In loving memory of -