Wendy’s equine roots run deep and began very early. Not to age her, but at around 6 she was able to ride bareback on her Welsh pony past LAX. Ok, maybe that ages her. Growing up it was cow ponies, barrel and cutting horses. In high school, she started prepping Thoroughbred yearlings for the sales at Del Mar, and the racing bug bit.
There followed stints working with the CTBA and writing for the Thoroughbred Record, Blood Horse and Thoroughbred Times. Then came a hugely impactful time in Chesapeake City, Maryland. Wendy was instrumental in the development of Muirfield East, a 375-acre farm which she also managed. Their most famous graduate was two-time Eclipse Sprint Champion Housebuster. One of Wendy’s most treasured experiences was being the first person on Housebuster’s back.
She was also involved with Thoroughbred Charities of America since its inception in the early 1990s. After Muirfield East was sold, Wendy remained in Chesapeake City and started a custom accounting/payroll business, with many of her contacts in the Thoroughbred business becoming clients. “Whatever I can give back to the industry that has given so much to me is a blessing and an opportunity.”