ABOUT THE OWNERS

Larkspur Farm is owned by Sutton and Betsy Finch who built the farm in 2007 with a vision for creating a high quality show jumping venue in the Flathead Valley. Their passion for the sport and their love for the horse, combined with over 40 years experience caring for horses, is reflected in the thoughtfulness of the design of the facility and program. A rider himself, Sutton continues to train and compete in regional and national level grand prix.

 

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Bryna Closson grew up in the Flathead Valley and began riding at the age of 5. At the age of 10, she and her dad began taking jumping lessons, and learned early on that discipline and hard work were key to success in the sport. Bryna rode in her first Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows at the age of 17 and placed 2nd. As a junior rider, Bryna was the recipient of the Desmond G. Griffin Memorial Scholarship at Spruce Meadows awarded to a junior rider displaying good horsemanship and sportsmanship. Bryna has had many top 10 finishes in national level grand prixes and World Cup Qualifiers.  Bryna began training with Rich Fellers at the age of 15 and eventually moved to Oregon to ride with him while completing a degree in Writing and Literature from George Fox University. Today, Bryna continues to get coaching from Rich Fellers and George Morris.