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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 4, 2004

Fiesta Farm
1413 Cooper Lane
Knoxville, TN 37932-2406
(865) 693 6863 (865) 693 6721 (Barn)

Fiesta Farm is pleased to announce the addition of prominent horseman Charles Moorcroft of Connecticut to its on-site staff. Moorcroft will instruct hunter-jumper and dressage riders at Fiesta Farm's West Knoxville facility and he will play a prominent role in the administration and planned expansion of the program at the 29 stall Fiesta Farm facility.

Moorcroft will work in tandem with Susan Kuliasha, owner/trainer at Fiesta Farm. For the past two decades, Kuliasha's Fiesta Farm riders have competed widely in Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, the Carolinas, and Georgia . Fiesta's current "student body" includes many active junior riders, as well adult competitors. With Moorcroft joining the program, Fiesta will be expanding its A-circuit schedule and roster of riders.

"I'm thrilled to be working with Susan Kuliasha, whom I greatly admire, and I look forward to expanding opportunities for Fiesta's riders," notes Moorcroft. "And of course, the warmer weather here in Tennessee is great as well!"

Moorcroft will retain his connection to trainer Kathryn Fletcher of Grazing Fields in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. His past accomplishments include development of instructional videotapes at internationally known Cloverlea Farm in Columbia, Connecticut, owned by Beth Baumert, Editor of Dressage Today magazine. He has also worked for Olympic equestrian gold medalist Karen O'Connor.

In recent years, Moorcroft's students and Lee Hill-bred ponies have successfully competed at Pony Finals and other top shows across the nation, including Devon, Fairfield, Old Salem, and elsewhere. A number of Moorcroft's ponies have relocated with him to Tennessee.


Fiesta Farm
1413 Cooper Lane
Knoxville, TN 37932-2406
(865) 693 6863 (865) 693 6721 (Barn)


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