BRIAN WALKER - Trainer/Rider/Owner
Woodside Farm Inc. is a horse sales and training business owned and operated by Canadian American rider/trainer Brian Walker, based seasonally in Wellington, Florida and Lexington, Kentucky. Consistently producing top quality horses in both the hunter and jumper rings set Woodside apart and bring Brian and his clients success.
For years Brian Walker has been regarded as one of the best young talents and upcoming horseman in the industry. Brian, a dual Canadian and American citizen, has trained with, ridden for, and worked alongside the best in the world over the last 25 years. His structured training programs, steady professionalism, knowledge and work ethic consistently set him apart from the competition.
Prior to opening Woodside Farm, Brian grew up in Montreal, Quebec and trained with old-time horsemen Gladys Adams, Buddy Brown and Paul Valliere. He spent the pinnacle of his junior years under the tutelage of Missy Clark at North Run where he won many national championships. As a junior, Brian consistently won in the show ring riding a variety of horses for industry veterans such as Anne Kursinski, Margie Engle, Laura Kraut, Tommy Serio, Sam Edelman, Francie Steinwedell-Carvin, Peter Wylde and Tom Wright. As a professional, Brian further developed his riding and training abilities working for Todd Minikus and Peter Leone before expanding his knowledge of the industry working with Jan Tops in the European sales market for two years.
Brian has made a name for himself by developing quality horses into successful competitors in both the hunter and jumper arenas, earning accolades for himself and his clients.