Meet the Business Owner

Bill Calvert's career began over 40 years ago training young horses for the hunter/jumper show ring on the west coast. When Bill moved east, he added training 2 year old TB's for the race track to his resume.  A career move brought Bill and his growing family to Charlotte, NC to manage Brigadoon Farm where he was also the founding Professional Huntsman for The Flat Branch Foxhounds.  When Brigadoon was sold to developers, he opened Calvert Training Stables in Lancaster, SC where training & lessons continued for over a decade.  In 2016 the decision was made to close the barn to give Bill much earned time off while continuing to teach & train at other barns.  Bill also Judge's & Steward's and enjoys this new phase of his career. 

Lisa Calvert began riding at Rock Creek Park Horse Center in Washington, D.C. when she was 5 yrs old.  At age 12, her family moved to Potomac, MD where she joined the Potomac Pony Club, rode with the Potomac Hunt and won an ASPCA Maclay class on her large pony "Barrymore" without a trainer.  After highschool she worked full-time for Janet Hitchen as professional groom & braider at Upperville, Warrenton, Washington International to name a few.  When it was time for college, she chose USF and upon graduation opened her own barn in Dunedin, FL.  Soon after closing the barn, a childhood friend set her up on a blind date to meet Bill.  35 yrs later they have 2 grown children and continue to be in the horse business together.