Business name: Verona Equestrian
City and State: Verona, KY
Facebook/Instagram handle: @veronaequestrian
Megan Moore is a professional trainer from Verona, KY. She runs her training and OTTB sales from her farm, Verona Equestrian. Megan has been producing OTTBs for 26 years, focusing primarily on eventing.
Megan says, “OTTBs have always been my favorite. I love a forward thinking horse who loves to work! There is nothing better than a thoroughbred who tries hard to please and has endless work ethic. Why would you want to sit on anything else?”
Megan takes training much slower than some people do, but she believes that slow and steady wins the race. “I think it is extremely important to teach young horses to be confident, relaxed, and happy in their new job. We put a huge focus on spending the time to help the horses relax, hack out quietly, and find confidence in their new jobs.”
“One of my best racetrack purchases was a gangly red 3yo in Saint Louis who looked a bit like a saddlebred. I bought him for $1500,” says Moore. “Over the years I developed him successfully to the Advanced level of eventing and earned my Bronze Medal in dressage on him. Like a true thoroughbred, he was a horse who was all try, and he was tremendously successful at the upper levels with more wins than I can count. At 19 in his retirement from eventing, he is now a dressage horse for a young rider and they are still doing brilliantly.”
Keep an eye out for horses listed by Megan Moore on the OTTB United app.
“I love the OTTB United App! My favorite feature is the ability to follow certain sellers so that you get notified as soon as they list a horse. We all know in this market you have to move at the speed of light to buy the best horses, and following my favorite sellers allows me to reach out to them as soon as they make a listing. Great feature!”