Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground. ~Author Unknown
Head Trainer and farm owner Allie Busch Whitelaw has literally lived and breathed horses for her entire life. She spent most of her youth traveling the high goal polo circuit while her father played and many of her days were spent on horseback. After graduating high school a full year early, Allie was accepted to the University of Findlay on a Presidential scholarship and later graduated Magna cum laude with BS degrees in Western Equestrian Studies and Equine Business Management. While at Findlay, Allie worked for several prestigious western riding trainers before starting her own training business several years later. With a diverse riding and training background, Allies training concept brings fresh ideas and a different perspective to a multi disciplined training program. Allie spends most of her time in the barn or in the saddle. She oversees the daily training routine and all of the Marathon Farms equine relations.
Trainer / Manager and farm owner Gus Whitelaw spent his youth involved with horses in multiple disciplines. Over the years he has been in and out of the horse world but now is firmly planted back in the barn. Before returning to the horse industry, Whitelaw spent time as a Production Manager in the concert and special event industry producing events across North America ranging from multi-day festivals, to political rallies, to large format corporate functions and as an entrepreneur. He has spearheaded multiple startup efforts over the years with a variety of business focuses. He has a business savvy yet laid back approach. Gus splits most of his time between training horses, running the day to day farm operations and announcing polo matches at clubs and private farms across the country as well as on Horseplay.TV .
Our farm name is Marathon Farms. We wanted to design a brand that incorporated not only our farm name but our names as well. The result is pictured to the left and can be found on the right hip of the horses that are owned by the farm and sold into the Polo world. When looking at the brand from different sides, you will see a "M" for Marathon, a "B" for Busch and a "W" for Whitelaw.
Marathon Farms operates on the principal that ALL horses, regardless of discipline, must have a firm understanding and working knowledge of “the basics” before moving on to their permanent job. At Marathon Farms, our focus is young horses. We train each horse individually based on its specific needs with the horses full potential in mind.
Marathon Farms specializes in training young horses.
We have a proven training system with horses performing at the highest levels of competition in multiple disciplines.
Outside of that, we buy and sell horses and constantly have or have knowledge of a variety of horses for sale at levels ranging from green-machine to well seasoned.
Marathon Farms: Horse training and sales.
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