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About Us


We are an active training and competition facility located in the heart of the Bluegrass in Midway, Kentucky. Though our main focus is on the sport of Eventing, we welcome riders of all levels, backgrounds, and disciplines. At Three Day Farm we recognize the many factors that go into having a happy and successful partnership with your horse. Whether your goal is to climb to the highest levels of competition or simply enjoy trail riding at home, we are ready to help you succeed by tailoring a custom program to suit your needs. Lesson and lease horses also available. Come join our barn family and start making your goals a reality!

Tanya Davis

 Tanya began riding at a very young age, and grew up as an avid member of the United States Pony Club. Wanting to build on this education, she later traveled to Great Britain to train with Olympic Eventing and Dressage riders Christopher and Jane Bartle at the prestigious Yorkshire Riding Centre. As the former German Eventing Team coach and current British Eventing Team coach, Christopher Bartle has a history of training the best event riders in the world, including Michael Jung and Ingrid Klimke. While at the YRC, Tanya obtained her certification as a British Horse Society Intermediate Instructor (BHSII), an honor granted only after a process of rigorous training and testing by the high standards of British horsemanship. After years of teaching and training at various facilities, she began her own Three Day Farm in 1994 in Burbank, California. Wanting to further her competition career, she moved back to England in 1998 with her 3*** horse Brindalus. After several more years of training and competing there, she returned to the U.S. in 2000, where she relocated to Lexington, KY, re-established Three Day Farm, and continued to compete through Intermediate Eventing and Third Level Dressage. Tanya has been training horses and riders now for over 30 years and has experience with a wide variety of horses, including difficult and “problem” horses. Throughout her career she has consistently produced horses who are well schooled, reliable, and confident. She excels at creating confidence in inexperienced or timid riders, and also challenging more ambitious riders to reach their goals, with past students competing successfully through the Preliminary and 2** level.

Abby Blackburn

Abby began riding at the age of 5, and firmly decided not long after that she was going to spend her life training horses. She moved to Lexington and began as a working student for Tanya in 2015. Since then, she has competed a wide variety of horses at USEA Horse Trails through the Training level, and recently catch-rode a young horse in the USDF Four-year-old Dressage test, obtaining a national qualifying score. Abby served as Team Captain of the Transylvania University Eventing Team for four years through college. In 2018, she won the title of USEA National Intercollegiate Rider of the Year at the Novice level; in 2019, she was named Transylvania University’s Athlete of the Year, the first time an equestrian has been honored with this title. She now works full time at TDF as barn manager and assistant trainer while actively competing her own mare Dior HH and Tanya's mare Opposition Lady. Abby enjoys riding challenging horses, teaching beginner lessons, and is excited to build her career in the eventing world!

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