Cavallo Farm

Cavallo Farm is a 23 stall, 30 acre hunter/jumper show barn owned by trainer Michael Bertozzi. We offer boarding, training, showing, and a lesson program for new riders. Convenient to the Dulles Toll Road and Route 50.

Congratulations to Katie McAfee and Cappuccino for a fabulous first Devon experience! You two looked so good and we are so proud of you! We can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has to hold for this pair! @ The Devon Horse Show

Best of luck to our riders competing at Upperville! Dr. Nancy Voytosh, Kirstin van Ek, Michael Bertozzi, Katie McAfee and Ana Bertozzi. Go have fun under the oaks!!

Best of luck to Katie and Chino tomorrow at Devon. Enjoy the ride!!!

Thank you to Kathryn and Eva Smith for sharing these wonderful photos of the Cavallo Crew at the two Lexingtons. They are gorgeous! @ Virginia Horse Center Foundation

Cavallo Farm had a grand weekend at Lexington Spring Encore. Thank you to Andrew Ellis for a great show, and to Talia and Esteban for making all of our horses look spectacular!! Katie McAfee and Cappuccino ended the weekend with Grand 3’6” AO Hunter champion, Grand AO Hunter, and best AO hunter rider! What a spectacular weekend this amazing pair had!! Kacy Smith and Alaska Z also brought home a championship ribbon at their second show together, amazing riding Kacy! Melanie Dixon and her Akrobat premiered together at their first show and ended up Reserve Champion! Cousteau and the Bertozzi sisters had an amazing show at his 4th ever show in the U.S. Isabella Bertozzi and Cousteau laid down top rounds in the pre-children’s and Ana Bertozzi and Cousteau won the 3’3” younger AO handy. Eva Smith and Cavallo Farm’s Red Sky at Night had a great show earned two seconds and ended up 4th in the combined Pony Hunter Classic. Kate Chan and Make it Rain laid down top trips in the adults to bring home two thirds and other great ribbons. Dr.Nancy Voytosh and Mistaken Identity continued to improve their new partnership and had fabulous trips in the adults. Ana Bertozzi and her High Tide brought home another 4th in the 1.20 Jr/AO classic after a creative jump off. Finally, Vagabond and Amy Cutts won the .95 jumpers and had great trips in the low adult jumpers all weekend!! Looking forward to coming back in August to the VHC!

Thanks to The Big Three for the shout out!! We had a blast the past two weekends and are looking forward to August!!

A great week for Cavallo Farms riders.

Thanks to Wendy Palmer Harrison’s hard work and beautiful gardening, spring has sprung at Cavallo Farm!! We love the plants, antiques, and our little free library that make our gardens unique. Looking forward to a great rest of spring! @ Cavallo Farm

In early 2018, Mrs. Lisa Frulla of CB Farm introduced us to Mr. G Nome. He became a valued member of the Cavallo Team but unfortunately, missed his ride home from Jr. Hunter Finals. Fortunately, the kind staff of Foxcroft School facilitated his return to Va but kept him hostage for much of the rest of 2018. Mr. G Nome was returned to us and has been overseeing activities at the farm for the past couple of months. This past weekend he wanted to return to the horse show world so he hopped a ride to Lexington and was pleasantly surprised that he was next to his two favorite farms - Cavallo and Foxcroft. He kept an vigilant eye on both Cavallo and Foxcroft horses but, during that time, he suffered some injuries and must have had quite a few wild adventures. Any information as to what befell Mr. G Nome, would be appreciated. We are optimistic he will have fully recovered before the Encore and will be ready to resume his duties!

Cavallo Farm had a very successful and fun filled weekend at the Lexington Spring Premier! Thank you to Talia and Esteban for helping all of our horses and riders get to the ring successfully!! Congratulations to all our horses and riders who had a fabulous weekend!! Megan Ormsby and her new mount Splendid had a spectacular first show together, being champion in both of their divisions together! Grace Threurich and LaLeLu had a successful show winning both the THIS and VHSA children’s medal! Marie Bertozzi and Vagabond were third in the Low Adult jumper stakes class together. Nancy Voytosh and her Mistaken Identity has great trips in a very large AA division and brought home an 8th place!! Katie McAfee and Cappuccino won the 3’6” AO handy hunter with a score of 88. Cousteau had fabulous trips in the pre-children’s with Isabella Bertozzi, and debuted in the 3’3” AO’s with Ana Bertozzi, successfully rocking both divisions!! Kate Chan and Make it Rain laid down gorgeous trips in the Adult Hunters. Marlee Presgrave and her All Doll’d Up had a great weekend in a very competitive medium pony division. Eva Smith and Cavallo Farm’s Red Sky at Night earned an 82 to take home second place in the competitive large pony hunters. Melissa Ryan and Sir Winston had a spectacular weekend together in the 3’3” juniors earning top scores all weekend. To conclude, Ana Bertozzi and her High Tide put in successful to the 1.20 Jr/AO jumpers all weekend, and finished with a fourth in the classic. Thank you to Andrew Ellis for hosting such a fun and beautiful show. We can’t wait for next week!!

Cavallo Farm celebrated Easter at Hits Culpeper this past weekend. Congratulations to all our riders on a fabulous weekend!! Isabella Bertozzi and Cousteau had a great first show together and were reserve champion of the culpeper children’s, and picked up and 8th in the Bit-O-Straw classic. On her other mount Equality, Isabella moved up to the low children’s jumpers, and brought home some top ribbons. Katie McAfee and Cappuccino were also reserve champion this weekend in the 3’6” AO’s. Rhian Williams and Orlando brought home top placings in the culpeper children’s, including a second in the hack, at their first show together. Nancy Voytosh and Mistaken Identity brought home great ribbons in the Adult Amateur Hunter. Ana Bertozzi and her High Tide moved up to the low AO jumpers and had speedy rounds all week. Grace Theurich and her LaLeLu brought home top placings in the children’s hunters and equitation. Looking forward to next weekend in Lexington Va! @ HITS Culpeper

Cavallo Farm is thrilled to congratulate Melissa Ryan on the purchase of Sir Winston!! We are so excited for you two to continue your fabulous partnership!!

The adults of Cavallo Farm also had a fabulous time at Maryland National last weekend. Katie McAfee and Cappuccino had a CLEAN SWEEP of the 3’6” AO Hunters, we are so proud of your spectacular partnership. Isabella Bertozzi’s Cousteau debut at his first show in the U.S. last weekend and was reserve champion of the baby green hunters with Ana Bertozzi. Kate Chan and Make it Rain had gorgeous trips in the Adult Hunters and top ribbons to boot! Finally Marie Bertozzi and Vagabond put speedy rounds into the .90 jumpers to consistently bring home top ribbons!! Congratulations to all on an amazing show!! @ Prince George's County

Cavallo Farm had such an amazing time at Maryland National Horse Show that we had to split the post into two parts!! Thank you so much to Belfield show management for hosting such an amazing show, and to Esteban and Talia for helping all our horses and riders get to the show ring looking beautiful! Congratulations to all our riders including Melissa Ryan and Sir.Winston who won their first class together in the 3’3” Junior Hunters. Grace Theurich and LaLeLu on their win in VHSA Junior Equation on the Flat. Eva Smith and Red Sky at Night and Marlee Presgrave and All Doll’d Up both brought home top placing in the large and medium pony hunters respectively. Isabella Bertozzi and Dillon had great trips in the Children’s Hunters, while she and her other mount Equality had fabulous courses in the .90 jumpers. Elsa Eastment and River Star brought home top ribbons in the pre-children’s out of huge classes. Finally Kacy Smith and Alaska Z debuted together and had an amazing first show as partners. Stay tuned to see how the rest of Cavallo did in our second post. @ Prince George's County

Congratulations to Lauren Griffith and her students who went to Elmington today! Everyone had a great time and came home with tri-colors! Way to go!

Cavallo Farm would like to congratulate Meadowbrook Stables on the lease of Secret Handshake aka “Gunner”. We are going to miss the spectacular pony, and wish you best of luck with this 🦄!! @ Cavallo Farm

Cavallo and all our riders had a fabulous weekend at Mcdonogh! Thank you so much Street and Amy Moore for hosting such an amazing show! Katie McAfee and Cappuccino were Champion in the 3’6” AO’s winning 4/5 classes, the pair was also reserve champion in the performance hunters!! LaLeLu and Grace Theurich had another noteworthy weekend in the equitation including a win in the THIS medal! Marlee Presgrave and All Doll’d Up received top ribbons in their first time in the regular medium pony hunters. Lydia Kikolski and Mistah Right took top ribbons in the Adult hunters and the equitation!! Isabella Bertozzi and Dillon also earned top spots in the younger children’s hunters. Eva Smith and Red Sky at Night also came home with top placings in a competitive large pony hunter division. To wrap it up Melissa Ryan and Sir Winston brought home top placings ings in the 3’3” juniors! Congratulations to all riders on an amazing week! @ McDonogh School

Congratulations to Melanie Dixon on the purchase of Akon!! Thank you so much to Matt Martin for all your help in finding us this 🌟! We cannot wait to see them together in the show ring soon!!

Congratulations to the Cavallo Farm IEA Team for placing 3rd place overall at regionals! We cannot wait for IEA season to start up again next fall!!

Following two amazing weeks in Ocala, Cavallo Farm went north for the Lexington Spring Premier. We had a fabulous show with Melissa Ryan and her Sir Winston stepping up to the 3’3” Junior hunters and getting some great ribbons. Nancy Voytosh and Mistaken Identity made their debut in the Adult Amateurs together, putting in some great trips. Kirstin VanEk and Action Z also put in some great trips in the Adult Amateur division. Christine Stephens and Rickroll secured top ribbons in the Special Adult Hunters. Grace Theurich and LaLeLu brought home top ribbons and the Reserve Championship in the Older Children’s Hunters. To conclude the weekend Katie McAfee and Cappuccino brought home top ribbons in the 3’6” AO’s. @ Virginia Horse Center Foundation

Good luck to our IEA Team at Regionals today!!!

Congratulations to Megan Ormsby on her purchase of Splendid. We are so excited for your new partnership!!🎉 Thank you to Northbrooke and Marketmoor for their help in teaming them up!

Congratulations to the new owners of Dream in Color. Thank you so much to Olivia Golden for all your help. We hope you guys love him as much as we did!! @ Cavallo Farm

Cavallo Farm had an amazing first week down in Ocala! When we were not enjoying Michael’s amazing cooking, everyone was putting in fabulous trips! Dillon and Meghan Ormsby won the classic and were reserve champion in the HITS Hunter 1!! Katie McAfee and Cappuccino also brought home a blue in the 3’6” AO hunters! Michelle Newton and Kvell also rocked the classic taking home 11th in the Bit-O-Straw! Kate Wooler and Delarose gave some extra effort over the oxers in the spectacular adult hunter trips! Dillon and Isabella Bertozzi put in Stellar trips in the childrens hunters accumulating some pretty ribbons along the way! Finally Ana Bertozzi and her new mount High Tide earned third place in their first class together in the high adult jumper Division. Congratulations to all on a fabulous first week, now onto the next! @ Ocala, Florida

Excited for everyone heading to Ocala for the next two weeks! #missingthesnow
Good luck to:
Megan with Dillon
Michelle with Theo
Isabella with Dillon and Ed Lane's pony, Kiefer
Katie with Chino
Kate with Rosie
and Ana with her new jumper from Holland, Maestro
Have fun, ladies! Hoping for a great time and to getting Megan a horse of her own!!

Cavallo farm had two great weekends in Lexington, Virginia at Stonewall one and two!
Katie McAfee and Cappuccino competed in the 3’6” AO’s and got great ribbons.
Kate Chan and Make it Rain competed in the AA division and got great ribbons including a second.
Kirstin Van Ek competed in the AA division with Action Z and came home with a blue ribbon and many others!
Kate Wooler and Delarosa competed in the AA division as well and got great ribbons including two thirds.
Christine Stephan and her Rickroll had an amazing first show with Cavallo, competing in the Pre-Adult division and putting in some great trips.
Marlee Presgrave and her pony All Doll’D swept the medium children’s pony division bringing home a beautiful tricolor at their first show with Cavallo!
Eva Smith and Cavallo Farm’s Red Sky at Night competed in the Large ponies and also brought home a beautiful blue ribbon!
Grace Theurich and La Le Lu competed in the Older Children’s and the Eq classes and racked up many wins over the two weeks.
Melissa Ryan and Sir Winston did their very first show together competing in Children’s hunters and putting in some spectacular trips!
Emilia Cayilia and Cavallo Farm’s Arctic Cat competed in the Older Children’s and Eq classes and brought home some stellar ribbons.
Isabella Bertozzi and Cavallo Farm’s Dillon competed in the Younger Children’s and brought home many spectacular ribbons including a blue! Congratulations to all on an amazing two weeks at Lexington!!🎉 @ Virginia Horse Center Foundation

Congratulations to Quinn Ohlsen on the purchase of Tropic Star. We are so excited to see you guys in the Eq ring soon! Thank you to Diane Rodgers and @meadowbrookstablesmd for all your help in creating this partnership!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!! There’s cheer around the’s wishing you a wonderful day and a fabulous end to 2018!

Yesterday was an AMAZING day!! The Cavallo Farm IEA Team hosted a show at the farm. Thanks to Meadowbrook Stables, Foxcroft, John Champe (who was our co-host) and Archbishop Spalding for braving the weather and bringing smiles and great horsemanship! So many people contributed to the success of this day - and each and every one was there, despite the weather and made the day truly successful! Congratulations to the Cavallo Farm High School Team who were Champions and the Middle School Team who were Reserve Champions. Everyone rode really well and took great care of the horses!

Cavallo Farm had an amazing weekend at the December Hunter Classic. Thank you to Mcdonogh and Streett and Amy Moore for hosting such a wonderful show, we love coming every year! Katie McAfee and her Cappuccino, and Ana Bertozzi claimed top ribbons in the younger AO’s. Emilia Cayelli and Cavallo Farms Arctic Cat had great trips in the equitation ring. Kirstin VanEk and Action Z, Kate Wooler and Delarose, Michelle Newton and Kvel, Lydia Patterson and Mistah Right, and Kate Chan and Make it Rain all had amazing trips in the AA’s. Isabella Bertozzi and Dillon closed out the weekend with spectacular trips in the Children’s Hunters. Can’t wait to come back next year!

We are very saddened by the loss of one of our oldest partners at Cavallo Farm. It’s About Thyme, aka Cleo, has been with us since 1996. Over the years she educated many riders and will be missed beyond words.
Cleo you are a champion.

Cavallo Farm had a great weekend at the Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival! Thanks Ellen Shevella for hosting a fabulous show! Thank you Kirstin VanEk for the amazing photos of everyone in action! @ Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival

Congratulations to Melissa Ryan on the lease of Sir Winston aka Churchill!! Special thanks to Russel Shifflett for another amazing addition to the barn!! @ Cavallo Farm

We would also like to welcome Michelle Newton back to Virginia! Michelle and Kvell have moved back home from Texas!

Congratulations to Ana Bertozzi on signing DI NCAA for Equestrian. She will spend the next 4 years competing for the Fresno State Equestrian Team. We are so proud of you!!

Congratulations to Fairfield Hunt Club on the lease of Meadow Fox Lyric. We are so happy he has found another little girl to love him!

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