I purchased Delta's Darling as a 3 year old from Pura Vida Farms in January of 2021. I was a but anxious about this as I'm in my late fifties and was questioning myself if a youngster was the right move, but I was not finding any older horses that were really appealing to me. I met Darling and was pretty much hooked the moment I laid eyes on her. She has THE BEST temperament. Sweet, calm and cooperative. Ellen and Katelyn were great about reassuring me that she was easy and calm, while acknowledging that she is still young and she has and will have "baby" moments. Now we're 18 months in, she has been a total dream and I just can't believe how lucky I am! Everyday I'm so excited that I get to work with a horse that is gorgeous, has so much talent and is such a pleasure to be around... The team at Pura Vida was easy to work with and really gave me the time I needed to ride, spend time and get a real feel for the right match. I LOVE this horse.
Kwinn is a 2019 colt that I purchased from Pura Vida Farms. Kwinn’s sale ad said that he was the barn favorite because of his friendliness and confident manner, and that he was safe to be handled. Well that is exactly what he was! He is a handsome, well bred, amateur friendly Hanoverian colt by Qredit out of a mare by Graf Goetz. Kwinn has beautiful “daisy-cutter” hunter movement. Ellen and Jerry free jumped Kwinn for me, and he jumps great! I continue to be impressed with Kwinn’s great brain and talent everyday which is awesome since I am backing him myself! I adore my beautiful boy and I’m excited for his future as a show hunter.
I got my GRP, Sneak A Peak, from Pura Vida Farms earlier this year. I had such a great experience working with Ellen and Jerry. He is a wonderful young horse; he came to me with solid beginner training, great ground manners and the sweetest personality. Ellen was wonderful to work with and allowed me to keep him at her property a few extra weeks while we waited for our stall to be ready at our barn. Everyone at Pura Vida was so welcoming and helpful. I could not have asked for a better place to find my next riding partner!