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Caroline and Hugh Morshead founded Killusty Farm in 1988.  Killusty was built with a lot of hard work, determination and a dream.  Hugh carved out his renowned Killusty Courses out of cow fields and cedar bush. Caroline spent many, many hours painting dressage boards, Stadium jumps and picking rocks to ensure safe footing.

Caroline and Hugh have two sons, Christopher and James. 

Christopher Morshead has taken up eventing, and in 2005 he competed two horses very successfully to the Training level and came in three top five places with both horses.  In 2006 he evented three horses.  Christopher is currently at University in Ottawa.


Caroline Morshead (nee Butler) comes from a line of horse people. Caroline grew up in Ireland and rode to hounds with the Tipperary and was a member of the Tipperary Pony Club.  Caroline came to North America and worked as a working student at an event barn in Pennsylvania.  Caroline also has experience working at Woodbine and is well versed in the thoroughbred industry, working for her uncle, Tom Webb.  Caroline evented to the Intermediate level but is now concentrating on her students and is currently working on her Level 3 coaching.

Hugh Morshead also comes from a line of horse people.  Hugh grew up in Ireland.
Hugh began course building in 1978, mostly in Canada and in the U.S.; but also in New Zealand and Ireland.  The courses range from Pony Club to CCI*** (Advanced). Hugh has worn many hats over the years - FEI Course Designer, Course Advisor, Technical Delegate, Organizer and Rider.

Hugh's Racing adventures spanned 30 years and included a few surprises - winner of the Moet- Hennessy International Amateur Riders Cup, Delaware Park, 1988; and over fences- Leading Rider Award, Genesee Valley, New York, 1999.
Fond of taking side trips - Hugh trained as a stuntman and did stunt work for TV (Road to Avonlea).  Hugh holds a diploma in Adventure Tourism Management and one of Hugh's favorite past times is to disappear with a sea kayak in the summer and into the wilderness on cross country skis in the winter.

 


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