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
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
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.