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About Colleen Acosta

Fairway Farms head trainer Colleen Acosta has a long history of success in both the Hunter and the Jumper ring.  Colleen started riding as a child with her mother in Florida where she learned the basics of riding and her love of horses.  Colleen began her professional career with Katie Young in Jacksonville, Florida. After working with Katie for 5 years, she and her husband were transferred to Dallas, Texas where she worked at Woodhill Farm with Matt Cyphert for 8 years before transitioning to a head trainer role.  Colleen established Fairway Farm in 2019. 

Colleen has been extremely successful in the Grand Prix Jumper arena in recent years with Diamond, Lancelot, Viola, Lights Out, Lancôme, and Himini.  Some of her wins with Evelyn Grace LLC’s Himini are the Grand Prix De Santa Fe, Great Southwest Winter Series Welcome Stake, Great Southwest Winter Classic Grand Prix, as well as the Brownland Farm Autumn Country Grand Prix.  She has also placed successfully with several other horses in Welcome Stakes and jumper classes at all levels.  In addition to the jumper ring, Colleen has won and has had numerous placing in both International Hunter Derbies and USHJA National Derbies on multiple horses.  She has placed in the top 25 in the USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals several times, and has campaigned horses successfully to national placing in the Green Hunter Incentive Program. 

As a trainer Colleen has qualified horses and riders for the most prestigious horse shows in the nation. Her students and horses have been successful with placing at Devon, Capital Challenge, Harrisburg, The Washington International Horse Show, and the National Horse Show in Kentucky. She has also qualified and had students ribbon at the FEI Young Riders Jumping North American Championship, Children’s Regional Jumper championships, Adult Hunter Regional Championships, and USEF Pony Finals. 

Colleen enjoys teaching, training, and fostering a welcoming family environment at Fairway Farm.  We are an active show barn and enjoy showing across the country throughout the year.  Colleen has great experience and success developing young horses and riders, as well appropriately matching horses to her clients.  She welcomes students who are committed to learning and horsemanship from children to adults into her program.  Colleen believes “Hard work, being honest and fair pays off”!

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