Based on a thorough understanding the the ex-racer. We use all of the training and handling they received as racehorses and build on it to transition them to show and riding horses. There is no need to "start over".
We can help you find your "dream horse."
We match the right horse to the right rider. From Upper Level Show prospect to pleasure or family member and everything in between.
Facilities Provide all the Basics for Success
Dressage arena, Cross country and Stadium Jumps. Trails and cross country riding.
The place to come for Upper-Level Prospects
We have cultivated and produced prospects like Houdini/Rocky Times, currently competing at the Advanced level of Eventing and Constant Star - winner of the North American talent search by John and Beezie Madden for Grand Prix Jumping potential and many more.....
Specializing in Thoroughbred Sport Horses
Our passion has been Thoroughbreds for over thirty years.
Our farm specializes in finding and cultivating horses with outstanding potential for Eventing, Show Jumping and Dressage. Kimberly Godwin Clark has ties to the track that extend back 30 years, giving her the edge on locating the quality horses at the track. Thoroughbreds have been bred for athleticism, it's a matter of defining their unique talents.
Kimberly Godwin Clark has had a passion for the Thoroughbred for a lifetime. For 25 years she galloped, trained and owned Thoroughbred racehorses. Her show and pleasure horse training program was developed with some of the best in the show world. The result is an intelligent and efficient approach to retraining retired Thoroughbred racehorses.
Leighton Farm was designed for Thoroughbreds. The turn out, barn and location all cater to the proper management and training of Thoroughbreds.
Featuring an Olympic size dressage arena, cross country jump course, stadium course and bridle paths, your future horse will receive intelligent education in a safe, productive environment. All turn out is monitored.
Training/Retraining, Sales, Lessons/Clinics, Lay ups and Let down of recently retired racehorses. Leighton Farm was designed for Thoroughbreds. The turn out, barn and location all cater to the proper management and training of Thoroughbreds.
Thoroughbreds are fabulous and it seems there is a "type" for every discipline, even family horse and pet. It's easy to imagine them as athletes because that is what they are bred to do, but too often their generous, sweet nature is overlooked. Here is testimony from real people who have had great experiences through working with Leighton Farm.
William Leighton and Kimberly Godwin Clark generously donate the use of their farm to the 501(c)(3) charity, Thoroughbred Placement Resources. TPR exists to improve the lives of Thoroughbred racehorses. Kimberly Godwin Clark, along with a corps of volunteers, successfully transition and retrain racehorses for other disciplines.