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Nelson Green Joins Blue Willow



Nelson Green and Julie Kaufman announce that they have joined forces at Kaufman’s Blue Willow Farm in Versailles, KY. Green needs no introduction as he has operated at the top of this sport throughout his career. With over 100 World’s Championships to his credit, Green has trained open, amateur, ladies and juvenile entries in every division.

Kaufman, a Stephens College Equine graduate, has been associated with some of the top stables in the country, including Castle Hills Farm and Royal Scot Stables.

"With the sale of my farm last fall, I was looking for a facility to train horses without the responsibility of managing a farm," said Green. "Ann Fitzpatrick and Julie have done a beautiful job developing Blue Willow at Rigby’s Green. I feel fortunate this situation came available just minutes from my home."

Kaufman added, "Since the passing of our friend and trainer Joe Elam last summer, I have been unsure of what direction we needed to take. I am so excited to have Nelson and his operation here now and thrilled to have him share his experience and knowledge with us. It is a great fit for all concerned."

Blue Willow is a heated 21-stall facility with all the amenities located on 38 picturesque acres owned by Fitzpatrick. Blue Willow offers training, sales, breeding, lessons and camps.

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