19 Jan Rolex bound – Ellie MacPhail – 30 Under 30
By Eventing Connect – Jan 19, 2015
Placing 11th at her first CCI3* at the 2014 Fair Hill International, Ellie MacPhail (USA) is now aiming to do her first CCI4* at Rolex. She finished 24th on the overall USEA leaderboard and 63rd on the FEI World Eventing Athlete Rankings. Ellie runs her own farm in Florida with 12 horses in her string and has recently started a small breeding program with some proven eventing mares and exceptional stallions. She also buys and sells horses as part of her business. At only 24, Ellie has the horses, is getting results and has a long-term plan for success making her one of the world’s ‘Top 30 Under 30’.
OTTBs to schoolmaster
Ellie grew up on a farm in Ohio and was raised around horses as her mom was a fox hunter. She started her eventing training with Bruce Mandeville and as she progressed and became more immersed in the sport, she would go to Florida during the winter to train with the O’Connors.