Family getting back into the horse business with L’Espirit farm

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By Taylor Riley


Kentucky is known for its fast horses running along beautiful countryside pastures and boarded by leading experts in the industry. One Oldham County family hopes to make their L’Espirit farm one of the newest members of the prestigious boarding and eventing community.

Brett and Melissa Trelfa bought Steeple Pointe Stable, a 67-acre Forest View Lane farm, in early June after moving from a smaller farm they owned in Goshen since 2012. They are currently rejuvenating the L’Espirit property that has two barns with 42 stalls, an indoor and outdoor arena to grow a boarding business and lesson program for beginners to advanced adults.

“We really saw there was a lot of potential here,” Melissa said. “We wanted to take (the farm) back to its glory days.”

Melissa is no stranger to riding. She grew up on an Arabian horse farm in Oldham County and says she was “born on a horse.” Melissa took a 20-year hiatus from competing in dressage, but she finally got back on the saddle after moving back to Kentucky from Michigan a decade ago with her husband, Brett.

The couple knew after they had their two kids—Ella, 10, and Jack, 7—that they wanted to own a horse farm so their kids could grow up in the same environment Melissa did.

“We wanted to raise our kids to be able to do things with their hands,” Melissa said.

The Trelfa’s children are two of many being taught in the lesson program led by Lauren Lambert of Louisville, who has been a top rider since three years old. She has also ridden and worked with Olympic and World Champions.

“We not only cater to adults, but people who want to get into (riding) for the first time,” Brett said.

The farm even has training horses for those who don’t own a horse.

“Not everyone has their own horse…this opens up the door for more kids to get riding,” Melissa said.

Steeple Hill Stables is currently accepting boarders. Full-care board rates are $500 per month and pasture board rates are $250 a month.

For more information on Steeple Pointe Stable call 502-471-6256.

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