My husband John and I are third generation equestrians. Combined we have over 100 years of Sporting Lifestyle in our blood. Our sporting lifestyles and equestrian passions started early both growing up in equestrian families.
While John’s parents shared a love of jumpers, gaited horses and fox hunting, John found a passion in polo, jumpers, and racing. John’s parents also had a passion for Jack Russell Terriers and founded the famous Camerton Hall Jack Russell Terrier lines.
My grandfather was in the cavalry and both my grandmother and grandfather shared a love and passion for foxhunting. My mother subsequently grew up riding and shared her love of hunters with me. I spent my childhood riding ponies and horses and competing throughout my junior years in the hunter and equitation divisions. My parents also had a passion for collies. I was blessed, being able to grow up with litters of puppies and several collies continuously herding and protecting our family along with every child in the neighborhood.
After college I purchased an off the track Thoroughbred that I am thrilled to say I am still blessed to have at 31 years of age. Which led me to meet my husband John.
John and I met when he became my horseshoer. We shared a strong equestrian passion and began to foxhunt together. It was at a hunt breakfast that we got engaged!
Our equestrian lives grew even stronger when we started breeding Selle Francais Horses, having and continuing to have great success with our young horses in the Hunter/Jumper, Dressage and pony disciplines.
My passion for art started in my early twenties while working at an art gallery on evenings and weekends. Seeing the thrill in my clients eyes when I found the piece that brought their passion to form inspired me to open my first art business.
Both John’s and my passions continued to grow while traveling over many years to Europe and the thrill of collecting special paintings, sculptures, and one of kind sporting lifestyle antiques.
We pride ourselves in finding and working with artisans around the world focusing on individual artists and craftsmen that work as sole proprietors as ourselves.
Our mission at The Castleton House and Gallery is to offer a superior experience to our clients while providing special and unique products. We believe the sporting lifestyle is a special lifestyle. We want your shopping experience to be as pleasant and secure as possible. We pride ourselves in our excellent customer service. We welcome questions about any of our items and we are happy to provide additional information or photographs of our merchandise.