Merle Smith Family story

Grosvenor, Rosemarie and daughter, Nicolette Merle-Smith have been producing, breeding, training and competing horses since 1977. Rosemarie was raised in Boulder, Colorado where she met Grosvenor and they built Coyote Hill Farm. There they ran a small boarding/breeding/show facility and bred Trakehners standing the American Trakehner Association approved stallion, Hansel. Rosemarie showed Hansel on the "A" circuit in the hunters later eventing him which turned her on to another fun discipline. She and Grosvenor also started hunting with the Arapahoe Hunt after a memorable trip to Virginia in 1983. Grosvenor started whipping in to Arapahoe's huntman, George Beeman and later to Dr. Marvin Beeman. Nicolette was born in 1987 and the next year Grosvenor moved his family to Maryland to hunt with the Green Spring Valley Hounds, then on to Virginia to hunt with the Keswick Hunt Club. Central Virginia has been their home since 1989.

Merle Smith Family story

Grosvenor, Rosemarie and daughter, Nicolette Merle-Smith have been producing, breeding, training and competing horses since 1977. Rosemarie was raised in Boulder, Colorado where she met Grosvenor and they built Coyote Hill Farm. There they ran a small boarding/breeding/show facility and bred Trakehners standing the American Trakehner Association approved stallion, Hansel. Rosemarie showed Hansel on the "A" circuit in the hunters later eventing him which turned her on to another fun discipline. She and Grosvenor also started hunting with the Arapahoe Hunt after a memorable trip to Virginia in 1983. Grosvenor started whipping in to Arapahoe's huntman, George Beeman and later to Dr. Marvin Beeman. Nicolette was born in 1987 and the next year Grosvenor moved his family to Maryland to hunt with the Green Spring Valley Hounds, then on to Virginia to hunt with the Keswick Hunt Club. Central Virginia has been their home since 1989.