2017 USEA Stallion of the Year: Sandro’s Star

Our stallion Sandro’s Star is officially the 2017 USEA Stallion of the Year and recipient of The Windfall Trophy!!! So incredibly proud of this horse, all his achievements, and forever grateful for everyone who has made this year possible!

2018 Emerging Athlete Eventing 25

I feel incredibly honored to have been selected for the Emerging Athlete Under 25 Program for 2018. I’m so grateful to everyone who has made this year possible; from the amazing family I have in those at Zaragoza Acres who continue to put everything they have into the development of our horses and myself, to […]

2017 Dutta Corp FHI

Incredible weekend at the 2017 Dutta Corp Fair Hill International! Sandro’s Star jumped clean around his first CCI2* and Unmarked Bills gave me an incredible ride around our second CCI3*. I feel so fortunate to be able to ride two incredible horses who give nothing but heart out there. If today is any look into […]

Sandro’s Success at Dressage at Devon

Our stallion Sandro’s Star (Sagnol – Nostalgia’s Star xx – Envoy xx) had great success at Dressage at Devon! Champion Stallion High Score Born in the USA Award East Coast Breeder’s Champion Stallion Everyday we are incredibly thankful to Sandro’s breeder Vicki Bauer for bringing him into the world and providing us the opportunity to […]

American Eventing Championships

Yesterday was such a special day! Chris has done an amazing job this entire week riding Aura CF (Belissimo – Licotus), owned and bred by Nancy Holowesko, for the win in the Training Division at the American Eventing Championships! It has been such a pleasure developing this mare through our program. A huge thank you […]

Fair Hill Horse Trials

It was a great weekend kicking off the Fall season at Fair Hill horse trials! Unmarked Bills and Sandro’s Star (Sagnol – Nostalgia’s Star xx – Envoy xx) had their first outing since Bromont. Both horses confidently skipped around the Open Intermediate finishing 4th and 5th respectively. Nancy Holowesko’s ‘Aura CF’ (Belissimo – Licotus – […]

Bromont CCI

Though we didn’t quite have the results we were hoping for this weekend, I couldn’t be more thrilled heading home with two happy horses. I could not be more proud of our boys. Chris just completed his very first CCI3* of his career with Unmarked Bills! Both horses tried their hearts out and showed us […]

Rainy Jersey Fresh

The weather was relentless for this year’s Jersey Fresh, but Sandro’s Star and Unmarked Bills did a fantastic job in the mud and rain. Just look at this slo-mo shot of Sandro’s Star on cross country posted by our sponsor Eponia! View this post on Instagram Chris Talley and stallion Sandro's Star ⭐️ power through […]

Fair Hill Wins

I’m not really sure how to put this weekend into words but I will try my best. Unmarked Bills gave me another great run around the advanced level gaining confidence and valuable knowledge. Billy jumped extremely well around the CIC3* track to bring home a 7th place finish. To be able to gain the experience […]

Carolina International

I can’t even begin to describe how proud I am of both Unmarked Bills and Sandro’s Star. To look back and see how far they have come in such short time truly amazes me. Unmarked Bills has been off the track for just over two years. He continued to try his heart out over a […]

Pine Top Success

Sandro’s Star (Sagnol – Nostalgia’s Star xx – Envoy xx) had an incredible performance at Pine Top Horse Trials this weekend. Sandro lead a competitive CIC One Star division from start to finish besting a field of 21 horses to secure the top spot. After a personal best in the dressage, Sandro jumped double clear […]

Happy New Year!

Thank you to our family, friends, sponsors, supporters and of course the horses who have made 2016 an unforgettable year! We feel privileged to have had so many amazing opportunities this year and we’re so excited to begin the new year with some very special people as well as some incredible horses! It’s been a […]

An Incredible 2016

As I sit on the porch over looking the pastures of Zaragoza Acres owned by Hannah and Antonio Salazar, I cannot help but reflect on the past, love the present moment and look ahead to the future. I sit here watching a bay horse graze in his field, that same bay horse I watched kick […]

Road to Fair Hill

Eight months ago I stole the camera from Antonio and took this picture. At the time I didn’t realize I was looking through the lens at a partnership that would flourish in the months to come. They ran Preliminary that weekend in Aiken, and this weekend they run their first CCI** at Fair Hill International. […]