In May, 2001, Anne and David Gribbons sold their Knoll Farm Facility, in Brentwood , Long Island, New York, and moved to Florida. After 35 years of owning a large training facility, hosting shows, and managing a breeding program, it was time to make a shift in their lives. They purchased 50 acres of land in Chauluota, Florida, just 30 minutes from the Orlando Airport , an important location requirement for Anne’s busy international judging schedule. Together, they designed and built the ideal facility for Anne’s horses, students, and horses in training, as well as for David’s car collection and equipment, and customized horse vans he maintains.
Anne and David Gribbons, ran their Knoll Farm on Long Island, New York pioneering the American Trakhener Association and representing the Swedish Warmblood Association. They ran a full time breeding, boarding and training facility standing 17 stallions over the years and organized a large dressage show every year, while David had a full time job as a hospital administrator, and Anne competed, judged, and trained around the world.
After one more summer in New York in 2005, Florida will become their year-round base of operations, where they continue to contribute to the sport of dressage through education, training and bringing together colleagues and students.