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The Burland Family
Travelda Farm is family-owned and operated, and is the culmination of years of vision, planning and a love for horses and the people that own and ride them by Bill, Lisa, Kelly and Katie Burland.
Young Kelly and Katie caught the horse bug early on and their parents went happily along for the ride, shepherding their daughters to lessons and local competitions. Soon, however, it became clear that what may have at first seemed a typical rite of passage for two adolescent girls had turned into a passion that consumed the entire family!
A first horse was purchased and then a second followed in short order at the small farm in New Jersey where the Burland’s built their first barn in 1997. The family and their expanding menagerie quickly outgrew that facility and eventually “headed west” to Pennsylvania, settling in a 260-year-old former Revolutionary War-era tavern situated on 50 rolling acres in northern Bucks County.
A six-stall barn, with modern amenities, was added to the property’s more historic outbuildings in 2002, eventually becoming a base for the Burland’s breeding horses and operations. In 2006, ground was broken atop the hill overlooking the original farm buildings for a state-of-the-art, 36-stall boarding and training facility, which opened its doors to the public in early 2007.
TRA Program Director
At the age of six, Amy’s love of horses led her to begin riding Saddle Seat in New Tripoli, Pennsylvania. Soon after, she developed a special place in her heart for the Arabian horse.
Joining a local 4-H club, Amy started out showing Saddle Seat, but later changed to Hunt Seat before broadening her equestrian skills by trying her hand at Showmanship, Sport Horse, as well as Trail and Carriage Pleasure Driving. Amy contributes her 4-H experience as a major factor in establishing her excellent work ethic, passion, and love for multiple riding styles – which nurtured her ability to ride and train all types and disciplines of horses.
In addition to her extensive background as a 4-H member, Amy stepped into the role of a 4-H leader for the Lehigh County Equine Club. During her 15 years of leadership, she rose to the challenge of educating her 4-H club members about the importance of good horsemanship and helping many members set and achieve their own personal goals. Striving to bring out the best in both horse and rider is a process she truly enjoys.
As a former Amateur-Owned-trained and Show exhibitor, Amy self-trained her first foal from the moment he was born for all levels of competition. She and her horse, Urban Legend +++//, successfully competed and won at the local, regional, and national level of the Arabian Horse Association in such classes as Trail, Showmanship, Sport Horse In-Hand, Hunter Hack, Sport Horse Under Saddle, and Carriage Driving. Their dynamic pairing most recently accomplished winning multiple world titles at the Pinto World Championships, proving that with time and dedication, dreams really can come true.