The unique 70 acre estate in Longmont, Colorado, purchased by the Gilberts, had been sitting vacant, was overgrown and in desperate need of repair. “The good news was that the barn and arenas were all steel buildings that had been well built back in the late 1990’s,” says Kelly. “The bones were good and the rest just needed a facelift.” “We definitely had our work cut out for us,” laughs Glenn. The original 1906 ranch house was sadly beyond repair. This historic house will be completely removed and replaced. Meanwhile, the Gilberts are carefully painting, restoring or replacing other on-site housing, multiple barns, outbuildings and pasture/paddock fencing. rounded on all sides by the 2,000+ acre Lagerman Agricultural Preserve and showcasing spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains to the immediate west, Glenmoor Farm is located just 45 minutes north of Denver and 20 minutes from Boulder, Colorado.
Diane Underwood has been a top Arabian and Half-Arabian trainer and coach for over forty years. Her expertise, honed throughout her early life at numerous famous farms with legendary mentors, has made her a horseman to be admired and respected throughout North America. Diane has personally won many national championships and awards at all the major national shows, including training and riding the very first Canadian National Champion Country English Pleasure Horse.
A successful open trainer in numerous divisions, Diane has gradually become one of an elite group of leading national coaches for youth and amateur riders, from pre-teen through senior level. Ask her many successful students, they will tell you that she is noted for her patience, perseverance, and dedicated attention to detail. She is also a master at matching horse and rider; creating teams that win consistently at all levels. Since her move to Colorado, Diane has brought home to the Rockies National Championship and National Reserve Championship rose garlands in Saddle Seat Equitation, Showmanship and Horsemanship, Country English Pleasure, Side Saddle, Show Hack, Hunter Pleasure, Walk-Trot, Western Pleasure and Trail.