She found a horse in Ireland which I bought sight unseen trusting Courtney and her contacts. Buying this way is definitely not for everyone but being a professional I above all wanted something I could bring along and sell if needed. Courtney coordinated everything from tons of videos/pictures on demand, vetting, shipping, testing for import etc.
It was a huge leap of faith hoping that I had made clear what was important for me in a prospect…I couldn’t be more thrilled. She is a phenomenal mover and jumper, has a super mind and is bred royally. She is everything I asked for. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Courtney in the future, she made a process that could be very stressful and complicated that much easier.
He is so incredibly awesome on cross country. He knows his job and is very good at it. His dressage has come a long way and he is doing great! Throughout the jumping courses he seemed to be telling me that it was too easy for him! His personality is just wonderful and I don’t think that Sonja could have helped us to find a better horse! Thank you so much… I am in love with Irish horses and know what I want my next one to be!
Joining you in Florida to look at horses was time and money well-spent. I was impressed with your ability to stay non-biased while showing horses to me that were not your own. Your conduct was always professional; it was noted and appreciated.
I must also thank you for allowing me to ride your horses even when you knew I was not interested in purchasing them. Riding Lord Robert was the best thing that happened to me (besides buying Davey) while in Florida. That opportunity truly helped me regain my confidence for riding cross country and reminded me what I was looking for in an event horse. Thank you!!
Now that we have done business with selling and buying a horse, I can say I have no reservations recommending your services to anyone desiring to do the same.
I wish you continued success and I hope to see you at a horse trial soon!
I purchased two horses last year from Courtney and would highly recommend her for any equine sales or purchases. I will return in the future to purchase or sell horses.
We toured at least 3 or 4 well-known farms in our horse search and dealt with the same number of horse agents. Courtney and her staff / horses performed far above the others in all aspects. I would absolutely recommend you! Courtney was a delight to work with!
Courtney stayed positive and always fought for my interests. Even when we had to do repeat vet checks, she kept my best interests at heart and always gave her honest and professional opinion. I could not be happier with Enzo, He was well worth the wait! Thank you!
Also commendable was Courtney’s communication with our trainer before we arrived–it was clear that she narrowed down the selection to the horses that were appropriate for my daughter’s ability level and did not waste time by showing us horses that would not have suited us.
In the horse world, which as you know is often different from the business world, there are few people as reliably prepared and on time as Courtney. We were never kept waiting. Also, the paperwork was fast and convenient. We made offers on two horses, and Courtney had a contract ready in 5 minutes each time. Further kudos to her for accepting our decision, following a vet check which revealed a potential problem, to decline the first horse we offered to purchase. She was understanding and professional. After the first two visits to C Square, Courtney knew my daughter well enough to say to our trainer, as she led a horse out of the barn, “This is the horse you’ll be going home with.” Sure enough, he was–and he has worked out beautifully.
I said to our trainer that we should just plan on working with Courtney until we found the right horse, even though C Square is nearly a three hour drive from our home–Courtney just made the process so much easier than any other barn we’d visited. Since I work part-time, I really appreciated the efficiency of being able to visit and know we would have a good group of horses to see, all in one location.
I would recommend you wholeheartedly to everyone I know–buyers and sellers! If I ever win the lottery, I’ll be coming back to you for two or three more horses.
Courtney, we are so very fortunate to have connected with you. I’m going to buy all of my horses from you–a thousand thanks!
We rode Chase at home yesterday and I thought he went even better than he did for Zoe when we were there. We are so excited about him!
After many failed attempts to find a horse, including numerous plane trips and vet checks, we came to you in South Carolina with reservations. Our trainer, Robyn Fisher Nash, was sure you would have choices for us to make. We were so pleasantly surprise to have the opportunity to have so many horses that were candidates for our daughter.
It was refreshing to have horses that were physically sound, well-trained and such a wide range of prices. Additionally, the owners or trainers were available for us to meet and talk to.
It has been a month that we have had Ringwood Murphy at our barn, he has adjusted easily, he is everything we wanted for our daughter and she is excited to finally have her perfect horse.
Thank you for your patience and the pleasant experience in the purchase of our first horse.
I found you quite by accident when looking on line for horses. I saw a nice horse and called you. You were easy to talk to right off the bat. You made me comfortable even though I didn’t have a clear idea of what kind of horses would be right for my husband and me. You invited me down and I thought what could I lose??? The whole experience was educational, efficient and fun. Not only have we found horses we love, but we have made a terrific friend who has opened a whole new world of eventing for us. What fun Aiken was! You worked hard to make our experience one that taught us a lot, gave us more confidence and one that we just had fun with.
Now we have two great, new horses thanks to you and we are so excited. We have already recommended you to several other horse people. Horse dealers in general don’t have a terrific reputation, but you aren’t a horse dealer – you are more like an advocate for the sport who takes pride in and enjoys finding the perfect match of horse and rider. You did that for us and we are grateful. Thank you!
You really make the process of horse shopping so much easier, and I will definitely keep coming back whenever I need a new one (hopefully not for a while…haha). Thanks again so much.
All my questions were answered. Opportunities were presented to try the horse in all aspects of intended use. Multiple mounts were offered for trial. A willingness to speak and meet with existing trainers and respond to boarding questions. Actually a willingness to respond to questions in all areas and volunteering information on subjects that were not asked.
Beautiful location. Professionally run facility. Great people!
I was made to feel comfortable by Courtney and her staff in the potentially awkward position of making an informed choice about my first horse. I felt Courtney and others at the farm were honest answering my questions and provided me with the information I needed to feel confident in my choice.
I would highly recommend you!
Meighan and I had a great time with you- thank you for your hospitality by including us at Paradise Farms HT and at your barn. And thank you very much for the opportunity to hack your awesome horse, Vendi! Meighan also loved Grace- she said that was a mare definitely worth having (she is not a mare person)! We really had fun.
I wish you the best of luck this year with Tag, Hope, Vendi, and the rest of event team (including all of your spectacular homebreds!)! I’ll be following along on EN and your website for the latest…. And I’ll keep you informed on how Demon and Kilo and Lee and I are doing.
Thanks again for everything,
That aside, the true reason I would repeatedly sell my sales horses through Courtney is that it lessened so much of the stress on my end. She has so many great contacts and such an eye for matching horse and rider — and as a person that gets attached to my horses — knowing that my horse will be matched up with a great new home helps quell the sadness of the sale process. All in all — quick and painless!
She communicated with me regularly and always returned my calls promptly. I visited her farm while my horse was in her care and saw firsthand that he was well-cared for and happy. He was shown to prospective buyers regularly and sold within the timeframe that Courtney had estimated.
As a busy working professional, it was a relief to let Courtney handle the sales process. I had a great experience working with her, and would, without hesitation, contact her the next time I have a horse to sell, or I am looking to buy.
I could not be happier with your wonderful caring service. I really appreciate the amount of time that you communicated with me to let me know what was happening. Also, thanks for the extra work you may have had to do by taking him with you to events and training. I would be delighted to recommend you to anyone who needs to buy or sell a horse.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you,
What a wonderful experience. To say you “exceeded expectations” is an understatement – WOW !!
Thank you, thank you and know we will certainly recommend you to anyone who is thinking of buying or selling a horse.
She is also a consummate horsewoman with impeccable attention to detail. I never worried about my horse’s care while he was at her barn. She makes you feel welcome when you visit and is great at staying in touch. Not only that but Courtney had my horse jumping better than I ever had seen in the first ride. Everyone told me how complicated he was, but she turned him into a packer. She is an incredibly talented rider.
She is magic at selling horses. I had my horse on the market for for 16 months, and she sold him in less than 30 days for an even higher price than I had hoped for! She has an incredible knack for matching up horse and rider and so, most importantly, I have no doubt that my horse will be very happy in his new home!
I wish I had sent my horse to Courtney 16 months ago when I first put him on the market. It is such a painless and reassuring experience! In fact, I may be sending yet another horse to Courtney.
As I said on the phone, “Courtney Cooper is a superstar!” Selling my pony within 10 days is pretty darn phenomenal! But more than that, was the fact that the home Courtney found for my pony was obviously a home where the pony will be well cared for and loved. This was a special animal that deserved an exceptional home and Courtney ensured that this was indeed the case.
I truly appreciated the fact that Courtney made it a point to keep me informed throughout the entire process. If I had a question, Courtney made certain to get me an answer within an immediate time frame. As a businesswoman, Courtney is thorough and detail oriented. I felt confident that she would work as hard as she could to market my pony to the right potential buyers.
Upon arriving at C Square Farm, I was met by a group of hardworking and supportive individuals who not only aided me in trying to meet my goals, but also allowed me to become apart of theirs. In the short time I’ve been here, my young horse has developed into an exciting prospect for the future under Courtney’s watchful eye, as he aims for his debut at training level.
I highly recommend anyone given the opportunity to work with C Square Farm to seize it!
The level of expertise Courtney and Sidney have is unbelievable. Any question you have, they have an answer. You not only gain an immense amount of knowledge caring for the horses, you also get coached by a very talented upper-level event rider. Every minute of every lesson I am constantly learning new skills and feel that I am improving as a rider. I came down to Aiken, SC as a beginner novice rider without a lot of confidence. Throughout the months I have been here both Courtney and Sidney have taught me so many skills to help me gain confidence. When I return to New Brunswick. this will allow me to advance with my 12 year old Thoroughbred, Dixie.
Courtney and her team at C Square Farm welcome you with open arms and treat you as one of their own. I would highly recommend anyone seeking an amazing opportunity to reach out to Courtney and her team. Make a great investment in your life and just do it!
Working with the C Square Team in Aiken has shown me every aspect of both the competition and sales worlds. Courtney and her team always encourage me by giving me additional learning experiences. They strongly believe in building people to be their best possible self. I’m always learning something helpful, whether it is how to improve my riding, learn about the horse sales market, handle a horse more safely, or be more efficient with my schedule and time.
My favorite part of this entire experience has been having my horse with me every step of the way. Courtney has pushed us to become a stronger team and her advice has allowed both Miles and me to bring a whole new level to our riding. With Courtney’s instruction and schedule, my horse is stronger, smarter, and more willing than ever. I have confidence that my new-found skills will help take me further, not only with my horse, but with my riding career. C Square Farm has given Miles and me the tools to move up to Novice safely.
If given the chance, I would recommend any hard working individual to become part of this supportive, encouraging, knowledgeable team. Being a working student has been an eye opening experience that has shown me what is and is not for me in the horse industry.
When I came to work for Courtney my horse was recovering from an injury and because of this I was given the opportunity to ride sale horses as well as C Square home bred horses. From my understanding, many other working student positions don’t give riders the opportunity to ride so much. Watching Courtney compete at the upper levels with her homebreds while knowing I had a part in helping she and her horses compete at that high of a level was character building and inspirational.
Courtney gave me the one-on-one attention I needed to become a better rider even when her day was packed with clients from morning to night. She believed in myself as well as my horse and gave us the keys to move from novice to preliminary safely.
Working students do well when they have with the mind set of wanting to get the most out of their experience and knowing that it will be hard work. The days are long but are truly worth it. In nine months I improved my riding and was able to see the side of sales and breeding that I was curious about.
C Square allowed me to find what I wanted to do in the horse industry and what might not be for me. If you are serious about furthering your knowledge and want to be around a team that will push you and support you to do that then I highly recommend this farm!
Some steps in the process of becoming a more effective rider were the lessons I had while riding some of your young event prospects. I was so impressed with the overall quality of these Irish horses with their willing attitudes, athleticism and gentle natures that I realized I needed one of my own! I can’t tell you how happy I am with “The Color of Kells” (a.k.a. “Paul the Pinto” and “The Gold Standard of Pintos”). That fact that you have worked with him a great deal and competed him at the Preliminary level gives me even more confidence when I can see what his capabilities are as I build my partnership with him. Paul is a challenging instructor in his own right!
I really want to thank you for all of your support and friendship and I look forward to continuing my work with you and Paul as we set higher goals for the future.
You’ve helped Kathy and Snowy bond into a super eventing team, working at their best, performing with excellence at competitions, and most of all, finishing the day safely with a loud Yahoo! and a smile! How much is that worth!!
Susan Bell, mother of Kathy Bell, winner of USEA Top Junior Novice Rider 2005 aboard Snowy and Toy Master
Courtney and Neal are sensitive to each student’s needs—my love of painting was put to use painting jumps, and when I needed a break Neal drove me to the train station so I could go to Philadelphia. Riding two and three and four times a day, lessons with Courtney, cross country schooling, watching Courtney ride, soaking up Eventing knowledge from Neal, riding in my first Horse Trials—I could FEEL my skills improving.
As a groom at Stuart Horse Trials (awesome!) I felt I was part of the determined, supportive, sun-burned, sometimes extremely frantic C-Square team—it was an excellent introduction to the world of eventing. Courtney’s enthusiasm for her sport and love for her horses was the best example of good horsemanship possible. I had a marvelous time.