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Paul Stone, 1962-2012

Paul Stone, a native of Great Britain who competed and influenced riders on two continents, passed away recently at age 50.

Stone was a steeplechase champion and rode in the Grand National three times before training in Spain, then eventually moved to the U.S. in 1988. He lived in Westchester County, N.Y., and competed successfully on the hunter-jumper A-circuit as well as in a variety of hunter paces, three-day eventing trials, and carriage driving competitions.

In 1992, he started his own hunter-jumper training facility, Steeplechase Farm, in North Salem, N.Y., where he built his reputation for backing and working with young or difficult horses. He relocated to San Diego in 1997 with his champion mount, Isaac, and recorded a host of jumping victories.

In 2003, he purchased 10 acres in San Diego County where he designed and built a premier 30-horse show jumping and training facility. In 2010, Stone competed in his last show before needing a liver transplant, and he won the mini prix on Rio del Oro, his Grand Prix prospect.

He is survived by his father, Rodney Stone and his brother, Jeffrey.

One comment has been made on “Steeplechase Farm’s Paul Stone remembered after career that spanned two continents”

  1. Cindy and Joe Torrez Says:

    Rest in peace Paul. You will be missed. Love from your friends, Cindy and Joe

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