Welcome To Five Phases Farm
Five Phases Farm, formally Sugarbush Hill Farm, is known for starting and training young horses, colts/stallions, problem horses and training them in disciplines that best suit their abilities.
Why did they change the name of the business? On December 27th, 2006, Roger’s business partner/girlfriend had a tragic accident that left her a quadriplegic. As she was leading a young colt in from a paddock, he jumped on her causing Tara to land face down which resulted in her breaking her neck at C5-C6 vertebrae.
After closing the doors to that business due to her condition, Roger has slowly been taking horses in and traveling to customers part time for the past year.
Meet Our Team
He has worked with Thoroughbreds from the racetrack and in the show ring, Morgan’s, Saddlebreds, Standardbreds, Andalusians, Friesians, and various breeds of Warmbloods. Roger is known for his keen eye for picking out horses conformational attributes, movement, athletic ability, temperament and placement of discipline. Many of the horses that Roger has worked with have gone on to compete successfully in Hunters, Jumpers, Dressage and Driving.
Roger is known for his knowledge and experience with stallion handling. As a former employee of B.W. Furlong & Associates veterinarian clinic he was the stallion breeding handler and trainer. He collected many stallions including Chris Kappler’s Olympic horse Royal Kaliber. The clients and staff always requested that Roger be there for all their collections and training stallions to the Phantom.
You can always find Roger at various breed shows showing horses in hand. He has won many blue ribbons in several championships with numerous breeds. At Dressage at Devon in 2004, Roger handled Barbara Schwartz Friesian stallion, Navarre. This was the first time ever at Dressage at Devon a Friesian won over warmbloods in the open Mature Horse Championship in hand class. This was a big accomplishment for Roger and the breed. He won over several quality stallions some of which were from Hilltop Farm and Iron Spring Farm.
In 2005, Roger competed two Andalusian stallions in hand at the Andalusian breed show held in Lexington, Virginia. One was a two-year-old stallion, Carbonero del Sol, and the other was a mature stallion, Levante D. Both of these stallions won the awards for Best Conformation and Movement.
Roger enjoys starting and training horses to ride and/or drive. He is well known for starting young horses properly and restarting problem horses.
Roger is also able to train horses to drive for either single, pair, four-in hand and teams of six.