About Us and Our Process:
EB Eventing at Trial and Error Farms was established in October of 2016 by 3-day event rider, Ellen Maulorico (Super), and her husband, Ben Maulorico. Together, they have redesigned a former Arabian breeding farm into a training facility for off the track thoroughbreds. After a yearlong construction process they have successfully created an ideal location to turn a hobby of the past few years into a full-time career. This has allowed Ellen to achieve her dream of helping retired race horses find new careers. This 6-acre farm includes 3 turn out pastures, an all-weather outdoor riding arena, and 9 large breeding stalls.
Ellen has many wonderful contacts at various local race tracks and rescue programs. The trainers contact Ellen when they are ready to retire a horse that is not suited to be a race horse and is ready for new career. After the horse arrives at Trial and Error Farms, they receive top notch care including new shoes, deworming, complete veterinary exams including shots and dental work if needed.
The horses are then put out to pasture, so they can enjoy some let down and relaxation. Once the horse is ready to begin their new career they are started on the lunge line for several weeks. This allows them to learn how to correctly carry themselves and start to develop the muscles that will be needed later in training. Starting them in a slow and relaxing manner allows a bond and trust to be developed which helps the horse be more willing and actually enjoy their job. Once trust and relaxation has been developed they are started under saddle and start being shaped into sport horses.
Ellen has been around horses since the age of 5 and has successfully competed through the Preliminary level of 3 –day Eventing. She works closely with Advanced rider, Kara Andrew, and also trains with CCI*** rider Robin Walker. Her and her horse “Seattle’s Finest” (Slewy) are qualified for the CCI*’s and will be making their international debut in the early spring of 2018. Slewy came to Ellen as a 3 year old in 2009 and together they have gone through the levels together and are currently ranking 3rd in Area VIII’s leaderboard along with qualifying for nationals the past 3 years.