_mg_3953Rusty Stewart was born in New York and begin his riding career in Leadline classes at 15 months old. Rusty’s father was a trainer so he was lucky enough to grow up around the horses, riding whenever he could and everywhere from the beach to the ring.

At the young ages of 12 and 13 he rode a fantastic hunter named Little Fiddle to the Regular Working Hunter AHSA Horse of the Year award in 1960 and 1961.

Then in 1966 he was accepted into the USET’s team training program and was trained by Bert DeNemethy.

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Life changed for Rusty in 1968 when he was drafted into the Army. Once he returned to the States, he went to San Antonio to coach the US Pentathlon Team, and then up to Northern California to be employed at Berry Hill Farm with Jimmy Kohan. His next move was to Winrock Farm in Fountain Vally, CA to take over for Leslie Ortley. That was the start of his successful show career where he had many top hunters and jumpers that he frequently showed on both coasts. Now after more than 20 years he found the property that is now Grey Fox Farm in Camarillo, and has made it his home.