Welcome to Bits & Bytes Farm on the Web. Take a virtual tour
of the farm and see the beautiful thoroughbreds
we have for sale. Follow their training and learn how we bring
them from racetrack to a new career in the show ring, fox hunting
We've been having fun! - Page one of
Saturday, September 4, 2004, we decided to do a picnic at the park
- the Centennial Olympic Park in Conyers (Atlanta), Georgia - the
site of the 1996 Summer Olympics. We had the pleasure of riding the
1996 Olympic cross-country course. Many of the jumps are still there
- although not in Olympic condition - but then neither are we.
We brought eight horses from Bits & Bytes Farm down to the park
and we met up with "Friend of Bits & Bytes Farm" Robyn
West and her friend Megan Sanders. Megan was was our tour guide for
the day. She is trying hard to get the horse park working on the trail
system and she would plans to have a horse trial at the park in the
Barry and Era
of Chanago check out the Olympic water jump (minus water).
Four of our sale horses (Secret,
Era of Chanago,
Joe Bear and
more trail riding experience, and, they gave us the thrill of galloping
them on the steeplechase course. Secret was ridden
by new rider Alex Matte Santos. It was his first time galloping out
in the open and Secret took care of him. Alex has been riding for
less than two months! Barry rode Era
of Chanago who is used to galloping cross country as
he has a season of fox hunting under his girth. Joe
Bear just floated around the steeplechase track with
is the newest off-the-track thoroughbred at the farm and he showed
Elizabeth what fun it is to gallop on a track. Robyn West rode our
(hopefully) next horse for sale, who she is keeping a a secret. I
can tell this; he is gorgeous, dead quiet, unraced, 16.2 hands tall
and just three years old . He needs a little weight before Robyn is
ready to show him. I have a feeling she may not let this one go up
for sale. Stay tuned.
WHOA! Lise and Fort Mason take a spin on the
1996 Olympics Steeplechase track in Atlanta, GA.
We always have food and fun at Bits & Bytes Farm outings. Thanks
goes to Mandy Collins for sharing her mom, Jan. Jan organized the
day and planned the menu. She made her awesome tuna salad and brought
all the fixin's. Jan and Philip West set up the food tent and put
out the food so it was ready when we returned from our ride. Philip
was the official photographer with Jan also doing camera duty.
Thanks to Robyn West for doing the embroidery on the "Official
Polo Shirts of Bits & Bytes Farm". Robyn has her own digitizing
business (converting a logo to stitches for embroidery). Robyn is
an excellent designer who can help you custom design a logo for your
farm to be embroidered on shirts, hats and anything else that can
be sewn. Her mom and dad own an embroidery business in Fort Lauderdale,
Florida and also make jockey racing silks. If you would like to get
your farm's logo designed, digitized or embroidered, you can reach
Robyn by calling Bits & Bytes Farm.
For more photos click here.
Thanks to Philip West for documenting our day
and setting up the food tent.
From left to right: Jan Collins, Rachael Roberts,
Mandy Collins, Paula Gunnels, Gertjan van Roekel, Lise Matte, Alex
Matte Santos, Barry and Elizabeth
Call or come by for a visit
Please call us to discuss which horse might be the best match for
you based on riding skill, experience and equine personality. We do
not send out videos because it is important to match the personality
of the horse with the personality of the rider. We are matchmakers,
not horse brokers. We have horses in a wide price range. Call
us to discuss prices or to schedule an appointment.
We'd love to have you come meet all of our horses--we know that it
will be worth your time. Just bring peppermints!