Bits & Bytes Farm is the home of Elizabeth Wood
and Barry Zuber. Elizabeth has owned her own horse continuously since
she was five years old. K.C. Banner is the first horse she trained
from the start and he was born on her parent's farm in 1972. Banner
went on to do local horse shows competing as a jumper, then to eventing
to the preliminary level, he played polo and finished his career as
a fox hunter with Elizabeth riding him side saddle. Banner
passed away in 2004 on the farm. Read a wonderful poem called.
"My old gelding."
K.C. Banner at the Montreal Horse Trials
After years of competing Elizabeth and Barry found
that with the demands of their multimedia computer business, Egeland
Wood & Zuber, Inc., they did not need the pressures of competing
and turned to fox hunting.
Barry has been riding since 1985 after meeting Elizabeth
on a cruise. He soon learned, that in order to be a part of her life,
he would need to become a horsman. After one month of lessons, he
was fox hunting. After surviving his first fox hunt season, Barry
and Elizabeth were married and Barry bought his first horse -- an
appaloosa named Chocolate Chips.
Barry and Chocolate Chips
Barry learned to ride thoroughbreds when Elizabeth
was injured at a fox hunt and he needed to exercise her thoroughbred
Big Money. He enjoyed Big Money so much that he wanted to keep riding
and fox hunting him. That forced Elizabeth to find another horse
to hunt for herself. Chips was sold to a boarder and unfortunately
she choose to move him after all his years with Barry.
Barry and Elizabeth's business has grown to include
creating Web sites for corporations and equine businesses. They specialize
in well designed sites that are optimized so that search engines
can find them. It is the Web business that supports the horses they
Barry and Big Money at the Biltmore Estate
in Ashville, North Carolina.
Barry and Elizabeth began fox hunting together
in 1985 in upstate New York.
Big Money and his new dad - Gertjan Van Roekel
- a perfect match!