Leo and Sarah Dooley announced Wednesday the opening of Norevale Farm, a new boarding, quarantine, and sales prep operation located on Hume Bedford Pike near Paris, Ky. The 110-acre farm will focus on small scale, quality horsemanship and offer both year-round and seasonal boarding for mares, foals, yearlings, and layups; foaling and breeding; quarantine after all major sales; and sales prep.
“‘Going out on our own’, as they say, has always been our goal–both individually and as a couple,” said the Dooleys in a joint statement. “We’re really proud of the prep work we have put into this decision and what we can offer clients as a team. The farm is looking great and we couldn’t be more excited to be up and running.”
Leo Dooley graduated from University College of Dublin with an Equine Science degree and has previously been associated with Jim Bolger’s racing stables, Ballylinch Stud, Dromoland Farm, Ecurie des Monceaux, Hunter Valley Farm, and Indian Creek Farm. Sarah, a graduate of the Irish National Stud course and the Godolphin Flying Start course, has previously been with Bluewater Sales, Hunter Valley Farm, Lane’s End Farm, and Marula Park Stud.
The Norevale property is located near Marula Park Stud, which is owned by Sarah’s parents, Tony and Susan Holmes.