Founded in 2019, Hawk Run Farm is located on 18+ peaceful, rolling acres in central Virginia. It is home to Garrett and Carolyn Briggs and their two young sons. Our smaller size gives us more time for personal interactions and is a wonderful place to raise young horses. Our youngsters are handled multiple times everyday and our goal is to raise confident, friendly and outgoing horses. We have some lovely broodmares as the foundation of Hawk Run Farm's breeding program, and look forward to seeing what our next generation of offspring can accomplish!
Carolyn was riding before she could walk, and has loved horses ever since. She was fortunate to grow up in the very horsey area of Northern Virginia and was a member of both the local Pony Club and 4-H clubs. During her time in Pony Club she was able to go to Pony Club Nationals for Games, Know Down, Eventing and Show Jumping. In 4-H she competed in the State Fair numerous times and was a member of the Virginia State Horse Judging Team two years in a row. Carolyn was lucky to have some of the best trainers in the area to work with, including Olympian Joe Fargis. During college Carolyn continued to compete as a member of the University of Illinois IHSA team, and after school came back to Virginia where she pursued Hunters and Eventing with her family's homebreds.
Her interest in breeding continued to grow and she was a board member for the Belgian Warmblood Breeding Association from 2009-2011. Some successes of our offspring have included Reserve Champion foal for the BWP US Keuring tour, 8th place at the YEH East Coast Champsionships, top 10 finish at Junior Hunter Finals, and CDCTA year-end Champion for Training Level Eventing and First Level Dressage. In recent years Carolyn's focus has shifted to Dressage horses, and she can't wait to see what our homebreds accomplish.
Garrett grew up in a suburb of Lansing, MI and has always had an interest in farming and horses. His family had Belgian Draft Horses that they used for pulling competitions. Garrett always enjoyed his time with the friendly giants of the horse world. After school, Garrett worked for six years for a farmer in Michigan helping to farm nearly 4,000 acres of cropland. A job opportunity in the Fairfax County Fire Department brought him to Virginia where he has been since 2010. He is the backbone of Hawk Run Farm and keeps the property running smoothly and looking its best.