Windy Willow Farm is owned and operated by Diane and her husband, Bob Daly.
Diane has operated Windy Willow out of her family’s farm since 1986. As a junior, Diane rode hunters, jumpers and equitation. She has also earned a degree in Animal Science from Delaware Valley College.
As a professional, Diane has worked with students and horses of all ages. She specializes in preparing young horses and their junior/amateur riders for the show ring.
Bob has been involved in the horse show world for many years as a horse show dad taking his son, Eric, and his ponies to horse shows; as a farm operator; and as a horse show manager. He and Diane have run the successful June Fete Horse and Pony Show since the late 1990s and have been involved in the Pennsylvania Horse Shows Association, with Bob serving as president for a number of years.
Cassie Smith joined Windy Willow as barn manager in 2011. She recently became assistant trainer, teaching new and intermediate students. As an adolescent Cassie learned how to ride at a fox hunting barn and when she hit high school she bought and trained her first horse. Taking her passion to college Cassie, graduated from Delaware Valley College with an Animal Science degree, specializing in Equine Training. She was a member of the DelVal Equestrian Team and has received certificates from the British Horse Society for Stages I and II: Horse Knowledge, Care and/or Riding.