Founder and Coach
Kc Branscomb Kelley founded Branscomb Farm in an effort to give back to a sport she has enjoyed for 50+ years. She offers young USA-bred jumping horses with the goal of competing favorably against the very finest quality European imports. As an amateur "A" hunter and jumper competitor on both coasts for more than four decades with some of the top professional trainers in the US, Kc experienced many of the typical highs and lows of buying both youngsters and competition horses from various dealers and farms around the world. She set out to take the best of what she had learned and strive to improve upon it seeking expert professional advice from some of the world's leading horsemen, trainers, and breeders along the way.
One of Kelley's early advisors and most valued mentors is world-renowned FEI Course Designer, Judge, author and legendary rider/trainer Linda Allen. Declared by the Chronicle, USA's Horseman of the Year in 1989, Linda went on to win Course Designer of the Year (4 times), PCHA Professional Horseman of the Year, Course Designer of the Year (3 times), and Special Achievement and Medal of Honor Awards (including the coveted Pegasus Award in 2008) too many to enumerate.
Linda brings her vast experience from Olympic, World Cup, and Nations Cup level showjumping competitions where she served as Course Designer, Judge, or Technical Delegate at almost every major event since the mid 1990's.
Linda's inborn passion for evaluating and educating young jumpers and her deep knowledge of the sport at all levels of participation, have been invaluable in guiding the continuing development of the Branscomb Farm program.
When her busy schedule permits, Linda supervises the selection and training of the Farm's young jumper competition horses and mentors Daniel Zilla and the Farm's senior staff at the Farm's home in Half Moon Bay, California.
Branscomb Farm is deeply indebted to Linda Allen for her unwavering generosity of spirit and wisdom.
In Daniel Zilla, Branscomb Farm's manager and head trainer, Kc and Linda have found a professional partner with the vision, experience, horsemanship, and personal integrity to make the Branscomb Farm vision a reality. Together, the Branscomb Farm professional staff works daily to cultivate and preserve the best European jumping bloodlines while developing a uniquely North American sport-horse that makes breeder, buyer, rider, and country proud to carry our name.