Danielle Poulsen and Capability Brown. Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

We are deeply saddened to report a devastating fire that has burned down Long Branch Farm, the home base of Poulsen Eventing in Boyce, VA on June 18, resulting in a total loss of all infrastructure and equipment. Danielle Poulsen’s former 4* horse and the current ride of right-hand woman Kate Bearer, Capability Brown, sadly passed away in the fire. The surviving horses have been transported to Overlook Farm, the home base of Sara Kozumplik, and a long road of rebuilding lies ahead. The team is requesting financial donations over physical items, as the horses will be fully cared for at Overlook Farm.

Supporters have set up a GoFundMe to support Danielle and Kate through this incredibly difficult time.

“On the night of June 18, 2024, the barn at Long Branch went up in a sudden and devastating fire. One horse remains unaccounted for and is presumed to have perished, as firefighters are still trying to reach the section of the barn he was stabled in. The barn is completely destroyed and all equipment, tack, feed, supplies are gone,” the GoFundMe states.

“Poulsen Eventing was based out of the barn and Danielle and Kate are left without a source of income and are facing the journey through this detrimental business loss and having to start from scratch. Can we rally around these horsewomen and help them begin to recover from this tragedy?

“All funds will be sent directly to Danielle & Kate to cover vet expenses & immediate needs.”

The eventing community is a close one, and Danielle and Kate need all of our support to navigate this worst nightmare challenge.


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