Our Team at Sweet Music Farms
Our staff is carefully selected to provide our clientelle with the best professionals in the business. Our team
members are dedicated equestrians that strive to excel in the industry. They have undergone many years of
training and have diverse riding backgrounds that perfectly compliment each other.
Kathy Viola, Owner/Trainer
Kathy has over 45 years of equestrian experience in multiple disciplines. She started out riding in the AQHA circuit, showing both Western Pleasure and English. She then went on to train Dressage for five years with Max von Bluecher at Fortuna Farms. Max founded the American Trakehner Association here in the United States. After moving to New York and Florida she trained and showed on the A Circuit with notable trainers; Ralph Caristo, Phil DeVita, Bill Schaub, and Doug Simpson. Sixteen years ago Kathy founded Sweet Music Farms and became a professional. She has bred to two notable stallions; Heisman (1992 Olympics) and Golan (1994 Olympics). Their offspring are finding great success on the A Circuit in both the Hunter and Jumper classes. The farm has two breeding stallions and two brood mares with top bloodlines from Furioso II, Gotthard, and Donnerhall. Kathy believes that basic classical training methods and good horsemanship skills are the key to success for both the horse and rider.