Travelda Farm is family-owned and operated, and is the culmination of years of vision, planning and a love for horses and the people that own and ride them by Bill, Lisa, Kelly and Katie Burland.
Young Kelly and Katie caught the horse bug early on and their parents went happily along for the ride, sheparding their daughters to lessons and local competitions. Soon, however, it became clear that what may have at first seemed a typical rite of passage for two adolescent girls had turned into a passion that consumed the entire family!
A first horse purchased and then a second were followed in short order by a small farm in New Jersey where the Burlands built their first barn in 1997. The family and their expanding menagerie quickly outgrew that facility and eventually “headed west” to Pennsylvania, settling in a 260-year-old former Revolutionary War-era tavern situated on 50 rolling acres in northern Bucks County.
A six-stall barn, with modern amenities, was added to the property’s more historic outbuildings in 2002, eventually becoming a base for the Burland’s breeding horses and operations. And, in 2006, ground was broken atop the hill overlooking the original farm buildings for a state-of-the-art, 36-stall boarding and training facility, which opened its doors to the public in early 2007.
Since its inception, Travelda has attracted individuals from varied disciplines, backgrounds and interests. Horses and riders at Travelda range from weekend pleasure to upper-level competitors with a variety of needs. Yet, this mix of both casual and competitive horse people have become a family in and of themselves, because the atmosphere at Travelda is relaxed and welcoming, with friends supporting one another whether schooling at home or participating away in a clinic or show.