ABOUT WHITE DOVE STABLES
Patty Davis decided to purchase Corgi Glen Farm when Cindy Newberry decided to fulfill a long-held dream of moving to Florida. Renamed White Dove Stables after a lovely white dove that decided to frequent the farm and bring joy to all that see her!
Raised in Texas, Patty and her dad would ride on her grandparents’ farm, Patty on her shetland pony in a western saddle. Despite being in a “rodeo town”, her interests turned to twirling in the band and other school activities. She attended the University of Texas in Austin where she met her husband and started a family. They moved to Virgina after her son Ryan was born. Patty taught Special Education in the Fairfax Co. Public Schools for 13 years.
Her daughter Lisa began riding at age 6 out in Purcellville where they lived, so when her “sadly outgrown pony” did not want to leave, Easter was recruited to do birthday parties and taught hundreds of youngsters at Frying Pan Park until they moved (again) to Marshall and Patty began a successful breeding operation as Gypsy Stables, while continuing to teach and Lisa continued to show.
Foxhunting, Pony Club, eventing, pony races as well as hunters and jumpers rounded out their education in the horse world. Breeding turned Patty’s attention in a whole new direction. She eventually bred her own small pony stallion, Gypsy Time Traveler who became the sire of some great ponies including Gypsy’s Sweetheart, Miss Bermuda, Gypsy Happy Go Lucky, Gap Springs Hearts Desire, as well as some small horses. When came time for “Little Man” to retire, he became a beginner lesson pony.
Living on the 200 hundred acre farm where White Dove Stables is located at the Solomon Simpson Plantation (circa 1783), Patty enjoys the serene setting, lovely trails, berry-picking, gardening and her hot tub!