ABOUT THE MURPHYS
International eventer Sara Kozumplik
Murphy rode in her first Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event at age 20 on an off-thetrack Thoroughbred named As You Like It. In 2009, she was named to the U.S. Eventing Team short list. Last year, she and Rubens D’ysieux finished second in the Bromont CCI*** and won both the $15,000 Ocala Horse Properties Eventing Prix, hosted by Southern Cross Equestrian, in Florida, and the inaugural $50,000 Arena Eventing class at the Devon Horse Show in Pennsylvania. A graduate “A” Pony Clubber and United States Eventing Association-certified instructor, Sara is a popular coach and clinician. She coached the Venezuelan event team at the 2013 Bolivarian Games in Lima, Peru, and the 2014 Central American Games in Veracruz, Mexico.
Sara’s husband, Brian Murphy, is an Irish show jumper who represented his country as a junior at the grand-prix level before moving to the U.S. in 2006. Now focusing on teaching, training and sales, he is known for his excellent “eye on the ground,” helping riders of multiple disciplines to improve their skills and become more competitive. Brian also gives clinics to students from across North America.
The Murphys work in partnership with four-star eventer Maya Black at Overlook Farm (owned by Sara’s longtime supporter Edy Hunter Rameika) in Berryville, Virginia, in the summer and at Mardanza Farms in Micanopy, Florida, in the winter. “We all have different strengths,” explains Sara. “This sport can be lonely, hard and expensive. It’s easier when people join forces. And it’s nice to have the freedom to leave for a clinic and know that someone at home is keeping your business and horses going.”