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Barn Owner, Rider & Breeder
Audrie’s passion for horses and competition began at only eight years old in her hometown of Miami, FL. Audrie discovered her drive to work with dangerous horses early on as she saw a lack of compassion and understanding for these blacklisted horse. “I didn’t have sponsors, I didn’t have a name, and I had to work as a groom to afford my horses, so I saw a lot of myself in these castaways.” Even before her 20th birthday, Audrie, had taken dozens of free and unrideable horses to the competition ring slowly making a name for herself. She competed these horses in the Little Wood, WEF, USEF, USDF and Breed Circuits divisions, winning High Points, Year End championships, Regional and Nationals titles.
Audrie also made huge strides early in her career by making waves for the Arabian breed by taking two notoriously unruly Arabian geldings to championships after championships. Soundbound, an Anglo-Arabian gelding would go into frighting fits with the simple applause of the crowd, the carrying a crop, or a piece of trash on the ground. "I knew it wasn't his fault. He was terrified and till this day I can remember how his heart felt beating under the saddle. I never blamed him. I knew he just needed time and a chance," says Anthony. However, soon the team was unbeatable, winning over a multi-olympic gold medalist rider in the Open Jumpers. When Southbound retired, he had achieved his "Legion of Honor” & "Legion of Supreme Honor” and had given, Audrie, multiple regional and national victories in the Arabian circuit's Sport Horse Divisions and in the 1.2m jumpers in the open circuit an achievement held by very few Arabian horses. Audrie proved quickly her success wasn't a fluke after taking over the ride on Jet Myles PW, it took over 2 years to gain control of Jet Myles PW's behavioral issues, but even after the gelding broke Audrie's shoulder she never lost focus on their goals. They ended their show career winning several open circuit championships in Wellington, Fl and taking home 5 different championships titles at Arabian Region 12 Championship Horse Show in Perry, GA. The pair also had several newspapers, websites and magazines cover their successes!
Audrie continues taking many amazing horses to victory lane winning Regional and National Championships titles in Western Pleasure, Western and English Sidesaddle, English & Country Pleasure, Park, 3 gaited, 5 gaited, Driving, Hunter Pleasure, Hunter over Fences, Equitation, Jumpers, Sport Horse Under Saddle, Dressage and Show Hack. Most of her regional, national, and international tiles have been and are still won on horses that were purchased for a dollar or were given to her to ride because they were deemed dangerous. Audrie left the breed circuits in 2015 to follow her dreams inside of a Dressage arena full-time and has built bigger aspirations and goals. She has recently competed and won at The Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, FL and was circuit overall Reserve Champion at The White Fences Dressage Circuit in Loxahatchee, FL.
In 2019, Audrie launched Bocoy Reproduction. Her program focuses on bringing the elitism of European breeding to the United States. She uses generic markers, pedigrees and confirmation to select not only top stallions, but only the best mares. She breeds with the idea of an FEI future for every foal.
In 2021, Audrie opened Bocoy Reproduction and Foaling Center located in Ocala. This location offers the highest level of care, compassion and medical attention currently available in the area. Clients can send, bring, or house their stallions at stud, mares and foals at Bocoy knowing their every need will be fulfilled for a successful breeding program.
In 2022, Audrie has broke ground on Bocoy Dressage Training & Sales this facility will feature a state of the art covered arena and 28 stall show barn where Audrie and her trainer/partner Ray can develop the top horses in the country.
Audrie’s Educational Resume Includes
Two Bachelor degrees from Florida International University in Business & Psychology
Masters Degree from The University of Alabama in Environmental Sciences
Audrie Owns and Operates
Island Jacks Patio Bar & Grill
A-1 Construction Company
CEO of A Place of Wisdom & Hope a 501c Charity
RALEA K. CASPERSON
Head Trainer & Partner
Ralea has 19 years in the horse industry as a rider, competitor, barn manager, instructor and trainer and breeder. Her passion and love for horses started at a very young age. She then started her first real training business. By this point Ralea had become head trainer of an APHA/ QH facility and already had started and competed many horse for multiple facilities in Minnesota. She then went on a worked for a large Friesian Breeding center where she started and trained many Friesian stallions amongst many other breeds. Ralea’s life abruptly came to a stop when a training injury broke her leg and needed major surgery to rebuild her ankle. With doctors order of a long healing and therapy process she decided to go back to collage after a broken leg injury to study Equine veterinarian at the University of Minnesota vet school. There she completed her pre-studies and was fully accepted into vet school. As much as Ralea tried to focus on pursuing another career path she longed to train and teach again and decided becoming a vet was truly not her desire.
Ralea came across an opportunity to have her own facility in Turtle lake Wisconsin where she started Lord of the Reins training academy at 21 years old. She started a breeding and training facility where she went on to breed Friesian Sport horses with her stallion Nero’s Knight Mystique. After a few years in Wisconsin she became very ill and caught severe pneumonia where she almost died and had a terrible injury to her back where she almost ruptured a disk in her lower back. The doctors said being in the cold and environment she was in was very detrimental to her lungs. She had to close the doors and business and decided to go study under other great dressage trainers for a while and do some traveling while she was young enough to do so. She received a working student position in New Mexico where she trained and studied under a German Master at a large Swedish Warmblood breeding facility. Later she went on to Colorado and started a small Dressage training program and studied under a Reining trainer and learned the skills to develop reining horses. She then after received an opportunity to train Oldenburg stallions in Winnipeg Canada and her and her stallion moved to the terrible cold. There she remained 9 months until she could no longer handle the cold but did receive her equine management and level 1, 2, and 3 Canadian training and instructor certification.
After much needed warmth she decided to make the move of her life. She truly wanted to set up her future facility and really try and pursue her dreams of competing in Wellington Florida and training with the best in hopes to one day be selected for the United States Olympic team where she could remain healthy and warm.
She has just received her Bronze and Silver Medal in the United States dressage federation with only horses she has trained and raised. passing of her Stallion Knight, who would have been her mount to get her last score died suddenly before she and he could complete her Gold medal. Her goals were to receive all her medals with him since he was such an uncommon breed to be competing at the level. Currently have two up and coming and hopes to receive her Gold this year.
Her goal is to create a wonderful training and riding school with both client horses and schoolmasters. She hopes eventually have quality school masters that have either been neglected or needed retraining, or forgotten to be brought back to good healthy happy state where they can receive the help they need to become a great school horse for students that need a great teacher!
Clinics, Sales, Lessons and Training
Special Thank You to those that have made Bocoy possible since the beginning
James “Jim” Koford
FEI Dressage Trainer & Coach
FEI Rider & Trainer
Juan Matute Sr.
Olympic Rider & FEI Trainer
Mike & Elena Anthony
"They are really my biggest fans and greatest supporters. I would be lost without them," says Audrie.
Mike Anthony, a graduate of the University Of Alabama, found his passion early in life building and owning several bars, restaurants and night clubs all before his 30th birthday. He was also an avid race car driver, airplane pilot and sailor. Mike brings years of business knowledge and ownership to Bocoy Stables along with a diverse resume of lifelong experiences. As father and daughter, Mike and Audrie have a bond that gives them both an opportunity to continuously grow and learn together. Mike has supported and guided Audrie as a father, friend and business partner is all her ventures. They are truly the "A Team."
Elena Anthony, is a true example of a fighting spirit, showing that success is measured in how hard you work at it. Elena came to the United States with her family seeking a better life. Though it wasn't easy Elena worked her way through tough situation into having the ability to start and run businesses, buy and sell real estate, and make lucrative investments. She is a true example of the American dream and a role model to women, showing that you don't need to start with much to gain the world.
Ramon & Angelina Blanco
In Loving Memory
Ramon & Angelina Blanco where more than parents and grandparents they were the pulse that jump started Bocoy to life. Born in Camaguey, Cuba Ramon was a A Valley Forge Military Academy graduate and had a Public Accounting degree from la Universidad de La Habana in Cuba. He met his wife, Angelina, of over 60 years as she worked for his father. While in Cuba, Ramon, directed his father's many successful businesses including Bocoy Rum.
"When we decided to open our own farm there was no question what the name should be. It was just a name, but it felt like we were giving my grandparents it back, something they had painfully lost in Cuba all those years ago."says Audrie.
Like so many Cuban families the Blanco family fled their home and lives to emigrate to Miami, FL in 1961. Ramon and Angelina left Cuba as a wealthy and educated couple and arrived in Miami FL with 3 daughters and no way to support them. However, because of their unwillingness to become victims they worked and persevered till they and their daughters had comfortable lives and could follow their own paths here in the United States. This driving force was undoubtably the foundation that gave The Anthony Family the motivation to reach for larger goals for Bocoy.
Ramon and Angelina without a doubt gave Bocoy their greatest gift, their 100% support and love. They will live on with Bocoy and in the hearts of The Anthony Family.